Fractal Menagerie

December 14, 2017 Maddy B

A fractal is a curve or geometric figure which parts’ have the same statistical characteristics as the whole.  Fractals follow patterns or rules that recur at progressively larger or smaller scales.  An iteration is one repetition of this rule, and fractals have many iterations or levels […]

Fractal Carpets Showcase

December 14, 2017 Haleigh Sink

Our group consisted of Haleigh Sink, Summer Xia, and Megan Shanian and we were assigned to present the classes fractal carpets. For our presentation, we showed everyone what fractal carpets are and all the ones that the class made for their individual projects. We decided […]

Dragon Curve Showcase

December 14, 2017 Michael Conway

For the final class of the semester, Hugh and I did a presentation on the dragon curve at the showcase. We had examples of every level of the dragon curve from level one to level 12. We constructed levels six through 12 and drew out the first six levels of the curve […]

Trefoil Knots Showcase

December 13, 2017 Ni Trisadhani

We had a great experience showcasing our project about the trefoil knot to different students, classmates and professors. We brought our traced projections and some extra pictures of the trefoil knot to the showcase so that people would be able to visualize our object better. […]

Hinged Dissections Showcase

December 13, 2017 Nathan Glass

On Thursday we had our class Showcase event. For our presentation, Emily and I focused on Hinged Dissections. To help people visualize Hinged Dissections, we had a few different displays. One of our displays had information on Rhombic Dodecahedron along with two 3-D printed […]

Rhombicuboctahedron Showcase

December 13, 2017 vasilidallasjmu

On Thursday, we had a ton of fun showing off our Rhombicuboctahedron open project off to those who came to the showcase. We had an opportunity to share our story of how we came to choose our object, and how we learned about polyhedral graph theory and its application […]

Borromean Rings Showcase

December 13, 2017 Jenna Jordan

For the final showcase, Isabelle and I got the chance to show everyone our Borromean Rings project. To explain our project, we used pictures to show our initial ideas and models for our designs. We also had an interactive display using our detachable print and using a demonstration […]

Prince Rupert’s Cube Showcase

December 7, 2017 Taylor Zabinsky

Our final presentation was on Prince Rupert’s Cube. Essentially, the Prince Rupert problem was proposed by Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Prince Rupert’s cube is the largest cube that can pass through a hole cut through another cube without splitting the cube into […]

Thurs Dec 7 – SHOWCASE

December 6, 2017 mathgrrl

Today we meet in Roop Hall, room 103, for our final project showcase. Be there at 9:30 or earlier to set up, and make sure you have all your prints and materials with you. If you happen to want cake for breakfast, we’ll have that […]

Meissner Tetrahedron Showcase

December 5, 2017 Michael Mathis

During the showcase on Thursday, Hunter and I focused on showcasing the technical capabilities of the Meissner Tetrahedron. We mainly focused on its ability to spin 360 degrees without interruption. We printed six new Meissner tetrahedrons of equal size to demonstrate […]

Tues Dec 5 – Presentation Runthroughs

December 5, 2017 mathgrrl

Today you’ll all do a practice run of your presentations. Get set up and ready for me to come by and see a practice run. FYI, here’s the email I sent to the math department faculty/staff/students: On this Thursday morning from 9:45-10:45am, my MATH 103 […]

Pizza Problem Showcase

December 5, 2017 Sam Janssen

During the showcase on Thursday, Collin and I reprinted the pieces to better fit our demonstrations. We began by explaining the fundamental basis of the Pizza problem, having even pizza slices that don’t all touch the middle. Once we established the problem, we explained […]

Thurs Nov 30 – Presentation Preparations

November 30, 2017 mathgrrl

Today’s quiz: Do you have your First Fractal, Tinkercad Fractal, and Carpet Fractal prints? Record it on the sheet that will be passed around, then give your prints to the corresponding groups (you’ll get them back next week). Keep working on presentations: Dragon Curve, Fractal […]

Tues Nov 28 – Logistics

November 28, 2017 mathgrrl

Welcome back! Today we’ll handle various administrative/grading issues, and start planning for final presentations next week. First: Grades and Revisions Hand out individual grade estimates In Open Project groups: Hand back grades, discuss revisions Stand up and meet in Tinkercad Fractal groups: Hand back grades, […]

Thurs Nov 16 – Dimension

November 16, 2017 mathgrrl

First: Print stuff Anything need reprinting? If you can’t get the raft off, accidentally printed with a brim that is now stuck all around your fractal, or if a print doesn’t look great for some other reason, then print it again. Use the Ultimakers. If […]

Crab Carpet Fractal

November 15, 2017 Taylor Zabinsky

Starting with 16 squares, I decided to remove 5; the four corner squares and a square on the inside. The coordinates removed are, (0,0), (4,0), (0,4), (4,4) and (1,1). Below, you can see how the total area for each box level (total, big, medium and small) is calculated. This is important to […]

Space Invader Carpet Fractal

November 15, 2017 Collin Cullen

I named my fractal the Space Invader because the white color and shape reminds me of the aliens from the classic arcade game Space Invaders. When designing this fractal carpet, I did not have any specific shape in mind, but I knew I wanted a symmetrical fractal […]

Tetris Carpet Fractal

November 15, 2017 Ni Trisadhani

For this particular carpet fractal, I removed three sections (boxes) that are towards the middle of the square which are (2,1) (1,2) and (2,2) in order to create the first level of the fractal. The reason why I removed these sections was because I thought the fractal was unique and […]

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