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Polargraph
July 7, 2011 9:35 AM   Subscribe

A polargraph is a drawing machine that uses a dual-polar coordinates system. It was created by programmer, designer, and maker Sandy Noble. See the webcame here. More pictures on Computerlove.
posted by shakespeherian (2 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very cool. I love how this thing lets you draw on an arbitrarily large canvas, with almost no hardware. Add a spray paint can and you've got a pretty nifty mural (graffiti?) machine.

The algorithm he's using to vectorize the raster images is pretty simple, and makes for a nice rainbow effect, but I'm sure with a bit more thought you could get this thing to draw clearer images.
posted by Popular Ethics at 10:08 AM on July 7, 2011


Add a spray paint can and you've got a pretty nifty mural (graffiti?) machine.

Hektor is linked on the polargraph page as inspiration.
posted by odinsdream at 12:30 PM on July 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


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