from April 26, 2010: Kaleidoscope Tool

Here’s a nifty online tool I’ve played with before (a couple of years ago) but just found it again. It’s for making a kaleidoscope image. I have always loved kaleidoscopes. I was fascinated by them as a child & I can still play with one for hours even now.

This online tool is nearly as good as the real thing and I think it may make a great tool to use in designing. You can use it to play with colour & to get inspiring shapes and pattern repeats.

Basically you add the url of the image you want to use, click a button & the image is transformed into something you may see looking down a kaleidoscope. Once the image is transformed by the tool then you can place your mouse over the image, click and drag & the image changes just like you were turning the kaleidoscope.