Creating with Sprout by HP

by Kate on January 2, 2015

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Today I’m leaving food, desserts and baking to the side to share with you my experience with the utterly amazing Sprout by HP. If you follow me over on Instagram or Twitter, you’ve already gotten a sneak peek of this outstanding machine. Truth be told, I’m a total geek when it comes to new technology. New smartphone on the market? Need to check it out. Groundbreaking camera? That’s a no-brainer, I’ll be all over it. Exceptional fitness trackers, watches that pair with your cellphone, it all intrigues me so much!

When it comes to computers, I’ve been a total laptop girl. Long ago, I had a PC desktop but it’s been many moons since I honestly felt any need to own one and I honestly felt like they were a little outdated. That is, until I met Sprout by HP. So, you want to pay your bills, surf the internet, write a document or check your email in the traditional manner using your mouse and keyboard. Sure, Sprout can do that. It can serve all the functions of the desktop or laptop computer that your used to but that’s where the similarities stop and things get magical.

Yes, magical! The Sprout is built around a concept HP is calling “blended reality” that blends the 3D physical world with our 2D digital one. This dual touch computer has a 23-inch LED touchscreen and an intuitive 20-inch touch mat so you are in complete control. This technology focuses on touch and pen input meaning just using your own two hands, you can erase a shadow you don’t care for, resize, crop, write, draw or move an image to the front or back much like using layers in Photoshop but much more user friendly. The Sprout is so easy that performing all these actions can take mere seconds!

Creating with Sprout by HP - FoodBabbles.comAn overhead projector contains multiple cameras to perfectly capture whatever object you want to scan. Then simply flick image from your on-screen gallery to the touch pad to begin creating. Also, I don’t ever see storage for all these large media files ever being an issue either thanks to Sprout’s whopping 1 TERABYTE of memory! Reimagine how you use apps, play games, create presentations or in my case, even create a special project for your children.

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With the arrival of my Sprout, it quickly became a family affair. The girls couldn’t wait to explore! We started out simply playing a game from Crayola which was definitely entertaining but once the girls realized they could grab a toy and then create a sticker that looked exactly like that object, they were capturing anything that would fit on the touchpad. HB has a love of photography and digital media and also began getting familiar with Sprout.

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Seeing how enamored the girls were with this new technology, for my first project using the Sprout by HP I decided to create something special for them. Maddy and Molly share everything. In our home there’s nothing that’s “mine.” The toy that one receives must be shared with the other and vice versa. The only exception to that rule is their baby dolls. They each received dolls when they were babies that they quickly became attached to and sleep with each night.

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I decided to write a short children’s story for them with their baby dolls as the stars of the story. I incorporated the girls love of baking as well. When it came to making the book visually appealing, we captured the babies, a whisk and then Maddy asked about capturing some beads. The beads were the perfect way to decorate the pages of the book in a fun, playful way.

The Midnight Adventure of Sprout & Shortcake has quickly become their favorite bedtime story as of late. Ironically, Maddy’s nickname happens to be Sprout. Then obviously, Molly’s nickname is Shortcake. They love that each time they grab the book it’s filled with images of their own special babies and the story is all about their magical evening with them! I simply used cardboard to fashion the hardcover for my book but today I had the brainstorm to take my saved book pages and have them made into a true hardcover book which is a little beyond my creative abilities. Then the girls would have their story far longer than my makeshift book.

Creating with Sprout by HP - FoodBabbles.comHaving the Sprout technology has allowed me to create things myself and reimagine the possibilities. I can’t wait to see what else I can make with Sprout by HP. The possibilities are truly endless. You can learn more about the Sprout by HP and even see videos of it in action HERE!

Creating with Sprout by HP - FoodBabbles.comEnjoy!

~K

**Disclosure: This post is sponsored and I was provided with a Sprout by HP at no cost to me through my relationship with Collectively. All the opinions and experiences expressed here are my own.

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet January 2, 2015 at 11:31 am

This is SO FUN! You are so creative! I love the idea of a book with your kiddos’ favorite dolls! I need to look into the Sprout. My girls would have so much fun with it!

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Kate January 3, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Thanks Anna! The Sprout is an amazing machine. We’re all having so much fun experimenting and creating with it.

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Christiane January 6, 2015 at 7:55 am

Wow … that thing is AWESOME. I’ve never even heard of it before but I’m ready to clear space on my desk for one right now. Just so you know though, I prefer a desktop computer and am typing at mine right now. I love the big screen and regular keyboard more than I’d care for the mobility of a laptop. Gonna go check out the Sprout now.

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Kate January 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Well if you love your desktop, you would love the Sprout. It has a very large, brilliant screen and the system, there’s just so much you can do with it. It’s amazing!

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Kristen January 6, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Boy! The projects that Sprout could help with are endless! What a cool new toy for you 🙂

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Kate January 6, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Truly an inspiring piece of technology!

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