Star Trek geek creates air-powered bedroom door

Remember that iconic bit in Star Trek where someone walked onto the bridge of the Starship Enterprise and the doors slid open in a whoosh of air?

An American DIY enthusiast has recreated the effect in his own bedroom with the aid of an air compressor and some pneumatic pistons – and he’s compiled a complete instructable plus video if you fancy doing the same thing yourself!

Marc DeVidts is a 26-year-old software engineer and Star Trek enthusiast from Miami Florida. Tell you what, we’ll hand over to him now, and let him explain for himself: