Mom, I’ll Be In My Attic Spaceship

Most attics sit empty or serve as storage space to keep infrequently used items out of sight. Many of us keep boxes of half-completed abandoned projects there. But some people turn the attic itself into the project: this past Christmas some very lucky children received a spaceship playroom in the attic. [Titospot] shared his project via an Imgur album.

The cramped space lends itself to the theme as real-life spacecraft have never been known for interior spaciousness. The builders are skilled enough at standard home improvement tasks of building out and finishing a room, then they took their step into the unknown by building a control panel for the spaceship.  [Titospot’s] caption text reveals some insecurity with his electronics build quality but, hey, we all had to start somewhere! Few of our first electronics projects were as much fun as his spaceship control panel. Packed with buttons and switches that trigger light and sound, it is sure to become the focus of many imaginary adventures to galaxies far, far away.

We hope this will inspire the children to get hands-on themselves and add to their spaceship. They look to be the right age to start with construction paper and crayons, then they can work their way up. That table is near a power source and a window – perfect for a future soldering iron and a fume extractor. Maybe one day they’ll show dad how to build a better control panel.

In addition to home spaceships, we also have a secret office behind the bookshelf and widening a basement wall to host an aquarium.

Thanks to [harald] for the tip!

11 thoughts on “Mom, I’ll Be In My Attic Spaceship

    1. if they just bought the house, then had it inspected, then no, they might not have noticed the two widows didn’t map out to a space they had seen during the viewing of the house. It’s not that hard fetch to image a scenario.

      1. I don’t know of a bank that will sign off on a mortgage before a home inspection has been done.

        But perhaps these windows aren’t visible from the ground or it’s boarded off from the rest of the attic.

    1. As a child I had a cardboard barrel for storing retroreflective beads. It was the best toy. I had it for years. You could roll down hills in it, you could hide in it and pop out with a wrist rocket and shoot bond style at squirrels. I left it out in the rain one day.

  1. Plastic barrels! Have fun.
    Many attics in old houses have windows in place. The scary scene is concerned with habitation which includes sleeping. Egress in a fire is the concern. Minimum ceiling height is the hammer. Nothing wrong with finishing the walls of an attic, it would make fire resistance better. Don’t insulate the ceiling without allowing for air space and ventilation under the roof but above the insulation. Your shingles will suffer if not done right.

    Curtains for curtains, in space there are no curtains. In zero G they would be allover the place, maybe with rods top and bottom like in a camper bus. Those won’t blow everywhere when windows are open whilst driving. Kudos for the BBC special FX, hoses. More hoses! I can’t believe I’ve never seen Brazil, but lots of Dr Who.

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