Etch a Sketch

Weekend project

 

This is a Weekend project made with Tokymaker, an intuitive way for youngs and adults to learn the fundamentals of electronics, programming and solve problems creatively. If you don’t know what is it yet, follow the link and come back later!

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Problem

We are a nostalgic crew. Wanted the epic Etch a Sketch so badly…

Somos tan nostalgicos! Queríamos el épico Etch a Sketch tán desesperadamente…

Solution

…that we had to make it ourselves!

Just a few rotation sensors and a tilt sensor was enough

 

 

…que tuvimos que fabricarnos uno nosotros mismos!

Un par de sensores de rotación y un sensor de inclinación fué suficiente.

Material

Tokymaker

Learn to code your own prototypes using the simple visual coding interface and just one finger and program it without installing software or connecting cables. Understand the principles os electronics connecting in the most intuitive way, a large variety of sensors and actuators.

Tilt

tilt sensor is an instrument that is used for measuring the tilt in multiple axes of a reference plane. Tilt sensors measure the tilting position with reference to gravity, and are used in numerous applications. They enable the easy detection of orientation or inclination.

Rotation

The correct device to measure angle is called a rotary encoder. There are two kinds, absolute, or incremental.  Absolute encoder output the actual position on the shaft, and are used to measure absolute angle.

Amazing gadget! I got it as a present from a friend and I’m still amazed. It only took me about an hour to assemble, and now I’m experimenting with its possibilities. Kudos!

Héctor

Maker in Residence at Zer0 Lab, Hackacademy