A product design student, Andrew Little, recently came up with the idea of making the Etch a Sketch work with more than one user. Called Connect A Sketch, he managed to hack together a couple of Etch A Sketches in order to make them work together. But for the final version, he plans to create a wireless version of the device.
The idea behind Connect A Sketch is for users to be able to log on to the Connect A Sketch website with a unique user ID. Users will then link their device to the service and choose who they want to talk to or collaborate with on an artwork. Both users can then draw on the Etch A Sketch simultaneously regardless of where they are. Users can also leave messages for each other to communicate about what they are collaborating on, or they can just go freestyle and just draw whatever they feel like. The aim of Connect A Sketch is to enhance the interaction and communication of children in a digital society. Find out more at Andrew Little’s website.
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