Fraser here (the programmer).
I was updating my own website, and remembered about Pi-Wire. I hadn’t though about this in aaages!
When we started Pi-Wire, I was a programmer/PhD student. I really didn’t think that five years later, I’d be a teacher too. Next month, I start as a newly-minted NQT in computing science. Pi-mate Chris suggested one of my first lessons could be Pi-Wire…
I also tweet (a bit) as @mrmckaycomp.
We’ve created other maths software since, called the Discombobulator, which we should really blog about here…
The MathTwitterBlogoSphere (wisely abbreviated to #mtbos) is something that I’m keen to observe and dabble in where I can too. I love the idea of sharing Maths ideas, enthusiasm and geekery.
Me, Chris Smith
My name is Chris Smith, from Scotland and I write a weekly Maths newsletter which goes out by email to over 500 Maths lovers across the planet (you could join them too of course…just email aap03102 at gmail.com).
Because of that I am kind of reluctant to start a full-blown blog as I think I’d inevitably reduce the quality of the newsletter. So I’m kind of cheating by hi-jacking this website which hosts a super-cool programme Pi-Wire that my friend Fraser and I created to help visualise every genuine Maths-fan’s constant (a wee flavour of what it does can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=890mMr3KIzk).
Please check Pi-Wire out and I’m looking forward to the missions of the #mitbos project…It’ll be insπring!
Oh, I’m also on twitter (@aap03102).
We’ve uploaded a quick video (less than two minutes) which shows off what you’ll see as Pi-Wire generates the visualisation of the first 3141 digits of π.
I’m trying to see about getting a more fitting backing track for the video but even with your computer on mute the video is very pretty!