
Ruler and compass construction of a heart
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My take on the parametric heart shape concept. A: 90 B: 90 There are many ways to use math to define a heart curve. The second one on that page, a sextic algebraic equation, $$(x^2+y^21)^3 + x^2y^3 = 0$$, strikes me as one of the most elegant, but it’s not very… adjustable. Rather than using a single polar/parametric/algebraic equation to define a curve, I imagined a different approach: a heart shape composed only of two circular arcs and two straight line segments.…

Reviving a dead Etsy product
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I thought of a thing that I wanted, found that someone else had already done it, and sold it on Etsy, but then stopped. Using a photo of it, and some light hacking skills, I made another one for myself. …
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