PhET Progress Report

Sam Reid

August 9, 2007


An online version of this report is available here.

Hereís a pie chart representation of the time distribution.


Iíll be returning to a part time appointment for the Fall semester starting August 20.



         Deployed all simulations to production server

         Posted a reference copy in dev server

         Many minor issues related to deployment (permissions, version information, website testing, sim testing, etc.)



         Posted 7 new revisions, click here for latest version

         Bugfixes and user interface improvements

         Updates for Torque sim, including applied force in play area (see link above)

         Remaining Work



         Investigated issues with respect to languages that donít have support from all fonts

         Integrated translation for Japanese CCK


Energy Skate Park

         Fixed issues raised by Mindyís interviews, discussed 7-26-2007

         Includes snap-to-track feature, when releasing below a track

         Click here for latest version

         Ready to post to main site?


Reactions and Rates

         Bugfixes for AAPT

         Fixed multiple clock problem

         New version here



         Cleaned up permissions for dev server

1.      Still needs attention after I hear back from ITS

         Setup Eclipse + SVN environment to facilitate discussion with Chris

         Organized After AAPT Project Ideas

         Converted, recorded, processed and posted movies for the phet homepage

         Discuss After AAPT Ideas


Upcoming Work


         Licensing issues/Meet with Kate Tallman

         Post-AAPT list items

o   GUI for translation system