ThinkThankThunk Thurns Three! Saturn Competition

Three years. I have to admit that blogging has changed my life; holy cliché.

In three years, you all have pushed my teaching, my grading, my ability to read research, and you’ve taken what I thought was student learning and turned it into a 180-proof-burning, 12-cylinder monster.

So, thanks!

In celebration, here’s a little competition: I coded up this simulation of ring formation in a Saturn-like system. I’m not totally pleased with it, and you (and your students’) job is to make it more awesome.

Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 9.34.49 AMHere’s the live simulation (the code is linked at the bottom)

You’ll need to download Processing.

Rules:

  1. A minor(s) must help you or be the principal coder
  2. I get to judge what’s most awesome on a purely subjective scale with no rubric or standards of any kind.
  3. Must stay in Processing
  4. Must run at least at 24 fps
  5. Submissions to shawn.thinkthankthunk@gmail.com are due March 29th April 5th (extended at request of participants!)

Prizes:

To be doled out however I feel like:

  1. $50 ThinkGeek Gift Card and the admiration of the Internet
  2. A lifetime BlueHarvest account
  3. A classroom set of Flatland by E.A. Abbott

 

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