Radio Assisted Drawing Device


An exhibition just wrapping up at the Russian Frost Farmers Gallery in New Zealand presented an interactive artwork hack. Called the Radio Assisted Drawing Device (R.A.D.D), it is a plotter that mounts on the wall. It isn’t computer controlled, but rather relies on a remote control with two sticks to move the plotter Etch-a-Sketch style.

A clear gantry mounts vertically and travels along the top edge of the wooden backing. A slot cut in the acrylic steadies the plotter and allows for smooth vertical movement. Obviously built by hand, the mechanics seem to have tight tolerances for precise movements of the stylus. See the exhibit in the video after the break.

Wouldn’t you love to have one of these on the wall at your next party? It adds a whole new spin on a guest book.

[Thanks Rich]


  1. svofski says:

    Good sound :D

  2. nitpicker says:

    Oh, for god’s sake. It’s called a “stylus”!

  3. Oxin says:

    That’s one noisy Etch-a-Sketch.

  4. M4CGYV3R says:

    That’s not so great…I think they make desks with manual ones on them that work better and aren’t so loud.

  5. djonline says:

    Unless you’re using pens that can write horizontally this would just be annoying when the ink stops coming out.

  6. monkeyslayer56 says:

    personally i like this

  7. nancy says:

    interesting. i’d like one… where do you find one?

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