Wednesday

Robot that holds a pencil

Hey!

Imagine you have a little robot that holds a pencil. Set it down on a sheet of paper and give it these instructions:

1. Move forward 3 units and turn right.
2. Move forward 1 unit and turn right.
3. Move forward 2 units and turn left.
4. Move forward 1 unit and turn left.
5. Move forward 2 units and turn right.
6. Repeat.


If the robot makes its turns at 90° angles, it will produce this figure:




But, remarkably, if it turns at 120° it will draw this:



41 comments:

  1. Mhh, interesting.

    Or intriguing should i say

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  2. For the 2nd picture, it should be 60°, not 120°. But yet, let's use this technique and create ourself a new religion with an 80° logo! haha

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  3. Oh my, I never knew that, thanks man!

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  4. wow, thats weird. Certainly not a coincidence.

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  5. So cool - This makes me feel like we're in some part of a Davinci Code movie/book :)

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  6. so freaking cool, did not know that before! Thanks :)

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  7. i remember doing something similar back in high school when i had to design a simple game with "basic"

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  8. i bet stencils would also look cool

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  9. Conspiracies
    CONSPIRACIES EVERYWHERE

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  10. Hahaha... that is awesome. Sick blog.

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  11. Agree with diego it should be 60 degrees for the second one

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  12. I'm fairly sure with those instructions you'd never get a swastika, you'd get a chain of 9x9 squares... you would make the star but you'd have to use a mixture of 60 and 30 degree turns

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  13. @Intellectual Relapse

    About the swastika - I am 100% sure, just grab pencil and paper, then follow the instructions. Remember to imagine a robot doing those instructions and make turns like robot would, not from ur perspective :)

    the star, gonna try it tomorrow on paper.

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  14. just tryed the star, because few of u says other degrees than on instruction. 120° is perfect. You are missing the point with a robot...

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  15. I think your little robot needs to go out and have some ice cream or something nice like that.
    All the religious symbols are stressing it's mojo.

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  16. My god. That cool, I'm glad I now Know this.

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  17. If that actually turns into those designs, then this is a very freaky trick. You learn something new everyday!

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  18. rofl thats fucking sick conspiracy much?

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  19. wut?? that doesnt seem correct... prove it!

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  20. I tried this out, and couldn't make sense of it.. Is it just me or is the logic a little off in this?

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  21. J.race its NAZI sign.. pretty nice stuff, i first thought it will be something retarded, but its pretty neat :)

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  22. Wow, weird, I wonder if they knew that when they picked the design?

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