Teen Inventor Successfully Tests Homemade Submarine
Most hardworking teenagers play sports and complete their homework after school. Justin Beckerman, 18, does all that and builds machines. His latest creation? A fully-submersible, one-man submarine he made with $2,000 worth of materials from the hardware store.
In April, Justin unveiled the ‚ÄúNautilus,‚ÄĚ a 12-foot submarine he says can descend to depths of 30 feet. He‚Äôs still working out the kinks but we can attest that his sub works. In the video above, which we shot last Friday at Lake Hopatcong, N.J., Justin dove 10 feet in the ‚ÄúNautilus‚ÄĚ and explored the lake‚Äôs murky waters for 10 minutes.
‚ÄúSuccessful test!‚ÄĚ he exclaimed, after resurfacing, to his father, Ken Beckerman, and younger brother, Russell, 16, both of whom were monitoring from their dock. Nearby were Justin‚Äôs mother, Jess, his youngest brother, Cole, 12, and his cousin, Victoria Fuerst, 16....
Hmm, I'm glad the Columbia drug runners who also make their own submarines Drug submarine seized by Colombian navy, were a good inspiration for once. Actually, I would hope that Jacques Cousteau, was more of this young man's inspiration.