since they came in 10 colors like the ten digits of the decimal system i decided to visualize the digits of pi in color.
Step 1: What You Need
- a square or rectangular hama-beads-board, the bigger the better
- clothes iron
- website or book with digits of pi
- piece of baking paper
Step 2: Assigning the Colors
i went with
0 - white
1 - yellow
2 - orange
3 - red
4 - pink
5 - violet
6 - blue
7 - green
8 - brown
9 - black
it doesn't really make a difference which number is assigned to which color. only according to murphys law be sure that the number assigned to your least favourite color will come up more often.....
Step 3: Digits of Pi
or find a book if you like that better.
Step 4: Get Beading!
3 = red, 1 = yellow, 4 = pink, 1 = yellow, ....
i did the beading from right to left since you turn the whole thing around after ironing. this way when it is finished the end product will show the digits from left to right.
since this will take a while, you might wanna listen to some music on the way.
πr2 and 2πr by clint mansell
or even better
pi by hard'n phirm
Step 5: Ironing
Step 6: Enjoy!
haters might say that this is quite a long time spend on something that in the end looks just the same as random beads thrown onto the board. but i think the knowledge of what it actually represents makes it all the more beautiful and worthwhile to me.
try other irational numbers and see which one turns out the nicest color-sceme!
in the last picture you see the beginning of e (eulers number).