Now here's a clever (but complicated) way to get your kid excited to finish their homework: build them a mission control center under their desk. At least, that's what this man—who is clearly gunning for some sort of father of the year award—did.
And if you're keen on doing something like this, good news: the video by MAKE details the process involved in making the machine. It's not an easy project, but the end result looks fantastic. So many buttons to push! And it seems like its only a matter of time before we have news of the father's next project, a spacecraft for the machine to actually monitor. What a lucky kid.