Chrome Experiments

April 18, 2009 at 10:01 am 16 comments

Guest Post By Jamie

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from my 3 years on the internet, it’s that things grow fast. Take YouTube for example. It has a massive community, but I bet you wouldn’t guess it was founded in 2004. Just 5 years and look how big it is. And then look at Twitter. It’s user base expanded by 500% last year. That’s like doubling it, doubling it again, and adding what they already had to that. And the next great thing has just come along. And it’s name: Chrome Experiments

It’s developed with the new Web Browser, Google Chrome, in mind, taking advantage of it’s huge Javascript abilities. But it seems to work fine in most browsers. It’s basically a vast collection of Mini JavaScript apps, that run in your browser. Let’s take a closer look at a few of my favourites……


Starfield is one of those things that’s always fun. The direction that the stars move is determined by where you mouse is on the screen, meaning they can go anywhere. You can also blur them, so that they have a comet like tail, by holding down your left mouse button.


This is one of the more unique apps. It starts off as a very simple cube, but changes rapidly as you use the given controls. You can stretch the X, Y, and Z values, make it curve more, create protrusions inside it, and change the background colour. This could be one of the greatest JavaScript creations ever. If there was a little bit more customization involved.

Ball Pool

This was the first Chrome Experiment I ever tried, and probably the reason I checked out more. You create balls by clicking and dragging the cursor, and then you move them, shake them and get rid of them. By double clicking the background, you can also change the colour of the balls and background.

Browser Talk

All you need to make this app work is a Microphone connected to your computer. You then choose you microphone, choose a character, and you’re off! As you talk, the mouth on the person will open and close accordingly, making it seem as if they are talking. I absolutely love this Experiment, and can’t wait for some more character’s to come

Ball Droppings

Ball Droppings is really quite unique. A hole drops balls continuously (at a rate you can change), and you can then direct the balls by drawing lines. As a ball hits a line, it makes a noise. The further down the screen a ball gets, the lower the noise. You can also change how gravity affects them, and, if you like, make them travel up instead of down! If you really wanted too, I suppose you could even make a song using lines and editing the gravity with this…….

That conclude’s my review of Chrome Experiments, which you can find at


Also, check out Woof’s Post below

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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lemon  |  April 18, 2009 at 11:26 am

    The header get more freaky every time!

    • 2. woofmccol  |  April 21, 2009 at 2:33 pm

      stay off the wacky tabaky kid. the header hasnt changer

  • 3. woofmccol  |  April 18, 2009 at 11:48 am

    but chrome sucks

    and i demand an ice cream

    • 4. jam_ie  |  April 19, 2009 at 11:00 am

      I know, but you can use any webkit browser, so Safari and FireFox work fine too

  • 5. woofmccol  |  April 18, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    lego you dont even know what tl;dr means
    legoless: Too long; didn’t read. Btw that’s not the best context to but a semi-colan(sp?) in. 😐

    • 6. woofmccol  |  April 21, 2009 at 2:32 pm

      yes and you have an english major 🙄
      legoless: Betur dan urs anywai wufz mah boi.

  • 7. Spore Post #2 - Creature Stage « Mick’s Blog  |  April 19, 2009 at 11:33 am

    […] don’t forget to read Jamie’s Chrome Experiments post and woof’s comic if you haven’t […]

  • 8. Ginny  |  April 19, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    is chrome the new internet explorer? sorry, im having a mental blank and I completely had no idea what you were on about. If I did though, then I’m sure it would have been a good post!

    • 9. jam_ie  |  April 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm

      No, it’s a new browser developed by google. Download it at The new IE is called IE8. How original 🙄 and it sucks

      • 10. woofmccol  |  April 21, 2009 at 2:32 pm

        dont download it donnnnnnnntttttt

        • 11. Ginny  |  April 22, 2009 at 8:58 am

          ill make note of that

  • 12. duh duh  |  April 23, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Hi Im a mind reader I prove it want me to jam_ie ok ur phone broke

    • 13. Purple Sword  |  April 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm

      Hokay then… 🙄

      • 14. Purple Sword  |  April 30, 2009 at 12:13 am

        Sorry about that. My brother got on my computer. And he actually found that out on one of the Crome Experiments called “Social Collider.” I didn’t know it was him at first… Now to get him for sneaking onto my computer.. 👿 He probably searched one of your names on that experiment.

      • 15. Purple Sword  |  April 30, 2009 at 1:18 am

        Oh and you should add “HasCanvas” to your list. I love it.

    • 16. jam_ie  |  April 29, 2009 at 4:26 pm

      Im doing IP scans on this guy, he knows me. The only people I’ve told that my phone broke are woof and lego.


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