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Mechanical Engineering

Minecraft Elasticity Solver

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Introduction

The Minecraft Elasticity Solver allows you to run stress analysis on almost any structure you can possibly build in Minecraft. This mod takes the infinite creative possibilities of Minecraft and combines it with the tools to teach some of the most important engineering and physics principles back in the real world.

You can download the mod HERE.

A tutorial to help you install the Minecraft Mod is HERE.


Challenge Worlds

desert challenge

Desert Bridge Challenge

The first world gives you the challenge of building a bridge across a desert road over a river oasis.

Download empty world here.
Download completed world here.


end challenge

End Bridge Challenge

Now we journey to the End where a strangely placed cabin needs a bridge to protect them from the infinite void. Who builds a house here?

Download empty world here.
Download completed world here.


Barn Truss Challenge

Barn Truss Challenge

Now we journey to a rural village where a farmer needs a sturdy roof for their horse barn. The challenge is to build a truss across the top of the barn that will hold up through the rough rural weather.

Download empty world here.
Download completed world here.


nether truss challenge

Nether Truss Challenge

This spooky challenge brings you to the nether giving the Nether Fortress a bridge to rest of the nether. Try some different bridge truss shapes and try not to burn yourself along the way.

Download empty world here.
Download completed world here.


cross section challenge

Cross Section Challenge

This western world allows you to experiment with beam cross sections and compare their deflections and stresses. Lets see whos got the fasting builds in the west?

Download empty world here.
Download completed world here.


support challenge

Support Challenge

Finally, you are challenged with building a leg of the Eiffel tower. You must build a leg loaded at the top and based only within the circle. Check out the server for the full build!

Download empty world here.
Download completed world here.