When I started this CNC project, I thought it would be a lot easier than it turned out to be. This is known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. This is a chronic ailment for me – I will head into any subject,
I have been developing the theory and implementation of “genetic fractals” since 2010 and have often wondered what the next big step would be. You may not be familiar with genetic fractals, so here is a short definition:
Following the CNC bootstrap, which was an unqualified fail, I was left with the choice to abandon this venture and save up the 1000 USD++ cash to buy a kit in China or else try and address the failings. As you will surmise from the image above, I opted for the latter.
While some folks like engage in exercising their digestive system over the end of year celebrations, genetic fractals likes to line up a project that will provide ample excuse to get away from the in-laws that descend on my house at this time.
Over the past few years I have done a lot of work in developing the science and technology of genetic fractals. At the very basis of it, they look like natural forms such as trees or other natural organisms.
Upon suggestion by one of our blog followers (thanks Ben!), I have enhanced the Genetic Fractal Explorer. There are now a lot of interesting other parameters that you can change.
As part of the search for the answer to the ultimate question that philosophers i.e. ourselves under a starry night, we end up asking the paradoxical question: what happened before the first thing happened? Or in the present day context, what happened before the Big Bang.
Sometimes I pursue an idea that doesn’t immediately lead anywhere. This is one of those. I wondered what the canopies of tree fractals would look like if you plotted them next to one and other whilst varying
The Koch curve, one of Mandelbrot’s “monsters” becomes a little more friendly when plotted using smooth (analytic) tree fractals. For details on this curve, refer to this paper.
This has been in the making for a while and I’ve finally taken, borrowed and stolen the time to treat genetic fractals scientifically. A paper entitled: “Derivative coordinates for analytic tree fractals and fractal engineering”. Abstract below. I’ve submitted this to Arxiv (reference: 1501.01675).