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How to juggle 10 balls

We stumbled upon this nearly 20 years old (according to author) web page titled Wie man mit 10 Bällen jongliert which in German means "How to juggle 10 balls". With the kind permission of the author Felix Holderied I am reproducing here the code and animation slightly changed. Enjoy ;-)

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n = 5;
T = 1;
b = 20;
tw = t /. 
   FindRoot[
    1 == Pi/T Tan[2 Pi t/T] ((2 n - 1)/2 T - 2 t), {t, 0.9 T/4}];
r = 5 ((2 n - 1)/2 T - 2 tw) T/(2 Pi Cos[2 Pi tw/T]) // N;

SHL[t_] := r {Cos[2 Pi t/T], Sin[2 Pi t/T]} // N;
SHR[t_] := {-1, 1} SHL[t + T/2];
VH[t_] := r {-2 Pi Sin[(2*Pi*t)/T]/T, 2 Pi Cos[(2 Pi t)/T]/T} // N;
SB[t_] := SHL[tw] + VH[tw] (t - tw) - {0, 5 (t - tw)^2} // N;

hw = SHL[tw][[2]];
h = VH[tw][[2]]^2/20 + hw;
la = n/2;

jglr = ParallelTable[

  Bll = Table[If[SB[t + (b - 1) T][[2]] > hw,
     {RandomColor[], Disk[SB[t + (b - 1) T] - {la, 0}, 1]},
     {RandomColor[], Disk[SHL[t] - {la, 0}, 1]}], {b, n}];

  Blr = Table[
    If[SB[t + (b - 1.5) T][[2]] > hw, {RandomColor[], 
      Disk[{-1, 1} SB[t + (b - 1.5) T] + {la, 0}, 1]}, {RandomColor[],
       Disk[SHR[t] + {la, 0}, 1]}], {b, n}];

  Show[Graphics[{
     Bll, Blr,
     Thick,
     Line[{{la, 0}, SHR[t] - {-la, 0}}],
     Line[{{-la, 0}, SHL[t] - {la, 0}}],
     Line[{{la, 0}, {0, 1}}],
     Line[{{-la, 0}, {0, 1}}],
     Circle[{0, 3}, 1],
     Line[{{-la, -2 r}, {-2/3 la, -2 r}, {0, 
        1}, {2/3 la, -2 r}, {la, -2 r}}]}], 
   PlotRange -> 1.1 {{-(h + 2 r)/2, (h + 2 r)/2}, {-2 r, h}}], {t, 0, 
   T (1 - 1/b), T/b}]

Export["jglr.gif", jglr, ImageSize -> 500]
POSTED BY: Vitaliy Kaurov

Your post was trending on Reddit ! It is very cool that the juggling patterns can be programmed, thanks for sharing! It is interesting if more or less systematic approach can be applied using Wolfram Language to do other patterns - for examples these from the Library of Juggling (maybe this could be interesting for kids):

Reverse Mills Mess

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N-Box

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POSTED BY: Marina Shchitova
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