Place Langton's Ants on Langton's Anthill and watch them build structures and paths. Each click adds a new ant to the anthill. The special thing about this anthill: the ant's rules are 255 instructions long. Accordingly, each cell of the anthill has 255 states. You can play with the anthill at http://unpunk.de.
To install your own copy and maybe play with the anthill's and ants' configuration, do the following.
- Download the repo: https://github.com/bubens/LangtonsAnthill
- Compile the typescript. The make.sh-Shellscript can do that for you:
# Make it executable chown +x ./make.sh # Run command ./make.sh
To use the same font I did (and in case they're not installed on your machine): download the Ubuntu Fontfamily, unzip and copy
style-folder. OR: Use your own favorite font instead.
index.htmlwith your browser to try it locally. Use your favorite server software to make it available on the web.