Stars in His Eyes

Kelly, Tim
November 2007
Forbes Asia;11/12/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 19, p92
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.


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