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Escher-Sketch

I fell for Rod's bait.
 
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Two robotic hands reach out of a flat panel, cross eachother, controlling two knobs which determine their movement, one in the X direction for one hand and the Y direction for the other, and the other one for the opposites.

The title's great, but I couldn't do much with this in 5 minutes. Anybody got a better spin?

RayfordSteele, Mar 05 2003

The inspiration http://www.halfbake...ert_20Etch-a-Sketch
[RayfordSteele, Oct 05 2004]

First, learn all this math. http://www.math.dar...le/java/SpiroGraph/
[snarfyguy, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Then, look at this toy. http://www.yesterda...ows/toys/ty1379.php
Now, get to work! [snarfyguy, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Escher-Sketch sketch http://www.geocitie...e/eschersketch.html
one of many possibilities [FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Escher Web Sketch http://www-sphys.unil.ch/escher/
Java applet for drawing Escheresque tesselations. [AntiQuark, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Escher's Ketch http://www.halfbake.../Escher_27s_20Ketch
I fell for the bait, too. [beauxeault, Oct 05 2004]

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       5min does not an idea make, apparently. Ahwell.. Title is prime, though. :)
JackandJohn, Mar 05 2003
  

       I like it - although the hands coming out of the screen should be drawing another Etch-a-sketch with two hands coming out of the screen... etc.
lostdog, Mar 06 2003
  

       This sounds like a tool to help you design birds-intertwined-with-fish tessellations. Instead of just one scraper, it has about 36 spaced in a grid and moving in unison, so anything you draw gets repeated in the right sort of pattern, thereby automatically intertwining the shape with itself.
AO, Mar 06 2003
  

       AO: sounds like a super Spirograph. Remember those things? I'll try to find a link.
snarfyguy, Mar 06 2003
  

       amazed this has not been done before. +1   

       anyone brave enough to attempt a drawing?
po, Mar 07 2003
  

       I’m imagining Escher-Erase. A computer game with two crossing hands holding erasers. The object is to erase the other hand before it can erase yours, with a partially erased hand becoming progressively non-functional.
pluterday, Mar 07 2003
  

       I can try to draw one of these variations at a meeting or tomorrow.
FarmerJohn, Mar 07 2003
  

       //...at a meeting...//

You people with jobs are so lucky...so much free time!
pluterday, Mar 07 2003
  

       Still pondering ways to better capitalize on the potential here. If anyone else comes up with something better, (nudges a dozing RT), feel free to steal the title; it was borrowed, anyways.
RayfordSteele, Mar 07 2003
  

       Very nice [FJ]!
bristolz, Mar 07 2003
  

       Fun link [AQ].
FarmerJohn, Mar 08 2003
  

       [Farmer] its not how I pictured it at all - but thats a brilliant drawing. add it to the art calendar if I may.
po, Mar 08 2003
  

       po-sitively OK by me
FarmerJohn, Mar 10 2003
  
      
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