Feb 2, 2013

Etch-A-Sketch Inventor Passes Away

Sad news from the world of toys: Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the iconic Etch-A-Sketch, passed away today.

Cassagnes came up with the idea of creating images with a joystick and aluminum powder, and the toy has been a cultural icon ever since its invention in 1960, being named one of the 100 most memorable and creative toys of the 20th century.

To read more about Andre Cassagnes' iconic invention, click HERE.

To learn how the Etch-A-Sketch works, click HERE.

The New York Times has a great story HERE. 

(image credit: New York Times)

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