Illustration for article titled Genius Dad Figures Out How To Convince His Kid To Go To Sleep

Let's be honest: "if you never go to sleep, Santa will never come" was about as convincing as "broccoli tastes good" or "you can't take a bunny to school" when you were a kid. One dad on the F1Technical.net forums has figured out the trick, though: make the bed look like a Mercedes W05 Formula One car.

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Illustration for article titled Genius Dad Figures Out How To Convince His Kid To Go To Sleep

Granted, once this is finished, it would be tempting to sit up all night and make racecar noises until you pass out (even as a twenty-eight-year-old so-called grown-up), but that at least gets the offspring into the right location for the night.

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The plans for this race car bed look awesome. Sure, you can always find a pre-made plastic sportscar bed in stores, but if you're a young open-wheel fan, you're out of luck.

Per Awesome Dad Jarno:

I'm a not so long member but a long time lurker.. As of many of you I'm a formula 1 fan! My son also likes racing cars so I thought lets get him a Formula 1 bed. But I don't like the flat looking beds. So I started drawing a F1 bed with a matress and kind of the same proportions as an F1 car has.

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After my drawings I found some used go-kart wheels on the internet and bought some wood and started drawing all the panels out on the wood. After drawing it all out of course I started cutting them out nicely as I draw all on scale.

Illustration for article titled Genius Dad Figures Out How To Convince His Kid To Go To Sleep

Yo Red Bull, this wing won't flex so much.

The next plans are to add an LED night-light underneath the floor, finalize the front suspension build, then decorate and kid-proof the entire build.

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Thus far, he's got rounded sidepods, a rear diffuser and everything. Vroom. Keep up with his build progress here on the F1Technical.net forums.

All photos belong to ThumbsUp's post on F1Technical.net.

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