Last week when Google had the Les Paul doodle my son Vincent was so impressed by it he was playing and recording songs for 2 days. When Google removed the guitar app he was so upset and everyday has been looking to see if Google would bring it back or if another cool app would appear.
Finally yesterday Google had a lunar eclipse as one of the O’s in the google logo. Since you really couldn’t interact with it as the Les Paul app he thought about hacking it and decided to build his own.
He was able to code it in 39 lines of code, simplified the lunar eclipse by having only 4 images and manipulating them by applying filters and gradients. It took him a few hours to build and looks forward to creating an original doodle to be posted on Google such as these http://www.google.com/logos/fan.html
He also wants to attend a Techcrunch hackathon ever since I told him about a 14 year old who attended the NYC event.
Vinny is 9 years old and he has been designing and developing on his computer for years. His favorite programs are Adobe Flash, 3D Studio Max and AfterEffects