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

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 03:17:33 UTC 2012

That is really cool.  Congratulations.

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Ricardo Moran <richi.moran at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> First of all, it's based on Etoys 5.0 so it incorporates all the bug-fixes
> and new features from the Etoys release.
> 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.
> Also, we now support an argentinian version of Arduino, which is called
> DuinoBot and it's currently being used in a lot of argentinian schools.
> We added new devices for arduino and now we also support the use of digital
> devices attached to analog pins.
> We added two new objects that let you graph the input of a variable across
> time and save it to a csv file.
> 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.
> 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: http://tecnodacta.com.ar/gira/projects/physical-etoys/.
> Cheers,
> Richo

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