HOW TO – Draw ellipses

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Here’s an easy way to draw ellipses using string, a couple push pins and a pencil – Link.

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Draw ellipses

  1. This “instructables” is missing key information, such as the method for determining the length of string or where to place the thumbtacks.

    Here is a much better article that covers all the common methods and explains why the string and tacks method isn’t very good even if you know how to use it correctly:

    http://info.nwmissouri.edu/~pimmel/usitt/source_guide/issue21.htm

    Now, I would be glad to post this on the instructables article, but to do that, I’d have to create a login, and their login-creation program is borked. To report bugs, of course, you need to go to a webpage which means you need to LOG IN.

    Seriously, two minutes of google search produces much better instructions. Sigh.

  2. This “instructables” is missing key information, such as the method for determining the length of string or where to place the thumbtacks.

    Here is a much better article that covers all the common methods and explains why the string and tacks method isn’t very good even if you know how to use it correctly:

    http://info.nwmissouri.edu/~pimmel/usitt/source_guide/issue21.htm

    Now, I would be glad to post this on the instructables article, but to do that, I’d have to create a login, and their login-creation program is borked. To report bugs, of course, you need to go to a webpage which means you need to LOG IN.

    Seriously, two minutes of google search produces much better instructions. Sigh.

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