17 November 2006
A rival team was monopolizing the robotics lab, so I had a couple of hours to kill. Me and free time are always a dangerous combination. So, I set about writing a tool to compute the construction of spheres using blocks. There are several well-published patterns for making Lego spheres, but they only apply to Lego's unique aspect ratio. I have my eye on Minibrix, so I needed a more generic sphere building tool.
Special thanks to Hong for helping to prove that my first attempt was horribly flawed, and Patrick for pointing me in the right direction.
Update: A z-axis scaling bug has been fixed. -- August 2007