part of their Make, Create, Innovate campaign, CNN reports on a
teenager who accomplished the goal that many young people have at some
point in their lives, but this one actually went ahead and did it for
just $2,000. In the backyard of his home, Justin Beckerman built his own
submarine. This isn't just a floating apparatus either, it turned out
to be a fully functional sub, with ballast tanks, an oxygen line, pumps
and emergency equipment. The sub can stay underwater for two hours and
roam around at 1.5 mile per hour.
to his parents, Justin has been building things since he was a little
kid, and since he lives near a lake, this outcome was only natural. He
says that he now wants to explore the lake, see fish and whatever else
happens to be at the bottom. He posted a long account of the process
behind building his submarine on his web site, and claims that he wants
to keep building things, making it into a business.
inventors started when they were young. They did not become inventors
as an adult, instead creating things as a school kid. Certainly making a
working submarine is on the upper end of what is possible with
household equipment and a tiny budget, so already Justin has been
interviewed by many networks eager to find out what this next generation
of inventors are going to be like.