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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-20-2014 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Make: magazine's Jeff Highsmith shares this fantastic Mission Control Desk:
For this desk project, I decided to go with a NASA theme. I researched the Apollo Program as well as NASA's Mission Control Center, and designed my own console roughly based on those. I say "roughly" because the actual Mission Control does more monitoring than controlling, and isn't awash in the whiz-bang rocket noises young kids appreciate. I took great liberties and made more of a "space-themed" play console than an accurate simulator.

Norman.King
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posted 02-20-2014 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a great homework desk

apolloprojeckt
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posted 02-20-2014 08:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That looks great!

p51
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posted 02-20-2014 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow!
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Originally posted by Norman.King:
That's a great homework desk
Are you daft? Can you imagine a young boy getting any homework done anywhere near something that amazing?

mode1charlie
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posted 02-20-2014 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic! What a cool dad.

(Do you have to be 5 years old to want one of these?)

stsmithva
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posted 02-23-2014 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a nice example of someone using his smarts, skills, and enthusiasm on something that hopefully his son will appreciate!

Editor's note: Threads merged.

minipci
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posted 02-25-2014 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for minipci     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow. I want one too!

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