Pixels,

irl

@charlotte_dann

charlottedann.com

Why use

computers for art?

Design

Build

Test

Learn

Pen Plotting

Test everything on disposable paper first

Use canvas2svg for

easy vector outputs from canvas drawings

const size = 1000

const canvas = document.createElement('canvas')
canvas.width = size
canvas.height = size
document.body.appendChild(canvas)
const context = canvas.getContext('2d')

context.strokeStyle = '#fff'
context.lineWidth = 5
context.lineCap = 'round'

const u = size / 20
context.beginPath()
for (let i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
  const x = i%10
  const y = Math.floor(i/10)
  const rotations = (i%3 === 0 && 1) + (i%4 === 0 && 2)
  context.save()
  context.translate(u+x*u*2, u+y*u*2)
  context.rotate(rotations * Math.PI / 2)
  context.moveTo(-u, u)
  context.quadraticCurveTo(-u, -u, u, -u)
  context.restore()
}
context.stroke()
const size = 1000

import saveAs from 'file-saver'
import C2S from 'canvas2svg'


const context = new C2S(size, size)

context.strokeStyle = '#fff'
context.lineWidth = 5
context.lineCap = 'round'

const u = size / 20
context.beginPath()
for (let i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
  const x = i%10
  const y = Math.floor(i/10)
  const rotations = (i%3 === 0 && 1) + (i%4 === 0 && 2)
  context.save()
  context.translate(u+x*u*2, u+y*u*2)
  context.rotate(rotations * Math.PI / 2)
  context.moveTo(-u, u)
  context.quadraticCurveTo(-u, -u, u, -u)
  context.restore()
}
context.stroke()

const blob = new Blob([context.getSerializedSvg()], {
  type: 'text/plain',
})
saveAs(blob, 'pattern.svg')

Laser Cutting

Get access at a Hackspace, university, or pay-by-the-hour facilities

Figure out the right settings with material testing first

3D Printing

You can export STL

files from ThreeJS

hexatope.io

thank you

@charlotte_dann

charlottedann.com

MK Geek Night Mar 2020 - Pixels, IRL

By Charlotte Dann

MK Geek Night Mar 2020 - Pixels, IRL

Most web developers don’t get the joyous experience of touching and feeling the things they’ve created. Interest in generative art on the web is at an all-time high, but predominantly confined to screens and pixels, without much room for tactility. Through her unwavering enthusiasm for making physical things, Charlotte will demonstrate a myriad of ways you can use your coding prowess to make art in the physical realm.

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