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You'd love the Virtual Reality course..

July 10, 2018 11:01AM
I'm almost done making at work.. I patterned it after Richie's Plank Experience because we needed a similar sim, but with more of a military vibe.. In my sim, you walk into an elevator, hit the Up button and the glass doors close, Girl from Ipenema is playing, you go up about 25 floors, doors open and a plank is staring at you.. there are several tools on the plank.. your job is to walk out and pick them up.. Birds are flying around you, a helicopter flies by, and clouds are moving overhead..

Whenever you pick up a tool, it triggers an animation.. in one animation an F-16 buzzes you, another triggers cars below.. you have the option to make it rain while on the plank.. then you hafta ride back down, of if you prefer, just jump off the plank.. Its funny cuz we've literally had people walk the plank on all fours. shaking like a leaf.. its really pretty cool and you really feel like you are 25 floors up...

I made the sim to test students who are going into electronics here - students who hafta climb up power poles and whatnot.. Reason being, they'd be in classes for several months and then instructors would realize they were afraid of heights and would have to change career fields.. So, now we make 'em walk the plank and if they show fear, they usually go into a different career field before wasting months of training.. Here's a screen grab as I have it open right now.. The red arrow indicates the plank..

Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..


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  Done it once..

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  LOL My Wife reads me like a book.

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  I did a parachute jump out by the Space Center

RamUK78July 09, 2018 09:42AM

  Never did it...

JamesJM47July 09, 2018 02:42PM

  Holy crap Jimmy

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IowaRam36July 10, 2018 08:05AM

  Flipping hilarious. LOL (nm)

JamesJM49July 10, 2018 08:12AM

  they have it in Maui

ferragamo7954July 09, 2018 07:14PM

  Have never done either

IowaRam55July 10, 2018 08:00AM

  Just reading this thread is making my knees feel a little weak...

RAMbler54July 10, 2018 10:01AM

  Interesting thing about heights....

JamesJM62July 10, 2018 10:09AM

  Another funny story

RamUK34July 10, 2018 10:54AM

  Had to be Tioga Pass, right?

JamesJM35July 10, 2018 12:27PM

  No, it was a different time Jimmy

RamUK32July 10, 2018 02:07PM

  re. our old friend Bradley

21Dog38July 11, 2018 08:33AM

  You'd love the Virtual Reality course.. Attachments

sstrams33July 10, 2018 11:01AM

  You reminded me of a story... (of course)...

JamesJM69July 10, 2018 12:42PM

  I want to do that!

RamUK66July 10, 2018 02:11PM

  Its pretty freakin' cool, UK...

sstrams35July 10, 2018 02:29PM

  I'm on it!

RamUK57July 10, 2018 02:33PM

  Hey I'll hook ya up..

sstrams51July 10, 2018 02:36PM

  Bummer I'm on a Mac

RamUK44July 10, 2018 02:52PM

  Yes, it will work...

JamesJM45July 10, 2018 03:01PM

  I meant to say

RamUK99July 10, 2018 03:07PM

  Yeah, if yours is newer..

sstrams32July 11, 2018 04:02AM

  Well, am referring to the..

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  I like the thought of SSD drives..

sstrams38July 11, 2018 07:56AM

  Did it yesterday! It was a LOT of fun!

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  Did the rough seas..

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