#1179: Flowatch

I once made a rather ghastly simulation of particles flowing under gravity using the Java-based Agentsheets program.

Now the state of the art has moved ahead significantly.

Today’s invention is a watch which is a simulated egg-timer. The program involved would show an hourglass on-screen through which would flow simulated particles.

This could be calibrated to provide per-minute timings and would operate effectively and accurately -independent of the orientation of the watch itself.

For fun, it could be made with user-settable parameters eg particle size and ‘g’ (as well as having visible particles of ‘air’ flow upwards as the ‘sand’ flowed downwards).

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