PhET Progress Report

Sam Reid

June 25, 2008


An online version of this report is available here.

Here’s a pie chart representation of the time distribution.


Eating & Exercise 0.00.46

·         Fixed: Food icons should be halfway into the plate before adding them to the model

·         Set new default: 5'8" 150 lbs 22 years

·         Changed color for draggable icon labels from yellow to tan

·         Added a non-disruptive message for age-out-of-bounds

·         Removed the Ruler

·         Started improvements for slider controls

o   Better handling for out-of-range issues

o   More control over slider thumb graphic

·         Model design is complete, needs to be implemented

·         Meeting with team today regarding user interface issues

·         New definition and visualization of overall health



·         Local fixes due to problems in SVN working copy

·         Discussion of Unfuddle Notifier

·         Piccolo has been opened up here


Upcoming Work

Fitness Simulation

Improvements for CCK

Discuss translation & deployment of Flash sims, with Mike & Chris & Dano

Unfuddle notifier must be updated manually when people or components are added or renamed

Japanese translator reports getting Japanese version when clicking on the English link

Adding controls to the Wave Interference application to improve particle view

Trish had several recommendations for the Energy Skate Park application for usage in November.