The Department of Awesome Parenting keeps on growing, which is part of what makes it so awesome. Meet the newest member: Will Pemble, San Francisco-based father of two and creator of this 180-foot-long, 10-foot-high completely functional, rideable roller coaster that he built for his kids in the family’s backyard.
After returning back home from a family trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, where they rode one of the tallest and fastest roller coasters in the U.S., the Kingda Ka, his son Lyle (age 10) said to his father, “Why don’t we build our own roller coaster, Dad?”
That was all it took to set Will about the task of leaning how to design and build his own roller coaster. He created a website called The CoasterDad Project to carefully document his progress. The whole project took about 300 hours to complete and cost $3500 in materials.
As he writes on his site, “Today, our backyard roller coaster is an unending source of excitement, challenge, education, and connection. I love it because it brings together all the three things I love best. Physics, Family, and Fun. The whole family has been involved in the project. The neighbors check in and see how we’re doing.
Visit The CoasterDad Project website to learn more about how Will Pemble built this badass backyard roller coaster.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
What an ingenious creation! Awesome parenting indeed :)
I recently cleaned up my design for the Lunar Explorations earrings, and have brought them back into the shop. I don’t do asymmetrical earrings often, but I love them :) Click through here for the etsy listing with more material and process details.
These are prob my favourite pair of earrings that I’ve made to date :)
I’m super excited about these new miniature terrarium necklaces! This time around I made little forest animals (and a special caterpillar from alice in wonderland)… I can totally picturing them getting together and having a forest fiesta of sorts :)
If you’d like to view each one individually in more detail, feel free to head on over to ye olde etsy shop (link on the side bar to yer right).
This is my ornament of the day :) made out of wool felt and a love for mushrooms! Ever since I started taking pics of mushrooms, I’ve been itching to make some shroom related crafts.
I’m challenging myself to make an ornament every day for 30 days (coincidentally the month of November ;D) - I’ll be posting the result each day, and may include some simple step by steps whenever fancy strikes me!
Feel free to follow along on my other blog :)
I reworked a series of necklaces this past weekend (they just weren’t working…) and had a chance to shoot some photos :) Better photos to come next weekend (hopefully!). They’re my take on dreamcatchers…