Nano Building

An online game about bioengineering and nanotechology. 

Contributions to Project Development

  • JavaScript programming
  • Creation of basic game layout

More About Nano Building

This game uses 'nano blocks' to explore how small components following simple binding rules can be combined to build a huge variety of different complex structures. This process is conceptually similar to how scientists in the lab combine small molecules to build more complex molecules and materials in nanotechnology. Nano building has two sections: a Sandbox mode where users can experiment at their on pace, and a game mode where users are given a goal shape with restrictions which they need to try to create. The game portion has 4 difficulty settings (easy, medium, hard, and bonus) including 85 challenges altogether!  

Nano Building is part of a larger online lesson about bioengineering and nanotechnology for Arizona State University's Ask A Biologist. This activity is fully functional on mobile and tablet devices, and compliant with all modern W3 standards of web development.

Nano Building: Main Screen
Nano Building: Main Screen
Nano Building: Examples of the finite patterns which users need to try to build.
Nano Building: Examples of the finite patterns which users need to try to build.
Nano Building: Examples of some of the more complex repeating patterns possible
Nano Building: Examples of some of the more complex repeating patterns possible
Nano Building: The game page with the block bank open.
Nano Building: The game page with the block bank open.