Computer Science 120
Introduction to Programming

Spring 2012, Siena College

CrazyColorfulSpirograph Demo

A working demo of CrazyColorfulSpirograph will appear below. Click inside the applet to interact with it.

CrazyColorfulSpirograph BlueJ Project

Click here to download a BlueJ project for CrazyColorfulSpirograph.

CrazyColorfulSpirograph Source Code

The Java source code for CrazyColorfulSpirograph is below. Click on a file name to download it.

import objectdraw.*;
import java.awt.*;

 * Example CrazyColorfulSpirograph
 * Yet another spirograph program.  This time it creates lines of
 * any randomly chosen color, and new colors for each line, not for
 * each spirograph
 * Jim Teresco, Siena College, CSIS 120, Spring 2011
 * Based on example from Williams College CSCI 134
 * $Id: 1501 2011-01-24 20:48:50Z terescoj $

public class CrazyColorfulSpirograph extends WindowController {

    // first coordinate of a line segment
    private Location linesStart;

    // color of next spriograph
    private Color currentColor;

    // generator for random color values
    private RandomIntGenerator randomIntensity = new RandomIntGenerator(0, 255);

     * Save the first coordinate of the line, but don't worry
     * about colors yet for this one.
    public void onMousePress(Location point) {
        linesStart = point;

    public void onMouseDrag(Location point) {
        // Create a new random color, with values from
        // 0..255 for the Red, Green, and Blue parts
        currentColor = new Color(randomIntensity.nextValue(), 
        new Line(linesStart, point, canvas).setColor(currentColor);

    // now also clear the canvas when we reenter the window
    public void onMouseEnter(Location pt) {