Tag Archives: Recreation

Autumn leaves

In autumn find a lot of colorful leaves and we dry them. Later we are disappointed as they lose their color and become brittle. Thus I now prefer to scan the leaves with the scanner on my printer. It is … Continue reading

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Making quasiperiodic structures using waves: A simple program

  // this is a simple program // it shows more clearly how I get quasiperiodic structures // from waves // feel free to experiment //———————————————— // to run the program you need processing // simply download processing from processing.org … Continue reading

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Playing with pentagrams

With some basic trigonometry we can program the computer to draw pentagrams (or star pentagons) which are the well-known stars with five points. They can be combined in many ways because of their special geometry. Especially interesting are series of … Continue reading

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Fooling around

Being tired from gardening and a long day out in the sun I made same programming mistakes and experiments. Thus I found that the iteration methods for quasiperiodic tilings can too be used to create mandala or rose windows. To … Continue reading

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Iteration of rhombs: the programming code

//  this is the processing code for the iteration of rhombs //  you can reproduce my results of the earlier posts //  feel free to experiment ! // //  to run it you have first to download “processing” from processing.org … Continue reading

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Iteration of rhombs

We had good weather the last days and I enjoyed myself in the garden – weeding and admiring the nice tulips. I also found a nice iterative method to draw a tiling, which I will share with you now. It … Continue reading

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The basic Amman-Beenker tiling

With the details presented in the earlier posts we can easily get large parts of this tiling. I have tried to choose colors, which are not too contrasting and too hard on the eyes: We see that small patterns are … Continue reading

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