Darca-Plot

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My project is initially inspired by the planning diagrams of PCB circuit board. Basically it contains lines with circles on both ends (tiny holes to insert electronic components) that make 45 degree turns. While I tried very hard to grasp the relationships among the lines and small circles, the combination of horizontal, vertical lines and lines with 45 degree angle, led me to another direction of creating something that resembles Frank Lloyd Wright’s window patterns, and somewhat art deco:

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So I started to experiment different parameters to generate the patterns that I like the most. Here are some of the early versions(some of them are still on the circuit side):

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And this is the version that I decided to laser cut:

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Cutting…

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Here is the result of the laser cut(I think processing does not export circles and arcs to dxf file which is needed for laser cutting):

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I noticed that when laser cutting, the repetition of some lines in the center part(mostly where the pattern is intense and the strokes are on top of each other) of each pattern can cut through the paper therefore creates areas that have a different color from the paper, therefore provides diversity and glowing effects to the pattern.

In a dark room towards the sun with high contrast:

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Finally a glitch:

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