[squeak-dev] [ANN] Physical Etoys 2.0 released!

Ricardo Moran richi.moran at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 22:00:11 UTC 2012

Hi everybody (and sorry if you receive multiple copies),

I would like to announce a new version of Physical Etoys, now with a lot of
new features:

   1. First of all, it's based on Etoys 5.0 so it incorporates all the
   bug-fixes and new features from the Etoys release.
   2. We are now focusing on the two main hardware platforms: Arduino and
   Lego Mindstorms Nxt. For the rest, we will publish a set of "external
   modules" that you can install in your Physical Etoys version.
   3. Also, we now support an argentinian version of Arduino, which is
   called DuinoBot and it's currently being used in a lot of argentinian
   4. We added new devices for arduino and now we also support the use of
   digital devices attached to analog pins.
   5. We added two new objects that let you graph the input of a variable
   across time and save it to a csv file.
   6. We added a new programming mode that lets you compile your scripts
   and have them running inside the robot, in contrast to running them in the
   computer and communicate with the robot via bluetooth or usb. We believe
   this opens a lot of new posibilities for the Physical Etoys users.
   7. And finally, we fixed a lot of bugs that make the software a lot more
   stable (or so we hope :).

I would like to use this opportunity to publicly thank all the people from
the Etoys community for their work on Etoys 5, this latest version is much
better than the last and I encourage you all to try it.
And also, I would like to announce that Physical Etoys 2.0 is going to be
installed by default on all the laptops of the "Conectar igualdad" program,
which is kind of like the argentinian version of OLPC (but for older
students). So we are *really* excited about this!

Now that you're all as excited as we are :) you can download and try
Physical Etoys 2.0 from our blog:

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