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In this blog post we will create a spirograph using Python Turtle to draw different types of curves. Did you know? A Spirograph is a geometric drawing toy that produces mathematical roulette curves of the variety technically known as hypotrochoids…

In this challenge we will use Python Turtle to draw text on screen and customise the appearance of our text. To do so we have created our own font as a Python dictionary. Each letter of the alphabet is represented…

For these challenges we will produce on screen artwork by randomly positioning confetti on different shapes of canvas. Our code will use Python Turtle to draw the canvas and the confetti. Square Canvas Check how the code provided below randomly…

In this Python challenge we will write a script to randomly draw confetti on a canvas while ensuring that none of the confetti overlap with each other! Problem Decomposition In this challenge we will need to solve the following problems:…

In this challenge we will use a Python script (using Python Turtle) to generate a random background for a 2D video game. To create a mountain range skyline we will use a polynomial function: In our example (see trinket…

The aim of this challenge is to demonstrate how the oblique projection formulas are used to convert 3D coordinates (x,y,z) into 2D coordinates (x,y). The oblique projection formulas are essential to understand how 3D models are displayed on a 2D…

Moroccan mosaic, aka Zellige (الزليج), is a form of Islamic art and one of the main characteristics of Moroccan architecture. It consists of geometrically patterned mosaics, used to ornament walls, ceilings, fountains, floors, pools and tables. Each mosaic is a…

In this challenge we will use Python Turtle to draw regular polygons including: An equilateral triangle A square A pentagon An hexagon etc. Did you know? In Euclidean geometry, a regular polygon is a polygon that is equiangular (all angles…

The infinite quarter series is a series where each term is a quarter of the previous one: We can visually represent this series by dividing a canvas (or price of paper) into 4 quadrants and colouring in one quadrant (bottom…

In geometry, the golden angle is the smaller of the two angles created by sectioning the circumference of a circle according to the golden ratio. Golden Angle ≈ 137.5° The golden angle plays a significant role in the theory of…