Sometime, when I have time on my hands. I tend to gravitate towards geometry, mathematics or soldering electronic kits together.
On this particular day it was Hexagons. I like Hexagons, they are all around us.
Trying to draw a Hexagon is not that easy though. It took me little over a minute to create a Hexagon. Obviously I had to rely on tools such as a compass and a ruler to create a symmetrically balanced Hexagon. But even then, to do this quickly and easily, I had to draw a circle and use a hack to quickly come up with the hexagon.
Now you probably know this already, but the way a honeybee creates it’s comb, is to basically architect a series of symmetrically aligned Hexagons, stacked alongside each other. There isn’t a quick and easy way for us humans to do this, even with the basic tools I mentioned above. I am sure there is a way of doing this (electronically) on Mathematica or maybe even gnuplot.
It’s really a marvel of nature. How can these tiny creatures create such symmetrically balanced geometric structures with no tools at all?