2D Drawings from BeetleBlocks
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This project is an attempt to replicate “dumb” agent behaviors. The curve starts straight and becomes increasingly random as it iterates upwards.
“Dumb” agents create concentric circles increasing in randomness as they move outward, or upward.
Straight lines cross a square space in an increasingly random nature.
Simple movement with move,rotate,scale but the issue is: this drawing is made by multiple clicks at the block with random time intervals.
Updated script based on previous issue
Water Color experiment
With water color paint pre-dotted onto the paper in 8X8″ grid, the vinyl cutter holds the brush with water and picks up the paint while drawing.
By changing the scale and color every time when beetle move and rotate, the lines are shown as 8 lotus petals.
By adding a variable into the loop, it allows the circles to rotate and overlap so that the new pattern are shown through repetition.
By changing the numbers and reversing sin&cos in the sphere script, the lines change but still containing a sphere in space.
Marble Drawing Machine
Initial idea: Marbles displace previously deposited charcoal reservoirs.
Attempt 01 // Vinyl Cutter Hack
Attempt 02// Plotter Part Hack
| Found item!
|3d printed hand crank|
Attempt 03 // Vinyl Cutter Hack-V2
|Beetle Blocks script|
|Charcoal powder deposit device|