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Ultimate Toothpick Pattern

Meeting Summary

We met to talk about a very simple, but really interesting, new pattern that can be created in the following way.

  1. Start with a single toothpick
  2. Add another toothpick at a right angle to each of the pointy-ends of the pattern
  3. If two toothpicks, meet at  their pointy-ends, don’t add toothpicks to the place they meet.

We started with actual toothpicks, and eventually started to see a neat pattern emerging. And then, things got all mathematical! Continue reading Ultimate Toothpick Pattern