simulators

Design And Detonate A Simulated Fireworks Show With No Risk Of Injury

If you ask someone what their favourite toy was growing up they will probably say something like Lego. But deep down it was really the illegal fireworks their friend’s cousin’s uncle got from his neighbour. Nothing can quite match the thrill of something going boom, and now amateur pyrotechnics enthusiasts can safely scratch that itch with software that lets you simulate a full-on fireworks extravaganza.


Gizmodo Visits NASA: The Domes Where NASA Drives Spacecraft Of The Future

Deep in the belly of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, lie “The Domes”. Step into one of them and suddenly you’re standing on the surface of Mars, or you’re flying high above the Earth, looking out from the International Space Station. This is the Systems Engineering Simulator, where we learnt to fly, drive and design better space vehicles.


Just Try To Stop Playing With This Browser-Based Fluid Simulator

If you had any hope you’d actually be productive this Tuesday, you’ll want to avoid George Corney’s magical browser-based particle fluid simulator at all costs. If you thought hard drugs or Nutella was addictive, just one click in the middle of this simulator’s sea of particles and bam! — your work day is over.


Dad Builds Kids A NASA Simulator That Would Make Chris Hadfield Jealous

Remember that fridge box you turned into a rocket ship as a kid, complete with crayon-drawn control panels and a fancy sparkle glue paint job? Yeah, that was an embarrassment to our nation compared to this NASA simulator that Jeff Highsmith designed and built for his sons.


Feel What It's Like To Drown With This Terrifying Simulator

Forget coffee. If you’re still in dire need of a little morning boost, we guarantee that nothing will be quite as effective as the adrenaline rush you’ll get from swimming for your life in this online drowning simulator. This is not for the faint of heart.


Amazing Arcade Flight Simulator Spins Players Completely Upside-Down

The arcades that dominated the 1980s and 1990s slowly died off as home video game consoles became more and more capable, but there are apparently still some good reasons to keep a pocket full of coins handy. Namely, this arcade simulator for a game called War Thunder that puts Afterburner to shame.


This Oculus Rift-Powered Light Cycle Sim Is The Ultimate Arcade Game

The Oculus Rift hasn’t even made it out of beta testing and it’s already changing the world for the better — at least for one dedicated developer. He’s integrated one into an incredible, full-scale Tron: Legacy light cycle replica. Strap on a headset and hop aboard, we’re going racing.


The Insane 1950s Flight Sim That Taught WWII Airmen To Refuel In Midair

Performing a midair fuel transfer between aircraft is among the most technically challenging maneuvers in aviation, especially when flying a prop-driven, WWII-era C-97 Stratotanker. That’s why neophyte pilots spent hours at the controls of this life-size simulator before they ever set foot in the real thing.


High-School Student Builds Surprisingly Capable Flight Simulator

Do you remember how you spent your high school years? Odds are you were more concerned with your social status than actually doing something useful with your life. Not Dominick Lee. Instead of parties and homecomings he designed, built and programmed an impressive low-budget flight simulator that’s going to all but guarantee him entry into any university engineering programming.


Hyper-Realistic Archery Sim Is The Safest Hunger Games Proxy

You don’t see a lot of first person shooter games that opt for a bow and arrow in lieu of a machine gun, but that’s probably because no one has created a bow interface as authentic as what Masasuke Yasumoto at the Tokyo University of Technology has developed.


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