These guys over at “The King Of Random” & “What’s Inside” on YouTube decided to hack up an Etch A Sketch to see how it works.
Back in the nineties, this toy was a staple for most kids toy boxes – the pinnacle of toy technology and yet it was basically just a more complicated means of drawing, with the added benefit that you could start a fresh with a quick shake.
To children, or perhaps just us, this device seemed to be powered purely by magic and the contents remained a mystery ever since – until now that is. SPOILER: it turns out that it actually isn’t powered by magic.
So without further ado, check out the video below to see what it is that makes these magical doodle screens work.