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Christopher Monaco decided that his normal, run-of-the-mill Etch-a-Sketch wasn’t quite cool enough, so he built his own from an array of 256 LEDs. Turning the knobs blaze an illuminated path, and the user can even shake it to erase what he/she has drawn.

 LED Etch a Sketch

The project is definitely advanced in DIY terms, using AVR and programming in C, but the results speak for themselves.

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[via Craziest Gadgets]

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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