Category Archives: physics

SimSketch goes Nemo

Currently, SimSketch is being applied in an activity at Nemo in Amsterdam as part of a master’s thesis from the University of Twente. In this thesis, we investigate the benefits of SimSketch for young learners when trying to learn about … Continue reading

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SimSketch and the Higgs boson

Hi everybody, I just uploaded a new version of our modelling & drawing tool SimSketch. In the new version, I added one conceptually new feature: The distribution of elements before simulating. Using the “distribute” icon, you can create copies of … Continue reading

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SimSketch updated

Hi everybody, SimSketch has just been updated: A few bugs have been fixed, the UI has been made easier for pen-based input and a new example has been added to the menu. Go trying!

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SimSketch 2.0 (not beta anymore!)

Hey everybody, I’m proud to announce that SimSketch 2.0 is not longer ‘beta’ anymore! The webstart link now starts the new version, along with a new example that presents a variant of the famous ‘Game of Life’: Specify conditions for … Continue reading

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Teaser: new SimSketch version coming soon!

The SimSketch modelling & drawing tool has undergone a major redesign of the user interface – we are trying to make it as intuitive and unobtrusive as possible! Mainly, the text boxes to specify an object’s behavior have been replaced … Continue reading

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SimSketch webstart online!

A few minutes ago, I put a first “webstartable” version of SimSketch online, which means playing around with it is just one click away! To get a first impression, start the tool by clicking here, choose one of the examples … Continue reading

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Gear sketching and simulation

The following video shows some features of our gear sketching and simulation software. This software is aimed at primary school children and we are trying to make it as intuitive as possible to work with.

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Model drawing in promotional video

In this video made for promotion of the psychology track at the University of Twente, I tell about the model drawing work we are doing. In the video I demo the planetarium and you see kids working on a water … Continue reading

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Draw your own planetarium

This is an early example of our drawing-modeling software. The idea is that kids can draw a planetarium the way they see it and specify how the planets and moons will move over time. They only have to use terms … Continue reading

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