Makers & Submarines

Argonaut Jr.

Argonaut Jr.

I found this wooden (yes, wooden) submarine project that I couldn’t resist sharing.What I found particularly fascinating was the well made video describing the project. This modest submarine is a re-creation of the first private submarine and one of the first subs of any kind ever made. The video provides a brief history of submarine development, and describes the chain of human inspiration (which includes Jules Verne) that led Simon Lake to create his unique vessel. It also describes the tremendous odds he had to overcome, and the great difficulty of his accomplishment.

This 8 minute video should be an inspiration to us all in our endeavor to be makers and providers. Check it out, and share your thoughts in the comments below. Also, if you have any stories of your own personal accomplishments where you overcome obstacles in meeting your goals, please share them as well.

UPDATE: Check out this man’s submarine story as well. If this poor Chinese migrant worker can reach his dreams, why can’t you? What’s holding you back? As his story attests, it is not lack of money or talent that restricts us, but we ourselves. It is time to throw off those shackles and learn to fly.

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