Optic Workbench

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Optic Workbench is an application on OS X that lets you play with simple optic toys. You have light sources, lenses, flat and curved mirrors, beam splitters, and obstacles.

Optic Workbench Screenshot

I spent a lot of time making sure it was easy to manipulate the tools on the workbench. Drag a new one from the library in the bottom left. You can move it by dragging near the center of the tool. You can rotate it by dragging on the purple circle. You can resize by stretching the tool. You can modify the focal length of a lens or parabolic mirror by a simple drag.

The simulation is very straightforward. It works like this:

Get a copy of the source code on GitHub

Download the application

Bridger Maxwell

Bridger Maxwell

I’m an iOS-and-other-stuff developer in NYC. I’m a founder of Scribble and work at Facebook.

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