In more thinking about patterns, I recalled that my baby got me a spirograph set last xmas because I had mentioned I wanted one. I had never busted it out to play, so I busted it out today. It's a really antique set from the late 1960s. The box has a pricetag that reads $2.88. Amazing.
Spirograph is a fun and mind-numbing activity because no matter what combination of discs you use, you will always end up with a pretty and symmetrical looping beauty. But if you want to achieve a very specific pattern and size, you will have to be observant and think about which loop matches which disc; or just do a bunch of experiments.… [ read more ]