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UCOF
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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
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Total posts: 2629
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
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:how on earth do you rig an etch-a-sketch to a mouse?? they're not electronic....... umm

Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

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

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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

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Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
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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
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
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


Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

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

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
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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
Pigeon_Wigeon

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Location: Surrey/Portsmouth
Member Since: 24th Dec 2004
Total posts: 4760
Posted:smile Pretty...

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Socks
Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West
Member Since: 28th Nov 2004
Total posts: 288
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.

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

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MissEgyptology
MissEgyptology

officially expelled from BYU
Location: Southern California
Member Since: 21st Feb 2005
Total posts: 195
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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