Man Uses Google Books to Build Fully Functional 1906 Oldsmobile


I’ve always thought of using Google Books as a way of passing time. Reading fictional tales of knights and sorcerers in a far off land. Never once had it crossed my mind that you could use Google Books as a reference for say, building something. Even then, I would only imagine them providing handy information like replacing a leaky faucet or applying drywall.

Well, leave it to Bob Ferry of Louisville, Kentucky to make your hobby look like Popsicle stick crafts. Using nothing but Google Books to provide him with over 10o back issues of Popular Mechanics and Popular Science, Bob managed to construct a fully functional 1906 Oldsmobile Model B Runabout from scratch. Holy cow. So what did you do today?

[Via InsideGoogleBooks]


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Thast kool

  2. Winning!

  3. He had all those books and the best he could do was a 1906 Oldsmobile?!

  4. When are they going to open it up to the rest of the world?

  5. I smoked a bowl

    1. Major loser…. dope head fool.

      1. Looks like he’s still a virgin lol

  6. what have you done today? lol rhetorical question

  7. I built a G6 out of popsicle sticks and with Google goggles.
    Now whose feeling fly biotchhh.

  8. That is quite impressive, thanks for sharing this Chris!

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