I recently got bored with my extra machines and was looking for a new way to use them. I did the following. I took one of my I-Openers and installed the usual win98 and usb NIC. I installed Funk Software's Proxy (VNC works just as well) and mounted it on the wall above my two year old's desk. No keyboard or mouse since he does not know how to use them yet. I control the I-Opener remotely from my PC and run educational software on it. I have created images of his software on my file server and placed shorcuts othe desktop of the IO. Now he can sit and watch Big Bird while i am able to get some work done on my PC. Oh I also purchased a small sheet of plexiglass at Home Depot for $1.50 the just covers the lcd screen and keeps my son from breaking it. IO and hardware $150.00 Peace and quiet so I may work on my own PC? Priceless.....
Warm welcome Cristina02. Great idea. We have a new grandgirlie (first girl for both sides) coming in a few weeks. Never too soon to start. "Baby Berg's" nursery is Mom's office converted. I think I'll fix up one of my Netvista IAs to match Momma's Netvista X40. I'm going to throw in an extra quiet printer so "BB"=Lily will sleep through all the picture printing. Of course I sent them a great digital camera and digital camcorder with all the fix'ns. And of course they now need a new super huge hard drive and hours of grammie tech support! Welcome aboard. Loads of great people here. Much info and fun ideas."Ah crapola....sorry for the multiple posts..." (Greenspark)
I am running electronic storybooks. For example Dr. Seuses ABC. I have also been running Reader Rabbit's Toddler cd, it does require interaction but I have attached a large trackball and all my son needs to do is move it around to get a response. Some of these childrens titles are designed to interact with the child without having to enter specific commands. My son is into Thomas the Tank Engine and I found a CD rom set at Compusa that comes with an attachment that covers the keyboard and allows my son to control the game by simply pulling on a couple of levers that unknown to him, press down on certain keys. If you have any more questions or need a couple of pictures to help you out just let me know. Good luck
Yes Linuxguru. You are being assimilated by us Geekesses as you want to call us. Resistance is futile!
Thanks for the idea! Ill have to wander through CompUSA and see what they have. Havent been physically to a CUSA in years, as most of our computer purchases are online nowadays.
I was preivously just alternating between slide shows of family and random child friendly images. She seemed to like it in the beginning but the I think the novelty, coupled with her attention span, caused her to lose interest fast.
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