In this paper, a fuzzy controller for an inverted pendulum system is presented in two stages. These stages are: investigation of fuzzy control system modeling methods and solution of the "Inverted Pendulum Problem" by using Java programming with Applets for internet based control education. In the first stage, fuzzy modeling and fuzzy control system investigation, Java programming language, classes and multithreading were introduced. In the second stage specifically, simulation of the inverted pendulum problem was developed with Java Applets and the simulation results were given. Also some stability concepts are introduced. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.