PATTERN MAKERS

3D CONSTRUCTIONS

GAMES & PUZZLES

ART MACHINES

All the programs on this site are really puzzles & games,
at least for the programmer who made them.
Writing the relatively simple code for this software
follows a path laid down better by many other people
exploring the rules that govern or describe behaviors.
In a game, first someone makes up the rules.
In nature, the behavior comes first and
we try to figure out the rules . . . .

by Al Jarnow © 2006

 

BEEBOPPER
clear bees from the hive
leaving as few as you can

MEMORY
how good is yours?
from the old card game

QUADRUPLEX
mix'n'match animals
inventing new and finding old

BOT
an experiment with a small
controllable character (ro)bot

WORMeS
an early experiment in slithering
worm robotics and animal motion

TGOL: THE GAME OF LIFE
John Conway's classic in which
cells evolve in a grid
HEX-PLEX
a pattern puzzle
of tiling hexagons . . .

 

 

 

Each of these small applications
needs a free Shockwave plug-in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
       
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

SHOCKWAVE INFO
 

It's free! If you don't have Shockwave, you'll NEED it to use these programs. Without it, the screens will come up blank - but it won't hurt your computer.

Shockwave, by MacroMedia, is a free plug-in that you can download and install in your browser plug-in folder.

Click "Get Shockwave" to take you to MacroMedia's website where you can begin the download process. Depending on the speed of your browser, this may take awhile. After the download is complete, you'll have to quit your broswer to install Shockwave. This is a cool tool that will enable you to look at some other great places on the web - in addition to this one. Complete installation instructions are at the MacroMedia site.

(Some earlier browsers may not be able to use this plug-in, but give it a try anyway)