Carbon Playground Pieces

The carbon allotrope climbable playground equipment was designed, developed and built under the advisement of Jim Maynard, Chemistry Lecture Demonstrator at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, with the following acknowledgments:

  1. Conception and conversion of x-ray crystallography files to macro-structures by Ilia Guzei
  2. Allotrope playground equipment conceived by Andrew Greenberg
  3. Buckyball prototype fabrication by Brittany Ardrey, Lindsey Plank, Richard Putze, Gerald Stamm, and Matt Martin
  4. Buckyball structure constructed by Brittany Ardrey, Ashley Hellenbrand, Gerald Stamm, John Putze, William Schrack, Ryan Lindquist, Nick Hampel, and Anna Fleischman
  5. Graphene structure constructed by Ryan Lindquist, John Putze, Nick Hampel, Gerald Stamm, Matt Martin, and Ed Vasiukevicius
  6. Nanotube rope tunnel conceived by Carol Wu Lam and Anna Fleischman
  7. Nanotube rope tunnel constructed by Ryan Lindquist, Nick Hampel, and Hooper Construction
  8. Molds for carbon atoms on buckyball and graphene by Matt Martin and Ed Vasiukevicius

Carbon Playground Website

The full and mobile websites were designed and developed by Angela Jones, postdoctoral fellow for the Institute for Chemical Education and Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, with the following acknowledgments:

  1. Illustrations by Eric Sandhop, http://sandhop.weebly.com/
  2. Michael Ekberg, Software Engineer at Raven Software, in Middleton, WI, for programming the 3-D Buckyball gameplay in the Buckyball Boat Bonanza and the Allotrope Arcade matching gameplay. Also, for extensive support in developing all of the Flash games on Allotrope Island.
  3. Diamond Mine utilizes the following Random Maze Generator - Feronato, E. (2008) Perfect maze generation – tile based version – AS3 [Source Code]. Available at http://www.emanueleferonato.com/2008/12/08/perfect-maze-generation-tile-based-version-as3/ (Accessed 9 May 2012)
  4. Reference used for developing other Flash games - Feronato, E. Flash Game Development by Example; PACKT Publishing: Birmingham, 2011.
  5. Carl Carbon's Career Quest flipbook interface on the full website is a slightly modified version of the following code: El Hattab, H.(2011) Case Study: Page Flip Effect from 20thingsilearned.com [Source Code]. Available at http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/casestudies/20things_pageflip/ (Accessed 18 April 2012)
  6. Carl Carbon's Career Quest mobile swiping interface on the mobile website utilizes Photoswipe developed by Code Computerlove (2012). Available at Available at http://www.photoswipe.com/ (Accessed 9 May 2012)
  7. Carbon nanotube, fullerene, and graphene molecular images are based on PDB files exported from Nanotube Modeler Software - JCrystalSoft (2011). Nanotube Modeler (Version 1.7.1) [Software]. Available from Available at http://jcrystal.com/products/wincnt/ (Accessed 9 May 2012)

Funding Sources

This website is the product of the Institute for Chemical Education and the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Material is based upon work supported by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMR-0832760. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

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