To generate the fractal letters of your name, you will follow the following procedure:

 

1) Create each letter of your first name using square ruled paper in a 5 x5 pattern and shading your pattern. For example:

 

BEN

(Notice that there might be several possible "designs" for your letters, use your creativity!)

 
         
         
         
         
         

 
         
         
         
         
         

 
         
         
         
         
         

Use the space below to write your letters:

 
         
         
         
         
         

 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         

 

 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         
 
         
         
         
         
         

Of course, you could get by using a 4x4 or even a 3x3 pattern, but you can see that 5x5 is the simplest one that works to make all distinct letters (CHECK IT!).

 

2) Use the FractalSquare5x5.py program to generate the drawing of the fractal letters. Notice that in principle you need 25 rules (one for each little square), but you only need to worry where the dark ones are. The easiest way to use it is to comment out the rules that are blank squares. Associate each square with a rule number (this ordering from bottom left to upper right is arbitrary, but is a good idea to use it to keep track of your progress)

 21  22  23  24  25
 16  17  18  19  20
 11  12  13  14  15
 6  7  8  9  10
 1  2  3  4  5

For instance to write the letter N you need 13 rules (squares 1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 25).

You change E (horizontal position) and F (vertical position) of the bottom left corner.

For example, to get to square 9, you have to use the 1/5x1/5 little square that makes square 1, and then shift the bottom left corner (the 0,0 corner) to 0.6 horizontal (so it is in the 4th. column) + 0.2 vertical (so it is in the 2nd. row) 

Run each letter as a newly named file, then drag and drop the fractal letters (".jpg")  in your web folder for later use in your web page.