Monday, June 10, 2013

Teenager Handcrafts Submarine Using a Drainage Pipe

Many high school students often consider going into college to major in some form of engineering, but very few have the portfolio that 18-year-old Justin Beckerman has, which now includes a working submarine! Growing up, Justin was always building miniature remote controlled machines out of scrap electronics he would find and, as he grew up, his skills in building and electronics only increased. Now a teenager, Justin is close to completing his most ambitious project to date.
By using a nine-foot long piece of drainage pipe as a body, he has outfitted the make-shift craft with communication systems, lights for underwater exploration, working motors, a breathing system and ballast tanks that allow the sub to submerge in a controlled fashion. So far, the deepest dive he's attempted has only been six feet in depth, however, he believes he can achieve a plunge of 30 feet. To learn more, check out the news report, below, on Justin Beckerman and his submarine.


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