Mercer Island sisters inventing the future

These Mercer Island sisters built their own hovercraft, model virus, gravity race car and more!

MERCER ISLAND, WASH. - Anantika and Aditi Mannby have a robot in their garage.

"He's a dragasaur, I guess," said Anantika, age 12.

The stomping, strutting, fire-breathing contraption is just one of the award-winning science projects the sisters have hanging around the house.  There's also a giant, mechanized model of a virus in the living room, as well as a couple of hovering vehicles downstairs.

Ten-year-old Aditi flipped the switch of her hovercart to demonstrate its levitating ability.

"Okay, so this one turns it on," she said, as a leafblower engine roared to life, creating a cushion of air that lifted the part-car, part-hovercraft an inch off the ground.

Maybe someday we'll be using the inventions Anatika and Aditi come up with next.

The Mannby sisters will be bringing their contraptions to the Seattle Mini Maker Faire at EMP Museum this weekend.

Copyright 2016 KING


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