Osmo Creative Set

Osmo's Monster turns kids' real-life drawings into digital art

Osmo wants your kids' art saved for posterity, not just yellowing on the fridge door. The company makes educational tech products and accessories, including a line of drawing and programming tools for the iPad. Its latest package, called the Creative Set, combines a new app, called Monster, with a whiteboard, markers and an eraser, plus a handful of previously released apps.

Like other Osmo software, you'll also need another product the company sells, the Osmo base and mirror, which is available separately. Your iPad sits upright in the stand, while a small angled mirror rests on the top of the iPad, and allows the iPad camera to see what you're drawing (on the whiteboard, with the markers) in real time.

The whole thing sounds a bit complicated, but in practice it's very simple. Like previous Osmo apps, the new Monster app uses a player's pen-on-paper (or marker on whiteboard) input to drive the software.

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