Daily Archives: March 16, 2013

Build The Fire Engine In The Bedroom

What a dad!  This fellow wants his little boy to enjoy his dreams every day and every night.  And it certainly looks like his son will cherish the experience.

Click here at Imgur to see the rest of the images of this excellent home-made masterpiece!

The bed has it’s own pump panel with parts taken off of a salvage truck. The switch panel controls all of the lights on top as well as a siren sound that was stolen out of an old toy firetruck he had broken.

The lights are powered by an old PC power supply that I had laying around. I’m sure there is a much better way to power them… but I couldnt figure out how.

The inside of the bed has a 20 inch (i think) monitor hooked up to a pc that is hidden in the top of the bed, it is connected to our network and streams all of his shows, movies, netflix, whatever. It has no keyboard or mouse, it is controlled via VNC on my main computer or my phone. The CB you see on the dash was gutted and a county scanner was put inside of it, so he can listen to the counties fire dispatch whenever he wants to play. there is a small fan to help with airflow, and a phone… which isn’t connected to anything. It has an ignition switch stolen out of an old little tykes car, complete with keys, and a pump pressure valve which he pretends lowers and raises his bucket.

Here is my little Chief.

More images here.

“My son wants to be a firefighter, So I built him a firetruck bed.”
Image courtesy of http://imgur.com/gallery/BosCU.