Kid drawing tablet on TV
this art studio will help your child become the next budding Picasso! This interactive, creative studio provides opportunities to unleash your child’s imagination! The touch-sensitive drawing pad, which looks like an artist’s palette, and interactive stylus allow children to scribble, draw and learn while seeing their masterpieces appear on the television screen. With over 12 activities included, children can learn to draw lines and shapes, create pictures, color objects, experiment with mixing colors, and tap into their own creativity by drawing their own, unique masterpieces. With a save function included, young artists can save up to five pictures, add animations into their drawings, and then prepare a slideshow for viewing on the television screen. Plus, the Art Studio features fun games such as making toys, rainbow chase, and animation maker to keep children engaged.
There is an article in the NYT about it:
The role of the television screen continues to expand with the V.Smile Art Studio, a large battery-operated children's drawing tablet. The $30 device, made to work with the V.Smile TV Learning System, sold separately for $50, also includes one software "smartridge." Plug everything in, and your TV screen turns into a large blank easel surrounded by 15 color selections, plus icons for basic drawing functions like erase, fill, cut and paste.
The tethered stylus combines a pressure point with a magnetic tip that makes it possible to select or unselect screen items, essential for playing the included sorting games. There are also direction keys and a large "Enter" button, offering several ways to do the same thing. Children are also helped by the oral labels, activated by merely moving the cursor over any screen item. As many as five pictures can be saved in memory and turned into a simple screen saver.
While the resolution is crude, the device encourages children to create screen content rather than just watch it.
Why do I blog this? I like this idea of enhancing tv reaction with a tablet (would it be possible to use it on movies/ad, like drawing mustache on tv news presenters?).