Added a tripod for good measure, irrespective of Moore's opinions.
The problem now is that my dampnening mechanisms work fine for linear forces, but when they start producing torque, it tends to unbalance itself :) - after a while, my tripod turns the legs upside down - I need to get some friction going on.
friction - ideally I'd determine what horizontal speed the point of contact has, determine the force that would be required to stop it in a small predetermined amount of time, and cap it, but that seems like a lot of processing. Other alternatives seem to me like they won't have a very realistic behavior.
In any case, start thinking about moving drawing routines to a library.
Clean up springs to use interfaces instead of the blocks directly.
Merge spring and dampner into a single instance, and simplify the calculations.
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