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How is an Etch A Sketch made?

How is an Etch A Sketch made? MAKE: Inventions host Steve Hoefer gives a bit of historical background on the classic toy, and then, with the original patent and some trial and error, tries to make his own.

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Next: A Pendulum-Powered Drawing Machine and how to make a DIY Drawbot.

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