Michael created a DNA Fingerprinting and
DNA sequencing simulator that can also download and run real DNA
sequences from the NCBI Genbank database! It even reads the sequence
out loud...cool! Identify which child is adopted in a family of five,
or which disease organism is in a patient sample or identify which
suspect was at the crime scene. Each time the application is run a
unique set of prints is generated. GeneE: an
electrophoresis virtual lab & a DNA fingerprinting vritual lab
LOGGING / ELECTRONICS EXAMPLE
Interactive Games and Electronics Link.RIGEL can
record data from up to 4 channels from a 08M PICAXE
displaying data as analogue gauge, digital meter,
column graph, or line graph. It can also remotely monitor or activate
valves and switches as a process control system as well as interface
the 08M chip with the games projected into a room. Data can be echoed
to a network or the internet. RIGEL
is fast and full of
features yet it fits on a floppy disk!
GeneE - UV lamp
trace using a sensor of Michael's own design.
2007 Michael created the MATRIX
database; a random access flat file database that can be 'skinned'. It
can play as well as store multimedia content and webpages, and of
course handle the traditional text content.
MATRIX can even be used to store
games and tools made using Game Maker!
screen shot below shows a
database to store information and files relating to SciFi TV shows.
can store and display the
following file types:
MATRIX...created using Game
Maker, this is a true random access flat file database to store and
play multimedia content; print and search too! Get the students to
build a dynamic database full of interactive content, including
webpages and movies! Share with colleagues or students...it is
'skinable' so each database can have a look to suit its theme or
contents. The MATRIX can even be used to store Game Maker games and
Planets 3D: Watch the
planets rotate on their axis in 3D!
to include axis tilt, new
textures, zoom in/out, difference in sizes; original code from the Game
Game Maker remake of the classic
Apple II adventure game!
making and compass points: A
fun way to teach maths!!
cousin, a famous painter,
has been missing for 3 weeks.
was last seen on his way to
the castle and estate of Count Morlock.
Private Investigators failed
to return attempting to find him.
local farmer will only take
you to the church at the edge of the estate.
hope the full moon will make
the way easier...
Graph-X: Graph Explorer
many kinds of graphs found
in mathematics and physics.
happens if we change the m
value in y = mx + c ? Does it change the slope or the height?
about parabolas, circles,
ellipses, and trigonometric modelling?
for the IWB or SMARTboard,
this graph simulator gets to the point quickly and clearly.
wants to be a Millionaire?
fun for the whole
bank for any curriculum
area, any year level!
the sound effects from
the TV show!
Operate a nuclear reactor in this GameMaker simulation,
seen at the 2003 Science Fair. A great Year 12 Physics resource!
OLD GAMES...APPLE II
The classic Apple II Aztec
The Game Maker remake of
Game Maker remake of
Aztec lets you play as Indiana Jones or Lara Croft. Carry torches into
the ever increasing darkness...avoid the traps and monsters...and
return with the Idol as quickly as you can!
Michael has been
using Game Maker to create
educational games and simulators for many years. Science
have to be
boring either. A Dr Who adventure game based on the TV show involves being
inside a 3D virtual TARDIS. Players can visit the Doctor's laboratory
about astronomy, go to the library, or, for a break, evade Daleks and
Cybermen. It's all good fun and something that inspires students to
look at the science in a new way.
3D virtual TARDIS
an interactive science virtual laboratory for teaching and
game: A good example
of what you can do with Game Maker was seen at the Science and
Technology Fair. We had a TARDIS
(from the TV program Doctor Who)
as our trade display. A
computer game (written with no prior knowledge of games programming in
only two hours) was a big hit! We gave away over 150 computer disks
that included the game and information about the NRG.
Michael has used Game Maker versions
6, 7 and 8. There are plenty of tutorials on the net.