Fun web app for doodling inspired by its creator’s elementary school doodling “rules”
Boing Boing contributor, Wired columnist, and author Clive Thompson created this delightful Web app for doodling. The design of the “Right-Angle Doodling Machine” was inspired by a curious set of rules that Clive followed when doodling in elementary school.
From the project description:
I’d draw a pattern that was governed by five rules, rather like the ones governing an Etch-A-Sketch. They were:
1. You draw one single line. It can be as long as you like.
2. To start the line, you put your pen down.
3. You can make right-angle turns only, either 90 degrees or -90 degrees.
4. You cannot back up. You must always move forward.
5. You don’t lift your pen until you’re ready to stop. When you lift the pen, the doodle is done.
I was — as you may gather from this ruleset — something of a nerd.
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November 4, 2021 at 02:16PM