Whether it be gadgets or roller coasters, there have been people skilled and / or talented enough to build them at home. Tao Xiangli from Beijing China would fall under this category, as he spent approximately two-years building a working submarine using parts scoured from local junkyards. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
After two years of hard work and testing, on September 3, young Tao Xiangli presented his invention to the world and took it for a test dive in a lake just outside Beijing. His homemade submarine features a periscope, electric motors, a manometer, two propellers, depth-control tanks and it only cost $4,385 to make.