There's a type of space-filling fractal curve called a Hilbert curve. In its mathematical form, it's an infinitely long line that winds its way around a finite space like a square.
In my recent tradition of trying All Sorts of Stuff on a laser cutter, I thought it might be interesting to cut a (finite) Hilbert curve into a sheet of paper with a laser cutter. This is the sort of thing that would take several days with an X-acto knife.
Now I have a square of paper that is only about 6x6 inches in size, but if I pulled the ends of it apart as far as they will go, it would be about 20 ft long.
I'm playing around with other forms of it to see if I can make a mobile:
- More fun with laser cutter... space filling curves.