Turtle Temari

Here are some photographs of the Turtle Temari designs taken at the Lawrence Hall of Science in the early hours before the museum opened. The code was taken from the examples in Mike, Antranig, and Hilarie’s recently submitted article. In the traditional way of making Temari balls, wide ribbons are first wrapped around the ball, then details are added upon the first layer. When watching the turtle cursor draw out each pattern, you can begin to see the repeating patterns it takes to get spherical symmetries on Platonic solids.

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