In this article, I’m covering a free website where you can draw an iceberg to see how it will float. Have you ever wonder about the shape of icebergs and how different shaped icebergs will look above the water? Which side of it will stay up and which one get sunk in the water? If that so then you can get answers to your curiosity with this website.
Iceberger is a fun website where you can get draw any shape and it shows you how that shape will float on water. The idea of creating this website came from a tweet containing a painting of how a particularly shaped iceberg will float. Getting inspired by that tweet, the developer created this website that anyone can use.
Draw Iceberg to See How It Will Float with this free Website
This website shows a canvas with water and sky in it where you can draw the iceberg. Below that, it explains why ice floats on water and how this is calculated on this website. It also gives a heads up that all the calculations here are approximations and not exactly accurate. Bearing that in mind, you can go ahead and drew your iceberg.
To draw a shape, just click anywhere inside the canvas and move your cursor around to make the desired shape. You can draw a proper enclosed shape or leave it open which automatically gets connected by a straight line. As you finish drawing the shape, it moves in the water while some calculations happen in the background. Then as per the calculations, it will float in the water and you can see which side is up and which is down.
All this happens in two dimensions so three dimensions are needed to calculate the mass distribution. The same goes for the relative density of the iceberg. Due to that, the calculation merely an approximation.
This is a fun website to get curious and get answers to some of that curiosity at the same time. Which side of the iceberg will stay up also depends on how you draw the shape; which side you put up and which you put down facing. Give it a try and let us know if you have any curious questions about it all.