How does an Etch-A-Sketch work?

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  1. cafink

    cafink Producer

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    I'm really curious.
     
  2. Bill Catherall

    Bill Catherall Screenwriter

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    Here's your answer. [​IMG]
    I once completely "erased" an Etch-A-Sketch so I could see its inner workings. It's tedious, but less destructive.
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    Ha ha, I did that too, then I got scared when I saw what was actually inside!

    BTW I also had a Skidoodle, which came out around 1980, which was about the same thing except it drew on a circle that you could rotate, and the control was a joystick-like thing. It worked the same way; I cleared the screen to see inside it too.
     
  4. James RD

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    I always thought it was magic.[​IMG]
     
  5. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    Useless bits of trivia ... thanks

    Brent
     
  6. Charles J P

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    Cant find any web articles or pics right now, but has anyone seen that guy that does etch-a-sketch protrates for like thousands of dollars, then he takes the etch-a-sketch apart and somehow makes it permanant.
    wait, it may be this guy http://www.gvetchedintime.com/
     
  7. Stacy Huff

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    Fairies.

    "Some day, I'm going to grow up and make money with my Etch-A-Sketch, just you wait and see."
     

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