This year my family decided to be "Classic Toys" for Halloween. The Etch a Sketch was always one of my favorite toys, so that's what I decided I had to be!

A real Etch a Sketch is filled with aluminum powder, which would get very messy on the large scale -- so I decided I would have a clear piece of glass with a dry-erase marker drawing on the back in the place of the stylus of the real Etch a Sketch. It worked great!
aleone4143 years ago
This is absolutely amazing!! I'm a middle school teacher and this years Halloween theme is Toy Story and I'm Etch! I am definately going to try my best to remake this (with the enlistment of some hardware savy friends). How did it work out? And simply taking a shot in the dark here....is there any chance I could buy this from you?
mazinbenny (author)  aleone4143 years ago
It was a tough build, but it worked. And it's sitting in my shed. I think I'd be willing to sell it, especially if a school of kids could appreciate it fully. I'll private message you directly.
nave6 years ago
how would you erase it when you were walking around?
mazinbenny (author)  nave6 years ago
I had a rag in my pocket, and I'd bend over and shake myself side-to-side while wiping the back with the rag. ;-)
yokotei6 years ago
i want this terribly :O and picture of it with doodles would be awesome, and certify that it functions
mazinbenny (author)  yokotei6 years ago
I'm writing up the full instructable... just didn't finish it before halloween.... such is life with 3 little kiddos. Not enough time for DIY.
Here's videos to keep you interested:

You should turn this into a full-on Instructable. You already have all the photos and then you can include all the video in one place. If you do that in the next couple days we'll still include you in the contest.
mazinbenny (author)  fungus amungus6 years ago
Ok, thanks... I thought I had just ran out of time. I'll try to get it together.