Author: Jackson Salumbides

Making with Jackson
Throughout the semester, I learned a lot about applying math to fun and creative projects. I looked at several mathematical topics and tied them to unique projects across various different disciplines. Project 0 – Drawing Fractile in PIL For my first project we created a Mandelbrot Set Fractile Generator using Python. I learned about fractals,…

Wooden Shelves
Creating hexagonal wooden shelves In this project, Jonathon, King, and Jackson worked on creating a geometricdriven wooden shelf. We were inspired by Sierpinski patterns and how equilateral triangles are being layered to recursively create more equilateral triangles. In formal terms, the Sierpinski Triangle is a fractal that is formed by removing equilateral triangles from a…

Pengraphing Harmonographs
For this project, we wanted to create various harmonograph artworks. Our inspiration was the exhibit at the Wendell Museum: they had drawings that used several Lissajous curves and the golden ratio to draw nonliving and living objects such a snail shell and a butterfly. For some context, a harmonograph is a mechanical apparatus that employs…

Creating a Tangram Set
By Jackson, King, and Jon A Tangram set is a traditional Chinese 2D puzzle consisting of seven flat pieces called tans, which are put together to form a square. The objective of the puzzle is to rearrange the tans into a particular shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may…

Drawing Fractile in PIL
By King and Jackson The fractile we will be focusing on is the mandelbrot set fractile. According to Wikipedia, The Mandelbrot set] is a “twodimensional set with a relatively simple definition that exhibits great complexity, especially as it is magnified. The set is defined in the complex plane as the complex numbers c for which…

Preliminary ideas!
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