I got home from a 3 mile run this evening to find my 3 year old daughter playing with a yo-yo she got trick-or-treating on Halloween. My wife, my running buddy (Sachin) and I sat around takling and when the conversation turned to yo-yo’s and I said, “Wait there’s this video you guys have to see of people doing incredible things with yo-yos” and I went looking for one of the first episodes of Mahalo Daily on my iPhone. I found it and started playing back the video. My 3 year old daughter was instantly interested: she climbed onto a chair at the table, started watching it and said, “I have to learn how to yo-yo too.” But having it on the table just didn’t make it easy enough to watch and practice at the same time… so the next thing I see is she’s holding the iPhone against the refrigerator, trying to get it to sit on top of some magnets she has there. “Very cool idea!” I thought and I completed the concept for her with some extra magnets. The final product was a delightful prototype of a portable tablet TV (ie my iPhone) loosely coupled with our kitchen refrigerator… further evidence, I say, that a slate computer with iPhone-like touch and web-browsing capabilities is bound to be very successful and disruptive.
My 3-year old daughter tries to learn to yo-yo from Veronica Belmont and Mahalo Daily on an iPhone she mounted (with some help from me) on the refrigerator in our kitchen.
A close-up of “The Elevator” yo-yo move as demonstrated in an episode of Mahalo Daily
6 thoughts on “My 3-year old’s idea: iPhone TV on the refrigerator”
Hey, I hope that video helps you guys out. It’s really cool to see someone inspired to learn from it.
BTW, on the topic of iPhone stands, check out my DIY iPhone stand photo set http://www.flickr.com/photos/docpopular/sets/72157603312286526/
Y’know what, I think I’ll just create a group for it too.
Oops, here is the group.
i nearly fainted for looking at the photos of this stunt.
where is the safety in all of this?!
that IPHONE couldve of dropped at the slightest breeze!
Forget the iphone in all this. Ananya’s brilliant! Just like her momma. And into her toys, like her dad. :p
I think LG or someone has made some Internet-connected fridges with LCDs for a few years. Can’t imagine they sell many. And what about the poor, ole Audrey – a device before it’s time!
Cute. Can Ananya play with the yo-yo now?
Love ya, Anu