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Chunky Graphics for the ZX81: A New Way to See the Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot Set with Chunky Graphics, ZX81 Screenshot, 2022 by Steven Reid

After completing my Chunk Graphics mode, my thoughts went to how best to use it. My first idea was something new, such as a flight simulator. After pondering, I stuck with something current by modifying my Mandelbrot Set program. With three gradients, it would be an interesting use of the mode.

More Mandelbrot Set Fun in Z80 Assembly

Mandelbrot Sets Machine Code, ZX81 Zooming In Screenshot, 2022 by Steven Reid

Okay, after finishing my BASIC program version of Mandelbrot Sets, I decided I needed more speed. I wasn’t sure if I could write a version in assembly. My concern was the floating point math. After a good amount of research, and trial and error, I finally got a version working. This is my story.

A little BASIC fun with Mandelbrot Sets

Mandelbrot Sets, ZX81 Screenshot, 2022 by Steven Reid

Fun with Mandelbrot sets. I never thought I’d say that, but here I am doing just that on the ZX81. I ran across some fun discussions on them. They are often used as benchmarks, but I just wanted to create some interesting pictures. This is my version using Sinclair BASIC that creates a few interesting ones.

Playing With The Lorenz Attractor

Lorenz Attractor 1 by Steven Reid, on Flickr

I was searching for some pov-ray liquid routines and ran into an interesting article on The Lorenz Attractor In 3D. The Lorenz Attractor is an interesting equation and surprisingly beautiful. Since there was a sample pov-ray macro on the site, I thought it would be fun to generate some pictures. I don't have much yet, but I think these look pretty cool. In some ways, these look like galaxies colliding. What do you think?