Tag: Python Turtle

Mars Perseverance Rover


On February 18, 2020, NASA’s rover called “Perseverance” successfully landed on Mars. The mission of this high-tech 6-wheel rover is to explore the surrounding areas, analyse the Martian soil on different locations, take high definition pictures as well as audio

Thank You Medical Staff and Key Workers!


During the coronavirus pandemic, the rainbow has become a symbol of gratitude for the medical staff working in hospitals as well as all the other key workers who carried on working to provide essential services to their community. All over

Vera Molnár’s Artwork revisited using Python


Vera Molnár (born 1924) is a French media artist of Hungarian origin. She is considered to be a pioneer of computer art. Trained as a traditional artist, she began working with computers in 1968, where she began to create algorithmic

The Honeycomb Challenge


Honeycomb is a structure of hexagonal cavities (cells of wax), made by bees to store honey and eggs. In this challenge we will use a set of iterative algorithms to draw a honeycomb pattern. First, we will create a function

Pentagram Challenge


A polygon is a plane shape (2D) with straight lines. It consists of vertices and edges. A polygon is regular when all angles are equal and all sides are equal. For instance a regular pentagon consists of 5 vertices and

Lunar Craters Challenge


The Moon’s surface is covered with thousands of craters. These are caused by asteroids and meteorites colliding with the lunar surface. In this challenge, we will use Python Turtle to create a drawing of the Moon with a random selection

Semaphore Code Using Python Turtle


Flag semaphore is a telegraphy system conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals with hand-held flags. Information is encoded by the position of the flags. The current flag semaphore system uses two short poles with square flags,

My Python Turtle Roller Coaster


In this challenge we will use Python Turtle to draw the track of a roller coaster. We have created three procedures for you to use when drawing the track. Each procedure takes two parameters as follows: straightLine(distance, speed): To draw

Python Turtle – Protractor Challenge


Python Turtle? Let’s Recap! Looking at the following code can you explain the purpose of each Python Turtle instructions: turtle.color(“red”) turtle.forward(100) turtle.right(90) turtle.left(45) turtle.penup() turtle.pendown() turtle.goto(0,0) turtle.circle(50) turtle.setHeading(45) (X,Y) Coordinates? The canvas we are drawing on (using Python Turtle) is

Python Turtle Spirograph


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