Then you get a extremely heavy tank. Batteries are not as light as they seem, the Tesla Model S has a curb weight of over 2 tons, now imagine that with a tank. In addition, you need a power system that can create enough torque to get the tank rolling, and then keep it moving at around 40 miles per hour. Looking at the… » 3/30/14 6:54pm 3/30/14 6:54pm

I must second this. With the amount of high-school level books you can get (high school level being absolute beginner) this is a great language to start with. Also, if the budding programmer wants to make android apps, just basic java knowledge can get you there. » 1/02/14 6:56pm 1/02/14 6:56pm

Most fluid simulations are actually done in 2D. The 3D scene is divided up into slices and then each 2D slice is calculated; this does not require much processing power. However, making sure each slice can affect other slices is what really requires the power. » 11/29/13 11:34am 11/29/13 11:34am

When my park district was making a dog park nearby, my friend and I thought it was a terrible idea and when the workers didn't have a work day, my friend and I put gravel into some of the diggers and then found that the key was still in one of the motorized wheelbarrows they had there. Needless to say, we went on a… » 10/28/13 8:03pm 10/28/13 8:03pm

At my high school, the students who possess less than average common sense and leave their lockers unlocked usually find only one thing missing: their calculator. Those usually go up on eBay or are sold for cheap to some kid who has lost their calculator. » 9/22/13 12:58pm 9/22/13 12:58pm