|Project by KnotCurser||posted 07-08-2012 10:24 PM||2265 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
The Hilbert “Space-Filling” Curve is a very cool mathematical construct that deals with repetition as well as mapping algorithms. Any of you that might be interested in mathematics as well as mapping repetitive constants should look this up in Wikipedia. Here's the Link.
And yes, it’s one single line – you don’t have to trace it! ;-)
Anyway, I also think it makes one REALLY cool pattern on a coaster! I used my newest “toy”, a CNC Router, to carve the pattern into a piece of Canadian Poplar that a good LJ Friend of mine mailed to me a while ago – I finally found a proper use for at least a small piece of it! I will see it every day as it is sitting by my couch and will be used to hold my drinks.
Overall, the piece measures around 120mm square and is 9mm thick. I soaked it in lemon oil a good while to ensure the piece is quite waterproof for those cold and frosty drinks that will sit upon it.
It’s only a tiny project, but it looks cool! ;-)
I can envision a fairly large wall hanging piece done with this pattern – long and skinny. It would look really nice!
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