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

Ricardo Moran richi.moran at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 04:22:21 UTC 2012

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 2:04 PM, karl ramberg <karlramberg at gmail.com> wrote:

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

Thanks Karl, Lego is a little expensive but it's a lot of fun :)

> Karl
> 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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