Etch A Sketch Joystick

Use a joystick to control a classic drawing toy through two DC motors.

The Etch A Sketch is a drawing toy with a thick, flat gray screen in a red plastic frame. There are two white knobs on the front of the frame in the lower corners. Twisting the knobs moves a stylus that displaces aluminum powder on the back of the screen, leaving a solid line. - wikipedia
This toy is basically a simple two-axis plotter, so with a few geared DC motors, you can easily add additional functionality using a joystick (or Wii remote) to control it.


- Arduino
- Breadboard
- Jumper wires
- Wii Nunchuck
- Etch A Sketch
- DC motors
- H-bridge
- Some 3D-printed parts”


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