Powder Toy – Physics Simulator

Whats this new powder toy everyone is talking about?

Well read on and find out what its all about and then PLAY it!

The Powder Toy is a Physics game designed to gives physics students a better understanding of how substances and elements react with each other and to other compounds or heat.

This little game/tool may not be seen as very interesting thing to download and use at first. But it has been noted that after people start fiddle around with this application, they can’t stop for hours.

The down-loadable file can be found here

Make sure you unzip the file so that you can open the application file (.exe file).

This application generally amuses young children. E.g. blowing up C-4 and just blowing things up in general.

But a physics student, and for that matter a chemistry student, if they look carefully can understand why combining certain substances it causes a violent reaction. Black powder ignites when combined for a heat source or spark. Why? Well you cannot expect a young child to know, but older students can use this application to better understand the chemical reactions between substances and compounds.

Enough of that theory stuff and jargon, so what can you do with powder toy?

I’m glad you asked.

The powder has so many things its hard to say where to start.

Most reactions need a place which you can sustain that reaction, so generally build yourself a enclosed base with metal labelled METL.

Once you’ve made a stable base then start adding things. There’s so many to choose from but ill just go through them all.

From the top left. First Row.

Water – Liquid that conducts electricity and extinguishes fires.

Fire – Ignites flammable materials and heats things up.

Lava – heavy liquid that also ignites, but solidifies (changes state of matter to a solid)  when cold.

Nitrous (N.O.S) - Liquid that is pressure sensitive.

Gas – Diffuses, flammable and liquefies under pressure.

Goo – Deforms and disappears under pressure.

Snow – as you’d expect it to be.

Neutrons – Act with matter in different ways.

From bottom left. Second Row.

Dust – Light particles, flammable.

Oil – Flammable liquid

Stone - heavy particles, meltable.

Gunpowder – light dust that is explosive.

Clone - duplicates any particle it touches.

C-4 – Pressure sensitive explosive.

Ice – Cold!!

Spark – electricity conducted by metal and water.

Wood – flammable

Plutonium – heavy particles, generates neutrons under pressure, fissile.

From top right. First Row.

Erase walls

Wall – blocks solids but lets liquids through. Conductive.

Sign – essentially a caption.

Detector – generates electricity when a particles is inside.

Wall – Solid, indestructible, conductive.

From bottom right. Second Row.

Wall – blocks everything, indestructible, not conductive.

Wall – absorbs particles but lets air flow through.

Fan – accelerates air. Use line tool to set direction.

Streamline – sets the start line of streamline.

E – Wall – turns transparent when in contact with electricity.

Tips

If you are putting up a wall to make it square simply hold down “control” while you right click and it will draw a perfect square/rectangular all for you. This also applies with the elements, substances and compounds. It will simply drop the block you have assigned (expect for gas).

You can also save your simulations and open simulations.

There is also a function which allows you to change the view mode of the simulation.

Fire display – shows the motion and natural colour of the particles.

Velocity display

Pressure display – shows where the pressure is high and low (useful when working with pressure sensitive particles)

Persistent display – shows the motions of the particles.

Enjoy the fun

Blink0

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32 Responses to “Powder Toy – Physics Simulator”
  1. butt fucker Says...

    On June 2, 2010 at 10:25 am

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  2. lolwtf Says...

    On June 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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  3. The Bad Guy Says...

    On September 23, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    powdertoy.co.uk Has version 42.3. It is EPIC!


  4. sk8r-boy Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    wow.. pretty imature guys


  5. smily22 Says...

    On November 8, 2010 at 2:25 am

    wtf that is so kool


  6. ben Says...

    On November 13, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    how do you make a powder toy acount


  7. Blink0 Says...

    On November 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    U dont, just download it. If you want to edit online hen u need an account


  8. Your Mom Says...

    On November 14, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    This Powder Toy Is So E P I C,


  9. your dada Says...

    On December 5, 2010 at 1:03 am

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  10. yikyak Says...

    On December 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

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  12. dolphinmania Says...

    On January 4, 2011 at 9:14 am

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    On January 6, 2011 at 3:14 pm

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  14. Anonymous Says...

    On January 8, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Wow, this is full of troll comments.


  15. Anonymous Says...

    On January 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Well anyways, there was an official website for the game, but its currently down. So where do you download the latest version?


  16. nate tate Says...

    On January 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

    think


  17. alex Says...

    On January 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    This game is awsome fickin sia lol


  18. xanekan214 Says...

    On January 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Awesome just awesome


  19. The Undertaker Says...

    On March 20, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    A great game to help me plan my revenge on Kane!


  20. jordan Says...

    On April 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    hi


  21. davey Says...

    On May 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    hi


  22. Tyler Says...

    On September 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

    How come you have to keep downloading it in order to play it again after you close it for a while


  23. S.K. Lawrence Says...

    On November 21, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Hey, how do u open mods?


  24. Powder Toy Says...

    On November 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm


  25. Polish Says...

    On December 28, 2011 at 8:21 am

    how i can load simulation


  26. ALEX SELINGER Says...

    On February 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

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  27. GothicFail Says...

    On May 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Uhhh hi, Do you know how to look at your save badge things, ya know, you can make badges but how do you see them?


  28. Your MOm Says...

    On November 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Aids?


  29. Your MOm Says...

    On November 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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  30. Your MOm Says...

    On November 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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  31. Your MOm Says...

    On November 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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  32. jaiden Says...

    On November 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    i dont know hoy to download powder toy


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