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Multicursal Longing (Tealight holder)
Do algorithms weep for having lost a sheep count?
The teardrop speaks to the sentimental programmer who remembers growing up with a Commodore.
This pattern is produced by the 10 PRINT algorithm, a one-line program originally written in BASIC for the Commodore 64:
10 PRINT CHR$ (205.5 + RND (1)); : GOTO 10
The program prints an infinite sequence of “/” and “\” characters, randomly selecting between the two at each step. Such random selection produces maze-like patterns.
Here, we first generate the pattern on the surface of a droplet, and then subdivide the pattern to add some rounded corners.
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