frobzwiththingz: (fractal)
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25 years ago, I was still working at a small company in Cambridge called Cybermation. We made CNC machines for the signmaking industry; routers and plasma cutters. We made both the software and the hardware. I worked on the software side. The company is long out of business, but many of the machines are *still* in use today. (google for Cybermation 700A)

It was a small company, only 5 of us doing the design software. I had just on a whim put some code that would allow you to take any geometric path that you defined, and a border, and generate a fractal path on the border using the supplied path as the fractal path.

Needing to test this all the way out to a cut finished part eventually, I made a couple of actual test pieces out of 1/4 and 1/8 acrylic sheet.

It's been over *25 years* since I made this, and maybe 5 years since I got it framed (at Baldwin Hill Art & Framing in Leominster, MA [now in Natick]), and I *finally* mounted it on a wall in the house today.

Better late than never at all.


Date: 2017-01-12 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hammercock.livejournal.com
Ooh! That's really cool!

Date: 2017-01-12 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whitebird.livejournal.com
I like that a lot! Good art!

Date: 2017-01-12 12:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmd.livejournal.com
I remember that piece - that's very spiffy. Yay displaying cool art!

Date: 2017-01-12 06:02 pm (UTC)
drwex: (Troll)
From: [personal profile] drwex
Cool, glad you finally got it done and hung

Date: 2017-01-12 08:51 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-13 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koshmom.livejournal.com
I remember that one! Glad you finally put it up. What ever happened to the orange one? Didn't the orange one have a crack?

Date: 2017-01-18 09:28 pm (UTC)
blk: (avatar)
From: [personal profile] blk
I can't help but see a whole bunch of wrenches twisted together.

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