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Lightning

One way to simulate lightning is with a random walk. In this assignment you will create a program that uses a random walk to seemingly shoot lightning from one side of the screen to the other every time the mouse is pressed. You may find sides 16 to 52 of the apjavaProcessing slide presentation helpful.

Suggested steps to start the assignment

  1. Sign up for a free GitHub account
  2. Then fork this repository
  3. Open the Lightning.pde file. Copy and paste the code into Processing.
  4. At the top of the program in Processing, declare 4 int variables startX, startY, endX and endY. Initialize startX to 0, startY to 150, endX to 0 and endY to 150
  5. void setup() needs to set the size(), strokeWeight() and background() of your program
  6. void draw() needs to do two things:
    -set the stroke()color of the lightning bolt to some random value using Math.random()
    -a while loop that repeats the following until the endX is off the screen:
    1. set endX to startX plus a random integer from 0 to 9
    2. set endY to startY plus a random integer from -9 to 9
    3. draw a line() with endpoints startX,startY,endX,endY
    4. set startX equal to endX
    5. set startY equal to endY
  7. void mousePressed() needs to set startX,startY,endX,endY back to their original values.
  8. When you are happy with the program, copy and paste it back into GitHub
  9. You will also need to modify index.html to customize your website with it's own title, headline and footer. When you are happy with your program, push your finished project up to GitHub
  10. The final step is to submit the URL for your website to google classroom. You can find more specific instructions with pictures on how to submit your assignment on slides 50 to 52 of the apjavaProcessing slide presentation. Don't hesitate to ask for help if your aren't sure how something is suppose to work.

Program requirements

The steps above are only a suggestion. Your program needs to use Math.random() for all random numbers in the assignment. Other than that, your lightning program doesn't have to work or look like any other. Have fun and be creative!

GitHub problems?

If your program works in Processing but not on GitHub, check this list for possible solutions. If your program still isn't working on GitHub let your instructor know.

Samples of Student Work

Alex
Patrick
Isabela
William
Rachel
Emilio
Megan
Guidong
Eustache
Cassidy
Andrea
Marvin
Winson
Kathy
Owen
Weifeng
Maya
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Winson
Annie
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Ethan
Aiden
Duan
Taylor
Justin
Justine
Jasmine
Kai
Cara
Marlon
Rishi
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Alexander
Kang
Joaquin
Luna
Edison
Kimia
Connie
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Kazu
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Qi
Verena
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Claire
Melanie
Tommy
Ayaka
Phuoc
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Jaqueline
Rameses
Ian
Anna
Allister
Noah
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Marvin
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