Apps: Simple Physics

Educational apps are a dime a dozen. Cleverly designed educational apps that feel more like fun than learning are not so easy to come by. Simple Physics is one of those apps that belong in this rare latter category…

Simple Physics

About Simple Physics – Jundroo

Simple Physics is a fun app that tasks you to play the engineer and design physical structures.

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In each level, you will be given a set of requirements that you need to meet – e.g. construct a tree house capable of holding 4 children weighing 50 pounds each for 10 seconds. You will be given a budget to meet so the more complex your design, the more expensive it is, and the less likely you are to meet your budget requirements. The philosophy of Simple Physics is this: “An engineer is someone who can do for a dime what any fool can do for a dollar.”

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Design your structure with a blue-print.

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When you’re satisfied with the design, test it out to see if it will hold.

“While testing, you can see how the strain is distributed across your design. Areas that are under immense strain are colored bright red, while other areas are colored green. This allows you to find and fix problem areas in your design.

The finger test lets you use your finger to push and pull on your design. You can use this with pinpoint accuracy, or you can just smash your design to smithereens. The finger test has an explosive new twist. You can now create explosions by tapping the screen for ultimate annihilation.

The newly added Bomb Shack level includes a dummy with full support for ragdoll physics. Throw him around, blow him up, and smash him against your design.

The slow motion feature lets you slow things down so you can see how your design is failing, and it is also incredibly fun to watch explosions destroying your design in slow motion.”

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Get 3 stars for the level when you successfully design a structure that meets the requirements and the budget.

If you ever wanted to encourage that budding engineer of yours, this is a great app to have. It’s like an engineering virtual reality where your child will get to test out all her inventions so she can see how well her designs work and how to improve them.

Update:

Aristotle was working on this app when Daddy looked over his should to see what he was up to. The next thing I know… Daddy is playing and Aristotle is watching over his shoulder. After we sent the boys to sleep, Daddy is still playing.

So now I’ll have to add a disclaimer: This app is highly addictive. You have been warned.

Update 2:

Ah Kong (grandpa) saw Daddy playing this app and now he’s addicted to it, too…

Get Simple Physics:

Simple Physics is created by Jundroo who have other similar engineering games apps:

These are also available on Google Play for Androids.

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