Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.
Yesterday, as part of Obon (お盆), we went to Ibaraki to visit my MIL’s relatives as well as Ohaka Mairi (お墓参り/ Family Grave Visitation). Since I got an iPad lately, we thought of using it to entertain our one-year-old with music videos for this short road trip.
As my iPad was protected with Griffin’s thick and bulky “Survivor” case, we had a hard time finding a suitable car mount for it. So I decided to make one ourselves. Yeah, Super-Mummy to the rescue (with the help of Super-Daddy). And, here is the run-through of our little DIY action:
The materials I used were 2 packets of elastic tapes (30mm wide/ 1m each);
2 pcs of D-rings; and a wood block. Total under 350 yen! ^_^b
Side View: Showing no obstruction and iPad charging port.
We also added non-slip mat in between the ipad and headrest for extra caution.
Our verdict: The iPad survived the car trip but our little guy fell asleep
after the iPad played for less than half an hour. LOL!