‘Apocalyptic’ new app helps develop engineering skills

060116_makeascape0 060116_makeascape1 060116_makeascape2Engineering consultancy Think Up has released what it calls an “apocalyptic educational engineering app”, designed to inspire young people to develop their interest in engineering.

Make A Scape‘, which was developed with support from the Ove Arup Foundation, the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Useful Simple Trust, is optimised for the iPad, and helps users develop a tacit understanding of structural behaviour through an imaginative interface and future world concept.

The app encourages users to build efficiently in real-time and to test their structures under live loading through an enjoyable and imaginative interface.

It is now available to download from the App Store:


Make A Scape builds on Think Up’s pioneering work in creating real-time structural simulators. Previous apps, including: Push Me Pull Me, Push Me Pull Me (3D) and Catastrophe, have all been successfully used for both Key Stage 5 and undergraduate teaching curriculum.