# Tarp Pattern Maker

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• 02-15-2012, 11:29
equiquay
Tarp Pattern Maker
I recently ordered some cuben fabric and was trying to find a pattern I liked for my tarp. So I created a simulation that provides an efficient fabric pattern for a given rectangular or hex, symmetric or asymmetric tarp. I wanted to share it with the community.

I've tested it pretty throughly, but if you find any bugs, let me know.

http://www.geogebratube.org/student/m4614
• 02-15-2012, 11:45
Syb
Thanks so much for sharing this. I'm scared of math and you're smart.
• 02-15-2012, 11:49
angrysparrow
That's a neat project. Thanks for sharing.
• 02-15-2012, 12:07
Detail Man
Cool project. Thanks for sharing with HF. As I played with it for a few minutes, I could see how this would be very helpful as I plan out a couple of new tarps.
• 02-15-2012, 19:54
lukesteg
thats cool!
• 02-15-2012, 21:29
fish_n1
Awesome thanks for putting it out there.
• 02-15-2012, 22:36
Born_Old
Looking forward to showing this to me students. Very cool and simple to use.
• 02-15-2012, 23:10
lmoseley7
I was having a hard time moving the points on the lower graph. I'm on a mac if that makes a difference. Am I supposed to click and drag or what?
• 02-15-2012, 23:28
equiquay
Thanks, guys. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by lmoseley7
I was having a hard time moving the points on the lower graph. I'm on a mac if that makes a difference. Am I supposed to click and drag or what?

If it helps, you can think about it like creating a tarp in reverse. Normally you'd cut the fabric first and then arrange it into the design you want. This simulation allows you to pick the design you want first and it will produce the fabric pattern for you. The way to design the tarp is through cells B2, B3, B4, and B5 in the spreadsheet. With the exception of point O, none of the points in the diagram are dragable.
• 02-15-2012, 23:30
Shug
Cool looking but math is my down-fall......!:laugh:
A quant I ain't.
Fun to look at.
Shug
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