Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Exhibit Design Inspiration: Etch-A-Sketch Exhibits

A maker named Angela Yuan created this cool Etch-A-Sketch clock using servo motors and Arduino controllers (which will be the subject of a future ExhibiTricks posting.)

In a more "old school" vein, George Vlosich creates intricate portraits on the device.

What other types of exhibits could we create with the Etch-A-Sketch?


  1. Not so much an etch-a-sketch exhibit but more etch-a-sketch as "Human Interface Paradigm". When Apple put the motion sensor in the MacBooks they created the opportunity to erase files by turning your laptop upside-down and shaking it.

  2. Hi Harry,

    Do you know about SeisMac?

    It's a freeware program that turns Mac motion sensor equipped laptops into seismographs!

    Mucho fun!

    The link is: http://www.suitable.com/tools/seismac.html