V22.0101 Homework Assignment 1 Fall 1998

Assigned: Tues Sept 15
Due: Thurs Sep 24

Your first assignment is to create an amusing, animated graphics display using Turtle Graphics. The exact nature of this program will be left up to you. It need not be overly complex; It might be a geometric design or a short animated scene; it could be instructional in nature; or it might be the setup for a game. The choice is completely yours. However, it must contain the following elements:

The best way to learn programming is by exploring and experimenting, and this assignment encourages you to do so.

Remember that the medium-resolution graphic mode which the Turtle uses is actually of rather low quality, and can only use four colors at a time. You will not be able to represent highly detailed drawings. As a suggestion, get some fine graph paper, and plot out your drawing ahead of time in 320 x 200 mode.

In developing your program, do not try to create an elaborate masterpiece all at once. Build up to it slowly, creating simple drawings first. Then, combine the pieces at the end.

Avoid overusing sound. It can be quite annoying to your neighbors in the lab.

Michael Overton
Sat Sep 5 23:52:56 EDT 1998