Engineering Apps, Games, and Websites

Budding gearheads can take their tinkering to the next level with this selection of products that are all about making things work.

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Angry Birds maker follows up with clever brainteaser.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Loads of super educational games and activities.
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URL: http://www.pbskids.org/go
(2007)
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Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
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URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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Spark big interest in tiny things on this super science app.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Fun motion controls improve an already great creative game.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
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Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
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Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Clever physics game can be tricky on small screens.
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Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Route trains to correct stations in this innovative stumper.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Great physics puzzler works well with touch interface.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Nook HD, Apps for Windows
(2010)
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Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.
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Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2008)
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Maker community celebrates skill building and creativity.
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URL: http://www.diy.org
(2013)
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Kids learn, share, and build skills on excellent social app.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Excellent physics puzzler emphasizes engineering practices.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Fun puzzler with programming skills; some crude humor.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Challenging puzzler teaches kids to think like programmers.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Grand adventure teaches you to design your own games.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.
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Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Superb physics puzzler challenges kids, inspires creativity.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Tough engineering logic puzzler is mysterious and creepy.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)