Crayola Digital Light Designer
The Crayola Digital Light Designer lets children express their artistic side, without the mess of traditional pens. The round dome responds to the touch of a stylus to display up to seven colors, providing unlimited imaginative fun. Kids can make their drawings move with animation options or even create short movies by combining drawings. The dome also features eight engaging activities and games to keep kids entertained.
The Crayola Light Designer responds to the touch of the included stylus to give children a mess-free and exciting way to draw–with light! Since the dome works by displaying light, drawings can be easily erased, re-created, or colored over. The dome also features preprogrammed scenes, with drawings of butterflies, flowers, spaceships, and more, which children can animate or alter.
Children can also learn new ways to express their creative bent by planning their drawings in a circular, nontraditional way. The round dome format is easy to work with, since the drawing can be rotated across the surface by simply clicking and dragging the pen.
The fun doesn’t end once kids have finished their drawings. Animation options allow kids to make their creations move. They can also create six-frame movies with the Movie Maker activity on the light dome.
The large stylus that puts light on the dome is a convenient size for young hands to maneuver. It works by either pressing the stylus against the dome or holding it up to one inch away while pressing a yellow button on the side. The dome also features convenient storage along the side to store the stylus, but our testers found that the stylus would fall out of its storage if bumped even lightly.
From the start-up light design, children can decide how they would like to interact with the dome. No matter where they go, two white lines along the bottom can take them straight back to the menu, where they can change their preferences or begin a new activity. The dome also allows kids to save up to 50 of their still creations–although animations will not be saved.
Testers found that, though the dome does not emit sounds for the games or activities, it makes a constant loud whirring noise when turned on. Additionally, the dome must remain on a flat surface to operate. Lifting it will cause the light to disappear, although the in-progress drawing or game will not be erased.
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