Lulu and Bubba's Bat / Lizard gallery is being revised,
with some new tilings and more explanatory material. Some of the
explanatory materials may seem unnecessary, but we are trying to
interest a manufacturer in producing the ten shapes so that you all can
actually get your hands on bunches of these little critters, create
your own tilings, make your own puzzles, and play the Bat / Lizard
games. So we'll need these materials for a while.
At the right you see the ten bat and lizard shapes and
their respective names. The names, except "Lulu" and "Bubba", have easy
mnemonic links to their colors, to the other shape based on the same
rhombus, and to one of the symbolizations of the "rules for good
tessellations" Under the names are the degree designations of the
rhombi upon which the shapes are based.
To the right you see, in five stages, a radially
symmetrical pattern being created. An infinite number of such patterns
can be made, and even with a few hundred or maybe a thousand pieces the
possibilities really seem endless. These radial patterns are perhaps
the most fun of the several different pattern types, since they are
always surprising, always beautiful, and can always be varied in
interesting ways, perhaps even by departing from radial symmetry as is
illustrated in this tiling.