Makers! Make Your Own Backyard Rollercoaster!

in #technology2 years ago (edited)

"It's kinda like being on a roller coaster. If you don't get on the ride, you won't experience the adventure."
- Mariah Carey

Over on Whaleshares,

I run a "Maker-Themed" blog... (

I absolutely couldn't NOT put a "homemade rollercoaster" video I found today there, and I couldn't resist copying it here for your amazed enjoyment.

(See what I did there? Just like a rollercoaster's ups and downs, I gave you a DOUBLE NEGATIVE to bend your mind around...).


Even Makers Have Ups and Downs...   ~   Image courtesy of Matt Bowden

You know how the internet is, right? You're cruising along, trying to get some work done, when BLAM! Out jumps something uber-cool and just grabs your attention.

A delightful video about a gentleman in the great northwest who designs and engineers some incredible backyard roller coasters is the thing that grabbed me today. That gentleman is named Paul Gregg, and you can find his YouTube channel here.

This video is a perfect fit for makers. If you have an ounce of "making" in your soul, and if you are the adventurous sort who loves the ups and downs of rollercoaster rides, watch out! You'll be dreaming all day about building one of these bad boys...

NOTE: FYI, much of this video is captured with a fisheye lens, which significantly distorts your impression of what certain objects look like. Not a big deal, but just so you don't get the wrong idea.

Yes, I am definitely smitten by this. I find it totally, utterly awesome. Yes, I most assuredly want to build one of these... or two... or three...:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :+1:

Don't miss Paul's website or his books...

Hmmmm... What do I want for Christmas? How about a book or two?

I am going to have a desperately hard time getting back to work now...:open_mouth:


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You are an adventurous soul, my friend - homemade air craft and now roller coasters! The most adventurous I get is getting on planes and given the state of the airplane industry lately, that's adventure enough for me

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