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Sunday, March 27, 2011
Tinker Box App: Let Your Child Play at Being a Mechanical Engineer
Over the last few weeks, my daughter has been playing a game on the iPad called “Tinker Box” by Autodesk. The game introduces mechanical engineering to kids (my husband plays it too!) The player enters a factory-like environment filled with yellow and black mechanical parts and must engineer machines. In the Tinker Box game, users have two playing options: 1) make inventions and 2) complete puzzles. The game gives the user a menu of tools like gears, spikes, buttons, springs, bolts, and levers which the player can use to invent contraptions and then test the machines on the screen. In the puzzles, the player uses the...