Computer Science 252
Problem Solving with Java

Spring 2014, The College of Saint Rose

Spirograph Demo

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

Spirograph BlueJ Project

Click here to download a BlueJ project for Spirograph.

Spirograph Source Code

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

import objectdraw.*;

 * This program is a "Spirograph".  When the mouse is pressed then dragged,
 * a series of lines are drawn from the press point to the current location.
 * Jim Teresco, Siena College, CSCI 120, Spring 2011
 * Based on similar example from Williams College CS 134.
 * Updated for CSC 252, The College of Saint Rose, Fall 2013
 * $Id: 2218 2013-10-18 14:06:39Z terescoj $
public class Spirograph extends WindowController {

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

     * When the mouse is pressed, save the press point to be used as
     * the first endpoint of the lines drawn during dragging
    public void onMousePress(Location point) {
        linesStart = point;

     * As the user is dragging, draw a line from
     * initial point where mouse pressed to current point.
    public void onMouseDrag(Location point) {
        new Line(linesStart, point, canvas);