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The “Electro-Sketch” by Jason Levins and Chris Hopkins allows someone to control the movement of an Etch A Sketch using a typical serial mouse. Pretty nice hack with detailed instructions and even a parts and price list at the link below.

How To Make an Etch-A-Sketch Driven Mouse – [via] , Link



  1. John says:

    shouldn’t that be a ‘How To Make a Mouse Driven Etch-A-Sketch’ instead of ‘How To Make an Etch-A-Sketch Driven Mouse’?

  2. MakeFan says:

    Sure would have liked to see a video of it in action

  3. Volkemon says:

    @John- My first thought too!

    Does seem to take the “challenge” out of an etch-a-sketch though….

  4. Nick says:

    Screw the mouse… Hook the etch a sketch up to a Wacom Tablet and FINALLY draw what you’ve been trying to all these years.

  5. shaho says:

    what are the part of the mouse called