How Hard Can It Be?
Science Documentary hosted by Vin Marshall and Paul Carson and Eric Gocke, published by National Geographic in 2012 – English narration
After ten years of building wacky inventions, engineer Vin Marshall teams up with two of his oldest friends; mechanical engineer Paul Carson and inventor Eric Gocke, to build some of the zaniest engineering feats ever attempted. Tackling everything from robo subs to homemade rockets, the daring trio stop at nothing to break records, push boundaries and capture imaginations with their mind-bending inventions. Look out for attempts at record-breaking feats that have never been attempted before. For instance, the boffins take on the impossible task of making an entire house fly with a giant cluster of helium balloons just like in the Pixar film ‘Up’. Will the team successfully recreate one of the most magical moments in film history, or will they be left deflated?
1) Balloon House
How hard can it be to fly a house with balloons? Watch Vin, Paul and Eric attempt to recreate the flying house in the Disney/Pixar film ‘Up’.
2) DIY Robo Sub
Using everyday hardware and their own ingenuity, Vin, Paul and Eric guide a remotely operated vehicle 12,000 feet down onto the ocean floor.
3) Homemade Rocket
Vin, Paul and Eric attempt to send a rocket into space using materials and know-how that anyone could acquire.