Planet Race

During the week of Introduction to Programming the team worked on various small projects in Processing. With help of existing libraries, they wrote small sketches which explored various types of visualizations. The collaborative work of beginners and advanced students not just helped to support each other, moreover it encouraged them to have conversations about programming.

The final concept sketch was about a Planet Race. Based on network activity of the other CIID students planets were added one after another to have a competitive race around the sun. The amount of network activity from a user changed the velocity of the corresponding planet. The more network activity, the faster the planet was moving.

During this week the team got a better understanding of basic programming in Processing. They worked with variables, scope, classes, methods and functions.