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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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TheBovrilMonkey
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Posted:They're cheats - you can rig an etch a sketch to let you draw with a normal mouse, which wouldn't make it anywhere near as difficult.

Still, it's impressive that they drew that without making any mistakes, even with a mouse.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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NOn


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Posted:how on earth do you rig an etch-a-sketch to a mouse?? they're not electronic....... umm

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if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

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JauntyJames
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Posted:i think mabey you make it electronic?

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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NOn


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Posted:but the whole thing of etch-a-sketches is that they're not, they're just a bunch of little magnetic bits.....

...ok.... i suppose thinking about that, maybe you could somehow control magnetic things through the power of electricity.... but it still sounds incredibly complicated, and it wouldn't be proper etch-a-sketching...... eek


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TheBovrilMonkey
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Posted:Have a read through this smile



Apparently they can record movements and play them back, so I retract my earlier statement of it being impressive that they could draw those without making mistakes.

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But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Pigeon_Wigeon
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

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Posted:smile Pretty...

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Socks
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Socks

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Posted:I know of at least one artist who DOESN'T cheat. He'd buy the etch-a-sketches, do VERY patient dial twiddling, then when it was done he'd carefully unscrew the bottom, put some kind of fixing agent on the screen, and put the bottom back in.

So they're not ALL faked.

Socks


I'm weird. Just work through that and we'll all be fine.

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MissEgyptology
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

MissEgyptology

officially expelled from BYU
Location: Southern California, USA

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Posted:I don't understand why my school's uber-mormon filtering system is blocking etch-a-sketch art. Geez-o mormon mafia alert....

"So Miss, I think you win the prize... A mormon egyptologist in a firespinning chat room... that's gotta be a record of some kind"
-NYC

Thanks, NYC,but I quit mormonism now XD

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