iPad Velcro – What happens when you take 2 of the world’s greatest inventions and put them together?
Video extraordinaire Jesse Rosten created this cool video of the multiple options you have when us strap velcro strips to the back of an iPad.
Watch and see how he is using velcro and iPad:
iPad + Velcro from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.
Affix Velcro strips to the back of your iPad and what do you have?
With an iPad and velcro
- an iPad GPS
- an iPad television
- an iPad cooking guide for the kitchen
- an iPad digital picture frame for the wall
- an iPad video telephone to talk to Grandma
- an iPad backseat entertainment system for the kids
A few interesting things about Velcro from Wikipedia:
Velcro is the brand name of the first commercially marketed fabric hook-and-loop fastener, invented in 1948 by the Swiss electrical engineerGeorge de Mestral. De Mestral patented Velcro in 1955, subsequently refining and developing its practical manufacture until its commercial introduction in the late 1950s.
The word Velcro is a portmanteau of the two French words velours (“velvet”), and crochet (“hook”).
Hook-and-loop fasteners consist of two components: typically, two lineal fabric strips (or, alternatively, round “dots” or squares) which are attached (e.g., sewn, adhered, etc.) to the opposing surfaces to be fastened. The first component features tiny hooks; the second features even smaller and “hairier” loops. When the two faces are pressed together, the hooks catch in the loops and the two pieces fasten or bind temporarily.When separated, by pulling or peeling the two surfaces apart, the velcro strips make a distinctive “ripping” sound.
The things you can create with velcro and iPad are endless. Have at it!
(of course, you could just buy a device or case that would do these things – but that’s no fun!)
Mom to 4 kids, Molly aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. Talking technology and mom life, Molly shares the realities of parents digital kids.