Mechanic Engineering (List of Mechanics, Innovations, Explanations, etc!)

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#1

Hi!

This topic title is intriguing, isn't it? "Mechanic Engineering." And actually, this topic is exactly what it sounds like - mechanic engineering. This topic was made to innovate/invent, explain and list off specific mechanics in Hopscotch code, like pulsation. :smiley:

What This Topic Is About

1. Innovation

We can invent or help each other invent new mechanics for projects, like a mechanic I (I believe I invented it?) made - pulsation!

2. Explanation

We can explain how mechanics work - for example, pulsation is based off of an invisible object that moves up and down from 0-100 (y coords) with sin and cos! An object captures the y pos of the object as a constant variable, divides it by a number (this is the pulsation intensity), and adds it with another number (the base size of the object)! Place these numbers in a set size block and a repeat forever loop, and you have pulsation!

3. List

You guys might have learned about the scientific method - hypothesis, experiment, prove your hypothesis, then conclusion - but then after that, scientists record their data so other scientists can learn off of that! It's the same thing here - after testing and concluding with your invented mechanic, I'd love it if you could put it on this list of mechanics for others to look at and use with their projects!

If you want your mechanic on this list, please copy and paste this form, copy and paste the questions from this thread, or just tell me the answers for it:

Questions
<b>What is your mechanic?

Did you invent this mechanic, or someone else? (If someone else invented it, who? If you don't know, just say "unknown" or "I don't know." Please don't steal credit!)

Could you give me the link to a project with an example of the mechanic on it?</b>

What is your mechanic?

Did you invent this mechanic, or someone else? (If someone else invented it, who? If you don't know, just say "unknown" or "I don't know." Please don't steal credit!)

Could you give me the link to a project with an example of the mechanic on it?

Two rules for submitting a mechanic:

  • No stealing credit. If you didn't make the invention, don't say it's yours. If you do see a mechanic that's not listed here though, I'd love it if you could submit it here! Just put "unknown" down if you don't know who made it, or if you do know who made it, put their name down. :smiley:
  • Submit an actual mechanic, not something to make mechanics with. Don't submit something like "sine" or "inverse tangent", submit something like "Hockey Character AI" or "Gliding object (from point A to point B)"!

If you want to have someone explain a mechanic to you, ask the original inventor, someone you think knows the mechanic or someone who does know the mechanic! They'll probably help you out and explain how it works, so you can make it in one of your projects! :smile:

Also, if you see a mechanic with an unknown inventor, please don't hesitate to tell me who made the mechanic! That would be awesome, so we can give credit to everyone/everywhere possible! :smiley:

Now, enough rules and stuffโ€“here's the list!

Mechanic List

  1. Pulsation
    Inventor: @Rawrbear
    Example: https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/y9bnkbb3z
  2. Image Animation
    Inventor: Unknown
    Example: https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/y7l017lli
  3. Trail Stopper
    Inventor: Unknown
    Example: https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/xnw1qn1lv
  4. Waving Flag
    Inventor: @Funky_63_Greenland
    Example: https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/xt88shzh0
  5. Pool Table Ball Mechanics
    Inventor: @SUPERSWAGGY
    Example: https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/xlulh83mb
  6. Volleyball Octopus AI
    Inventor: @SUPERSWAGGY
    Example: https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/d7u5ubw

Thanks, and have a good day/night! :slight_smile:
-Rawrbear


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#2

Huh wha wats a mechanic


#3

A mechanic is some sort of thing that an object can do, like smooth gliding or AI or pulsing, which are my examples! :D


#4

Woa kool human technology


#5

First real post!

Cool topic!


#6

I'm laughing way too hard than I should be right now :laughing:


#7

k

Why u using human technology tho if ur a rawrybear


#8

Cuz I'm not a "rawrybear", I'm a human :stuck_out_tongue:


#9

Woa technology has gone 2 far

U can now make rawrybears humans omg smart humans


#10

I'll play with math and see if I do something weird and cool. XD


#11

Me too :joy:
@Billy makes my Hopscotch day :smiley:
After all of this forum upseted-ness (lol I know that's not a word) we need an account like Billy... :slight_smile:


#12

Trail Stopper (dunno how else to word it)
Inventor: Unknown, since even though I found out how to do this for myself (in November 2015 or so), I dunno if someone did it earlier
Example: https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/xnw1qn1lv


#13

I dunno about the Slipperyness Sim I made...


#14

What is your mechanic?
Waving flag
Did you invent this mechanic, or someone else? (If someone else invented it, who? If you don't know, just say "unknown" or "I don't know." Please don't steal credit!)
I saw hansonnoah use it but I'm not sure if he originally created it
Could you give me the link to a project with an example of the mechanic on it?
https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/xt88shzh0


#15

This is a really cool topic!


#16

@GysvANDRegulus and @MobCraft, updated! :smiley:


#17

:0000000000

Thicks u human! :D


#18

Great topic KJR!!

Lol I'm not innovative


#19

Wow this is awesome!!! I love this topic! I love mechanics and trying out new things.:smiley:


#20

Yeah! :smiley:

I need to think of some to make... maybe some sort of AI!