Tag Archives | Physics

Rube Goldberg vs Isaac Newton

Here’s an interesting take on the Rube Goldberg Machine, which seems to take physics and flip it on its head:

Can you figure out the trick?

…It’s TGI Friday: Crush The Castle?

Crush The Castle

Crush the Castle is a physics based trebuchet game where the goal is to destroy a series of castles and the occupants within using a variety of boulders and bombs.

Once you play through all the levels, there’s also a level editor that you can play around with to make your own castles, so check it out and see what you can crush and destroy.

[Crush The Castle]

[Via: Kottke]

…It’s TGI Friday: Crane Wars?

Crane Wars

Crane Wars is a beautiful looking game that puts you in charge of a crane wielding Union, and the goal is to build up your construction site with bits and pieces of skyscraper while sabotaging the opposing Scabs’ site at the same time.

The game itself runs off Unity, which is a technology that allows 3D imagery and physics to exist within a standard web browser, and as a result, plays just like a standard desktop application:

Now get out there and protect that union!

[Crane Wars]

…Rhys Millen will try to backflip again on New Years Eve?

Red Bull New Year No Limits

Remember last year when Rhys Millen managed to miss the landing pit during his truck backflip practice and break three vertebrae in his neck and compress and break two vertebrae in his back?

Well apparently his doctors have given him the go and he’s going to give it another try this New Year’s Eve during the second annual Red Bull New Year No Limits event, and he’s even posted a video of the crash to wet everyone’s appetite:

According to Rhys:

Last year we attempted what was before then thought impossible. Laws of physics and vehicle dynamics were pushed to the limits with success, but failure came in one small mis-calculation. My body can be broken but my mind cannot. This year, people will witness the first ramp to ramp back flip in an off-road truck – ever.

In addition to Rhys’ record setting attempt, Robbie Maddison will also be breaking a record during the event as he attempts to jump over 100 feet into the air and land atop the replical Arc de Triomphe in front of Paris Las Vegas. He’ll then drop off the Arc and freefall for more than 50 feet to land on a massive landing ramp below.

I know I’ll be tuning in; will you?

[Red Bull – New Year No Limits]

…It’s TGI Friday: Contrast Cannon?

Contrast Cannon

Contrast Cannon is a simple yet challenging cannon game where you must fire cannonballs towards their target, but you must also deal with some Yin Yang reverse gravity effects along the way.

[Contrast Cannon]

[Via: Zoomdoggle]