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The Hilbert "Space-Filling" Curve is a very cool mathematical construct that deals with repetition as well as mapping algorithms. Any of you that might be interested in mathematics as well as mapping repetitive constants should look this up in Wikipedia. Here's the Link.

And yes, it's one single line - you don't have to trace it! ;-)

Anyway, I also think it makes one REALLY cool pattern on a coaster! I used my newest "toy", a CNC Router, to carve the pattern into a piece of Canadian Poplar that a good LJ Friend of mine mailed to me a while ago - I finally found a proper use for at least a small piece of it! I will see it every day as it is sitting by my couch and will be used to hold my drinks.

Overall, the piece measures around 120mm square and is 9mm thick. I soaked it in lemon oil a good while to ensure the piece is quite waterproof for those cold and frosty drinks that will sit upon it.

It's only a tiny project, but it looks cool! ;-)

I can envision a fairly large wall hanging piece done with this pattern - long and skinny. It would look really nice!

-bob

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I think I saw the Hilbert curve in an article about "How To Always Win At Battleship".
 

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Looks like you are having great FUN with your new TOY .
That looks very interesting and I am thinking of other applications for that pattern .
Cool it is and keep enjoying Bob .
 

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I think I was lost in a corn field maze like this once..
 

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Nice. I like to make my machine do stuff like that too.
 

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That's awesome. Thanks for the link to the Hilbert Curve. Some amazingly cool designs and patterns emerge from mathematical work!
 

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The first of many new cnc projects.
 

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Is this done on a CNC machine?
 
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