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More fun with laser cutter... space filling curves.
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:

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The things you've come up with since playing with this laser cutter are phenomenal. Almost enough to try to commission one from you (large-ish) for the officespace here on Anaconda!


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(Hi mattmatt!@~)

Dude... what you want? Whatever you want, I make. If it's out of paper or thin plastic, I could roll it up into a tube and ship it to you. And I want to try shipping something to Iraq, though it might be smarter to send it to you while you're in Toronto.

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