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

karl ramberg karlramberg at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 17:04:46 UTC 2012

Project looks great.
Getting a Lego Robot is on my list of stuff I want if I ever have
any excess money :-)


On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM, 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:
>    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
>    schools.
>    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:
> http://tecnodacta.com.ar/gira/projects/physical-etoys/.
> Cheers,
> Richo
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