Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Another Ethan first: He reverse engineered an electronic toy.

Ethan enjoys supplementing his toy collection with toys more geared toward Eliana, though he usually finds ways to make them more interesting to him. One toy is a gear, light, and music box, which, Ethan has discovered, plays interesting pitches when you wear down the battery and bog down the motor by pressing on the gears.

One thing stumped him for weeks, though. He noticed that sometimes the lights would sometimes light up while the gears are spinning, but not always. How do you light them up on demand? Today he figured it out: “When you press the button when the gears are spinning, the lights turn on.”

Ethan reverse engineered an electronic toy.