Fostering curiosity in kids (and their parents) since 2011

Posts from the ‘Just for Fun’ category

There should be an app for that…

On hearing that Google had developed an AI that could detect lung cancer in CTs, the 12YO pointed out it would also be cool if you could take pictures of weird stuff on your skin and have your phone tell you if you needed to see a doctor for it. And then she started to imagine what it would be like to use it. Commence role play in 3.. 2.. 1..

View of a remote control car from above, showing the tracks the car's tires have left on the bright orange dirt of a baseball field.

Wordless Wednesday: AI-powered race cars

Over spring break, my daughter went to a coding camp that taught her how to race cars using AI coding languages. The first day I picked her up, she told me excitedly, “Mommyo! My car runs on Raspberry Pi!” So of course, I responded: “What a coincidence. So do I!” #momjokes

Throwback Thursday: The Four-Year-Old writes Elvis

The Ten-Year-Old has been an Elvis fan for at least six of her ten years. There have been a few rocky points in their relationship, however. Like that time The Four-Year-Old learned that Elvis didn’t really like cats. And the day she discovered that she didn’t really like his Christmas album. So she wrote — or rather had me type — this letter to Elvis giving him a bit of timely advice.