As a kid i used to love playing with my Hot Wheels track and remember having to fasten it to a door to make the drop. I remember at school using it for a science experiment to see how the angle of the track and weight of cars affected the speed. Looking back I’m quite impressed with my 10 year old self. Note to self that maybe an experiment with my kids!
This in mind I loved this video today that someone has put together using Hot Wheels and a Go Pro camera on a car.
A few days ago I was randomly flicking through the channels at home and came across the bobsleigh on Eurosport. Now this is a sport that only comes into my conciseness when the Winter Olympics comes around and when ever Cool running is on TV. However as my little boy was watching as well I kept it on a little longer and found myself getting hooked and encouraging each competitor to go faster that the previous competitor. The more I watched this, the more I appreciated the technical side that the athletes have to take into account when travelling at high speeds.
It seems now the new father son thing is to sit and watch youtube videos on my phone before bed. Not the best pre bedtime activity before story time but it opens up his eyes to some different things. The other night found me going from Short Circuit (he thinks he is a robot at the moment to looking for the scene from Big with the Piano. I couldn’t actually find that on Youtube but did find a few videos of the piano at FAO Schwartz.
However I came across two videos that I thought were brilliant. There under a series called the Fun Theroy where they focus around the fact that people will use an escalator rather than use a a set of stairs, however this changes when you make it fun!