Particle Physics Windchime
From Matt Bellis
The Particle Physics Windchime (PPW) project grew out of a first-order version developed at the Science Hack Day SF in 2010.
The PPW is written using the processing programming language. One very nice feature, is that it can create a transferable application (using Java) for different platforms.
There is a 2D version and a 3D version for the visualization part of the app. Depending on your setup, you may find one or the other runs better on your machine.
- When you have downloaded the .zip file, uncompress it using the tool of your choice (unzip, StuffIt).
- This creates a directory called
app_ppw_3D_<OS>, where OS is the operating system (linux, macosx or windows).
- Go into this directory and run the executable.
cd app_ppw_2D_linux ./ppw_2D
- Go into the app_ppw_2D_macosx/app_ppw_3D_macosx directory.
- In here, you should see an Application (actually it's directory) called ppw_2D.app (or ppw_3D.app) Double click on the icon/name to run the program.
- Go into the app_ppw_2D_windows/app_ppw_2D_windows directory.
- In here, you should see an executable called ppw_2D (or ppw_3D). Double click on the icon/name to run the program.