Tuesday, April 29, 2014
That Pesky Five-fold Symmetry
And then I fired up InkScape and even though I'd done it with six-pointed stars, I forgot and used squares.
And... Oh, right, five-fold symmetry prevents things from lining up in a plane.
The next day I fiddled around with zig-zags and eventually came up with this second, more flowery example. The more, er-bumpy- parts of the design are where the chiral five-fold pinwheels are overlapping. I'll have to figure out a simplified junction. Later. After I submit some stories...