Teen inventor Justin Beckerman, 18, spent about 1-month designing and 5-months building a 9-foot-long submarine. It can dive as deep as 30-feet, giving him plenty of room to explore Lake Hopatcong when he’s not at crew team practice or doing homework. He spent a total of $1,000 on parts, which consists of a drainpipe, white ballast tanks, regulators / valves from an old soda machine, three battery systems, a horn, a radio and a few ultra-bright strobe lights. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“Beckerman is inventing and engineering gadgets and gizmos at a time when many of us were just getting our driver’s licenses. He built a ‘Cleaning Car’ device that mops and vacuums the floor at the age of 12. And at 14, he created a helmet gizmo that allows users to watch close-up videos without craning their necks. Naturally, a submarine ensued,” reports Inhabitat.