Posted November 7, 2014. Pretty. 146 words.
Despite the simplicity of their creation, a Spirograph can create complex and visually appealing shapes. Originally designed to help prevent banknote forgeries, the Spirograph is now a children’s toy sold worldwide.
Using commonly available mathematical equations I’ve created a simple simulation that creates many random Spirographs. Behind the scenes each Spirograph is rendered to a canvas buffer which is then drawn to the main canvas for performance.
- Click or use
Cto create or remove spirographs.
- Use the scroll wheel to speed up or slow down time.
- Press space to play or pause the simulation.
Tto toggle trails and