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Father & Son Team Launch an Effing Balloon Into Space
8 years ago

Father & Son Team Launch an Effing Balloon Into Space

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What did YOUR father ever do with you? Play stick ball? Paint? Go to the zoo and look at animals? Awesome, your dad is cool, I guess.

Leave it to the internet to once again remind me that my upbringing was tame and that I’m already falling behind in the rad dad race. Luke Geissbühler and his family MacGuyvered a helium-filled weather balloon to an insulated styrofoam container, which acted as housing for an HD video camera, and included an iPhone to relay GPS coordinates (so he could retrieve it when it fell back to Earth). He also included some hand warmers to keep the equipment from freezing in space. Evidently when you’ve got an umlaut in your name, you think of everything. Geissbühler says the project cost between $400 and $500, and he followed all of the FAA rules for unmanned spacecraft.

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Coolest Dad Ever Makes Liquid-Cooled Car Seat
9 years ago

Coolest Dad Ever Makes Liquid-Cooled Car Seat

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You may think that you’re the world’s coolest dad because you let your son stay up late to watch Die Hard last Christmas. You might think you’re the world’s coolest dad because you stepped it up and got a pedicure with your daughter when her mom couldn’t. You might be a little cool – but you’re not a dad known for creating cool.

Arizonian father, Kurt Struve, is now known as the guy that created cool. He’s an artist with a background in architecture, and oh, in his spare time, he rigs up his kid’s car seat so that it’s WATER-COOLED.

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