HACK – Digitized Doodle Dome using PICAXE and 5.25″ floppy drives

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Here’s a real cool doodle dome using a PICAXE and a 5.25″ floppy drive!

The Doodle Dome was a toy made by Tyco in the early 1990’s. It is basically an Etch-A-Sketch type deal, except that instead of a flat rectangle, it is (most of) a sphere. Like an Etch-a-Sketch, there are two knobs that move a little pointer around a drawing surface, and it scrapes some silver dust-like stuff off to draw a picture. Outside of the shape, the other notable difference is that there is a little lever that pulls the drawing point off of the surface, so the picture can have gaps in it, instead of being all connected by a line

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3 Responses to HACK – Digitized Doodle Dome using PICAXE and 5.25″ floppy drives

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  2. Izl says:

    nice, what did the drive do?

  3. girrrrrrr2 says:

    look cool….

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