TITLE

Stars in His Eyes

AUTHOR(S)
Kelly, Tim
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;11/12/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 19, p92
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on how inventor Takayuki Ohira turned his hobby of building rockets and jet engines to earn profit. Ohira applied his self-taught engineering skills to the less hazardous task of building planetarium projectors. His machine, the Megastar, took two years of weekends, evenings and vacation to build. He quit his job at Sony in Japan and got to work on his next model, a machine able to project five million stars. Ohira also designed a home planetarium dubbed the Homestar, commissioned by Japanese game and computer maker Sega Sammy.
ACCESSION #
27587782

 

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