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QUICK SCORING TIP (skip below for a description of the app): The lighter your structure the higher the score you get. You may solve a challenge with only one golden nut, and it is fine, but it is also possible to get 3 golden nuts at every single challenge! It's hard, but so is life! :)
Designed by a true rocket scientist, Truss Me helps you learn to design structures while having fun! At each challenge, design structures that are light and strong and you will earn precious golden nuts.
Truss Me utilizes state of the art simulation techniques used by aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineers to provide the most realistic behavior for your structures. If well designed, your structures will resist as they would in real life*. If your design has flaws, the structure will fail realistically*!
*Truss Me has been created for educational and recreational purposes only. It must not be used under any circumstances to design or compute real structures.
What's New in Version 1.5
Fixed bug that made the app crash when merging two joints.
Good keeps getting better
This app is fantastic! It not only computes the behavior of trusses but also provides great visual feedback. For example, you can visualize both the deformation of the structure and the stresses on the bars. No other app I am aware of shows stresses, which are crucial for understanding the difference between tension and compression. In this app blue means compression, and you can easily see how compressed bars buckle! The gaming aspect makes it even more interesting. Love learning while having the motivation to beat an extra level!
Accurate and fun
The developer has put a lot of effort into polishing this app since I first played it. I like the constant updates and the tendency of the app developer to stick to real physics. It is one of the few games where real world physics is preferred over special effects and that is the beauty of it.
Camera access? Why?
When you start playing it asks permission to access your camera. I found it weird but allowed it. Game wasn't user friendly and I didn't see reason why it would need my camera at all for this game. No positives. Deleted asap.