435Views6Replies

Author Options:

Geometric shape similar to sierpinski triangle, fractals that can be made with a ruler and pencil? Answered

Recently I've been drawing some aesthetically pleasing, kind of geometric shapes, most recently the sierpinski triangle. I was wondering if anyone knew of a shape or pattern in the same vein (can be drawn with just a pencil, ruler and a pair of compasses, and possibly other stuff like a protractor) that looks cool. Time is not an issue.

Thanks in advance

Comments

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
Kiteman
Kiteman

Best Answer 9 years ago

You should check out Vihart's videos to be inspired by mathematical doodles.

Otherwise, try...
  • Koch Snowflake
  • Minskowski Curve.
  • Peano Curve
  • Cantor Set

0
jamiec53
jamiec53

Answer 9 years ago

Thanks kiteman!

0
drknotter
drknotter

9 years ago

Start with a "Y" and keep putting "Y"s on the legs. Eventually, it starts looking like a pretty cool tree. You can even experiment with the angle between the legs and the length or the legs to see how it changes the overall shape. It's probably the simplest fractal generation method I can think of. Another fractal is the Hilbert curve. Have fun!

0
jamiec53
jamiec53

Answer 9 years ago

The thing with the y tree sounds intriguing, thanks.

0
steveastrouk
steveastrouk

9 years ago

Take a look at patterns in Islamic art.

Steve

0
jamiec53
jamiec53

Answer 9 years ago

Thanks :)