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Friday Funny: Want to Build a Backyard Roller Coaster? This Guy Did

He loved roller coasters so much he built a backyard version – again and again.

Rob Spiegel

June 4, 2021

When Will Pemble came home from a family visit to an amusement park, his son said, “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a roller coaster in the yard?” This gadget genius said it took him five seconds to know for absolute certain that it would be great.

He has now built five of these suckers.

While he has a background in engineering, carpentry, and welding, but he said it took trial and error – as well as math and physics – to make it happen.

Rob Spiegel has covered manufacturing for 22 years, 19 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include automation, supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cybersecurity. For 10 years, he was the owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel has served as senior editor at Electronic News and Ecommerce Business, covering the electronics industry and Internet technology. He has served as a contributing editor at Automation World and Supply Chain Management Review. Rob has contributed to Design News for 10 years.

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