For my first weekly creative assignment I decided to expand on the idea we worked on in class and "spell" my name using mathematical functions derived from letter patterns.
My name is Brett, so obviously I started with the letter B. I started with Size 1 being 12 blocks, then Size 2 I added added 5 blocks for a total of 17, and Size 3 i added 5 blocks again for a total of 22. From there I could figure out a working function for Size S. That function turned out to be B=5(s)+7. The first "letter" of my name, therefore is 5(s)+7. Next I moved on to the letter R.
Next came the letter R. I started with 6 tiles to form the letter. In the next image i added 2 blocks for a total of 8. In the third iteration i added another 2 blocks for a total of 10. From there I derived the function R=2(s)+4. My name at this point is "spelled" 5(s)+7, 2(s)+4.... Next is the letter E.
For the letter E I started with 10 tiles, adding 4 each time. Size 2 was 14, Size 3 was 18, and so on. The formula that fits this pattern was E=4(s)+6. The third "letter" of my name is 4(s)+6
Next came the letter T. This letter is used twice in my name, but it made no sense for me to actually do the exact same thing twice, so I have 4 pictures and descriptions for the 5 letters of my name. I started T with 4 tiles, adding two each time so that Size 2 was 6 tiles and Size 3 was 8. Then I figured out the formula which was T=2(s)+2. The "letter" T of my name is 2(s)+2.
After making the letters with tiles, and figuring out the math I am now ready to "spell" my name mathematically. If you were to spell BRETT using this method it would look like this...5(s)+7, 2(s)+4, 4(s)+6, 2(s)+2, 2(s)+2.