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Bobolink is a block-diagram simulator written in Java which runs as an applet. Bobolink puts active, fiddleable models of systems in web pages, so that the viewer can play with them. Java has a feature called the Reflection which lets it dynamically link in classes given only a name. Bobolink uses the Reflection to make it easy for users to create entirely new types of block without having to modify a single line of the existing code.

As you can see from the diagram above, Bobolink still isn't very polished.

  • See some live examples of Bobolink block diagrams (version for older browsers, browsers behind firewalls, etc.)
  • Notes on how Bobolink works
  • The Bobolink user documentation or JavaDoc code documentation
  • The tools and libraries used to make Bobolink