Archimedian Spiral Control

Category:
Screen/Graphics
Type:
Controls
Difficulty:
Advanced
Author:
Nathan Moschkin

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6

More information:
This VB code will create the spiral of Archimedes according to various settings (StepInterval, Incremental, Base, MaxOrbits & Zoom).

These settings are all blue with the two most pertinent numbers (StepInterval and Incremental) set to a factor of Pi.

Archimedes was one of the first mathematicians to ever deduce Pi near to its current form, today. Spirals are another dimension of Pi. The Milky-Way galaxy resembles a perfect Archimedian spiral at maximum resolution, when the numbers are set to factors of Pi and Pi, 1 and Pi or 3 and 7.

Play with the colors and the bases.


Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download spiral.zip