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LEDs Light Up Classic Etch-a-Sketch Play

Few toys are able to stand the test of time – while other childhood classics only improve along with technologyElectrical engineer Christopher Monaco’s DIY project proves the Etch-A-Sketch is still relevant by giving it a makeover that lights up the old black/gray line standard.

The LED Etch-a-Sketch replaces the familiar lines with 256 LEDs, which work exactly like a standard Etch-a-Sketch, lighting up as you navigate by turning two knobs – and “erasing” when you shake the Etch-a-Sketch.  Unfortunately, even a 256-LED grid doesn’t lend itself to extremely detailed designs – but you might be able to use Monaco’s instructions to create your own (if you know AVR and C programming).

(Story and Image via Dvice)

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