My son finished knex project (pics)

Page 1 of 2 [ 23 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

natesmom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 15 May 2008
Gender: Female
Posts: 699

12 Sep 2008, 7:23 pm

Sorry so big. can't shrink them right now.
My son finished his knex spiral coaster. he has been working on it for one month. I still can't believe he did it.
Nothing like having your 5 year old outsmart you.

Image

Image


He is making this one by only looking at these two pages. I don't get it at all.
Image



physicsteen
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

User avatar

Joined: 5 Sep 2008
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Posts: 84

12 Sep 2008, 7:35 pm

I remember when I was his age eleven years ago. I always built those Star Wars lego sets. One time, I made a cube with legos. I had it for seven years. I still draw cubes obsessively. He has very good spacial intelligence and building skills. If he ever shows an interest in computers, robots would be the perfect field for him.



Magique
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

User avatar

Joined: 26 Aug 2008
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Posts: 138

12 Sep 2008, 8:01 pm

Wow!



patternist
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 28 Jul 2008
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,389
Location: at my computer

12 Sep 2008, 8:28 pm

That's awesome! I want some!



Keith
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,595
Location: East Sussex, UK

12 Sep 2008, 8:54 pm

That looks like fun, can I come round and play, pretty please :D



ryansjoy
Sea Gull
Sea Gull

User avatar

Joined: 23 Jun 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 240

12 Sep 2008, 8:59 pm

what an amazing little man he is! Kuddos to this man!



DW_a_mom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 22 Feb 2008
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,233
Location: Northern California

12 Sep 2008, 10:04 pm

WOW! And he's, do I remember this right, 5?

WOW!


_________________
Mom to an amazing AS son, who recently graduated from the university (plus an also amazing non-AS daughter). Most likely part of the "Broader Autism Phenotype" (some traits).


Janie08
Butterfly
Butterfly

User avatar

Joined: 30 Jul 2008
Gender: Female
Posts: 17

12 Sep 2008, 10:28 pm

He's only 5? That's amazing!



natesmom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 15 May 2008
Gender: Female
Posts: 699

12 Sep 2008, 11:18 pm

He turned five last month.

His dad was a math major and is a computer programmer. He got it all from his dad!

I seriously tried to help him and couldn't. My five year old kicks my behind at this kind of stuff. He also can do it for hours. He would rather do that stuff than play outside or ride his bike any day.

He chose to do the next knex activity from a book that doesn't provide detailed instructions. I walked in a yesterday and saw this (seen in the middle picture). It didn't have step by step directions like the big roller coaster and he was still able to see what needed to be done.

I can't even park straight :lol:

He enjoys putting things together more than actually playing with the finished item. He is already looking at the roller coaster and is trying to figure out other ways to make the roller coaster different. He finished the roller coaster three days ago and started the new project.



madderakka
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

User avatar

Joined: 22 Aug 2008
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Posts: 73

13 Sep 2008, 1:44 am

Holy cow, go little guy, go!



ster
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 23 Sep 2005
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,727
Location: new england

13 Sep 2008, 11:23 am

AWESOME!! !! !! !!



DW_a_mom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 22 Feb 2008
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,233
Location: Northern California

13 Sep 2008, 11:49 am

natesmom wrote:

He enjoys putting things together more than actually playing with the finished item. He is already looking at the roller coaster and is trying to figure out other ways to make the roller coaster different. He finished the roller coaster three days ago and started the new project.


Sounds like my son, in that the real fun comes in when you get to create your own. It's like the building from instructions is just the first lesson, the "how to" for something large, and then they want to apply that. Now, my son was never as skilled or motivated a builder as yours, but I do think I could have a future inventor on hand - which is exactly what he has been claiming for years he wants to be (I think he honed in on that at around age 7). But I am thinking my son is going to have some SERIOUS competition from yours!

We really do have the best kids in the world, don't we? I just love seeing what they can do. I know there are struggles but when you see the gifts, it's just WOW.


_________________
Mom to an amazing AS son, who recently graduated from the university (plus an also amazing non-AS daughter). Most likely part of the "Broader Autism Phenotype" (some traits).


Beenthere
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,248
Location: Pa.

15 Sep 2008, 12:07 pm

What an awesome job!! ! :D


_________________
*Normal* is just a setting on the dryer.


Keith
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,595
Location: East Sussex, UK

15 Sep 2008, 12:37 pm

And people say "people with autism suffer"

:lol:



natesmom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 15 May 2008
Gender: Female
Posts: 699

15 Sep 2008, 10:10 pm

Your comments made me smile.

Thank you so much.

I am the one who suffers from not being able to keep up with him :lol: :lol: