Category Archives: Tilings

waves – a browser app for creating quasiperiodic wallpapers

I have made a browser app that lets you create quasiperiodic wallpapers. You find it at http://geometricolor.ch/waves.html . It uses a symmetric superposition of waves as proposed by Frank Farris and presented by Erica Klarreich in the Quantamagazin in “How … Continue reading

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Inversion in a single circle

You might think that discussing the inversion in a circle is somewhat underwhelming. But, as I am using multiple inversion in many circles to create fractal images, I found that there are some important ideas you will not find so … Continue reading

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Various projections of hyperbolic kaleidoscopic images

Similarly to the earlier post “Different projections of spherical kaleidoscopic images” I am now showing the same kaleidoscopic image using different projections you can use in my kaleidoscope browser app http://geometricolor.ch/sphericalKaleidoscopeApp.html. It primarily generates images as Poincaré discs. A typical result … Continue reading

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Double spirals

In the post “Spirals” I have shown how to transform periodic Euclidean tilings into logarithmic spirals. A typical result looks like that: The spiral has a center at the origin and goes out forever. Actually, it spirals not only around … Continue reading

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Decorations of semi-regular tessellations

In the last posts I have shown kaleidoscopes that make repeating images in Euclidean, spherical and hyperbolic spaces. They are decorations of regular tilings. But what about semi-regular tilings? Could we decorate them too using mirrors? This would give us … Continue reading

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further wallpapers for hyperbolic space

An equilateral triangle gives us a kaleidoscope of three-fold rotational symmetry. With a square we get two-fold rotational symmetry. Would reflection at the sides of other regular polygons too give periodic images with rotational symmetry ? To get an h-fold … Continue reading

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How to program fast kaleidoscopes

This post repeats parts of earlier posts but I am trying to expand the ideas and explain them better. First, I am showing you how to make rosettes with rotational symmetry and mirror symmetry. This is easier than making kaleidoscopic images, … Continue reading

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