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homemade planes, protheses & optimus prime

04/03/14 , , , , , , ,

Sun Jifa moves a brick as he works to build his new house in Yong Ji county, Jilin province, September 25, 2012. Chinese farmer Sun, who lost his forearms in a dynamite fishing accident 32 years ago, could not afford to buy prosthesis. He spent two years guiding his two nephews to build him prosthesis from scrap metal, plastic and rubber. Over the years, Sun and his nephews have built about 300 prosthetic limbs for people in need, charging 3000 RMB ($476) each. Picture taken September 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Sheng Li)

Sun Jifa moves a brick as he works to build his new house in Yong Ji county, Jilin province, September 25, 2012. Chinese farmer Sun, who lost his forearms in a dynamite fishing accident 32 years ago, could not afford to buy prosthesis. He spent two years guiding his two nephews to build him prosthesis from scrap metal, plastic and rubber. Over the years, Sun and his nephews have built about 300 prosthetic limbs for people in need, charging 3000 RMB ($476) each. Picture taken September 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Sheng Li)

the submarines, planes, and other self-made creations depicted below came from inventors of different ages, genders & motivations.  some were successful.  others failed (repeatedly).  all however are great examples of hope and resourcefulness in action.

click on the pics below for detailed captions & closer looks.  via reuters by way of yahoo news.

related: 20 unusual homes from around the world

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