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TwinDeck Drawing Machine Workshop: Magic from mathematics

December 10, 2017, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guilloche patterns are the swirls and curls you find on the front of banknotes, the back of expensive Swiss watches and underneath Spirograph wheels. In this workshop you’ll assemble a machine that uses two turntables and a pantograph to create an intriguing variety of these mesmerising patterns, all powered from a standard USB socket – something a little like this.

Mathematics, art, and making combine to produce a unique Christmas gift, or a new holiday pastime.

Experience: Nope, none required, just a willingness to play.

For ages 16+


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December 10, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Edge, State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, 4101 Australia


The Edge, State Library of Queensland
07 3842 9400