I am playing Simpsons Tapped out and based on the data at the Simpsons Wiki, I confirmed a suspicion I had for some time. The houses in Springfield are setup so that the houses that give you income at a higher frequency also give you the highest hourly income rate (see figure 1). This means that the more often you have to tap on a house, the higher your hourly income. You are being rewarded for wasting your time in this game.
Today I finally got some time to play with the new LEGO Mindstorms EV3. I upgraded my R2-D2 model so that it can now turn its head. This was possible due to the small new motor that comes with the set. EV3 has four inputs and four outputs. But the box unfortunately only contained three motors and three sensors. I also noticed that several very basic LEGO Technic parts, such as the 3/4 connector pin, are not included. On the plus side, there are several 36 Tooth Double Bevel Gears. The EV3 comes loaded with some programs, one of them being an Infrared controller software. I was able to use it directly to control two motors of R2-D2.
I will now start exploring the software…
Yesterday we took out our Nao robots for a presentation. We drove there with a car and we were wondering if robots also need to be buckled. We decided that it probably would be a good idea. Better to be safe than sorry.
Today the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 arrived. Now I need to figure out what to build with it. Any suggestions? I am very much looking forward to the ability to use four motors, the SD card slot and iOS compatibility.