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Ricardo Moran
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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garduino
Wow! Felicitaciones queda muy chico para uds!!! Y si que se puede!!

Congrats by your fantastic job!

2012/4/20, Ricardo Moran <[hidden email]>:

> 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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garyoak
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All the new features are very useful. Its good that you guys have focused on Arduino and Lego Mindstorms Nxt, since this is the most important aspect.
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Stéphane Ducasse
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ricardo

I would love to play with ardino. Do you have a suggestion for a useful configuration in terms of board, motors…?
Because there are a lot of choices and I do not know what to buy.
Stef

On Apr 21, 2012, at 12:00 AM, Ricardo Moran 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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philippeback
I have got a (ARDX) kit from www.oomlout.com and it comes with quite a bunch of useful things.

Bought it at FOSDEM a year ago or so.

Philippe

2012/4/21 Stéphane Ducasse <[hidden email]>
ricardo

I would love to play with ardino. Do you have a suggestion for a useful configuration in terms of board, motors…?
Because there are a lot of choices and I do not know what to buy.
Stef

On Apr 21, 2012, at 12:00 AM, Ricardo Moran 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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Ben Coman
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Ricardo Moran 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
>
>  
Interfacing with Arduino is very cool.  It is high on my list of things
to play with (as time permits)

Now in case you ever need anything more industrial/powerful (but more
costly) here are a couple of things I have been kept a wishful eye on
for a couple of years (but I have not yet had time to play with). I
share this on the random chance someone gets interested in it before I
get a chance to play - hopefully early next year.

http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-7350
200MHz ARM9 CPU;  32MB SDRAM (64-128MB opt)
8MB RAM Framebuffer;  able to drive TFT-LCDs via custom FPGA
5K LUT FPGA  <----------------
Boots Linux 2.6 in about 1 second <----------------
1 10/100 ethernet port,  2 USB 2.0 (12Mbit/s max),  1 SD Card slot
$129

http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-7550
250MHz ARM9 CPU;  64MB DDR-RAM;  256MB SLC XNAND Drive
Customizable 5K LUT OpenCore FPGA <----------------
1 10/100 Ethernet,  33 DIO, SPI and I2C interfaces,  8 TTL UART, 1 CAN bus
$89

http://www.embeddedarm.com/about/resource.php?item=628

http://www.embeddedarm.com/documentation/articles/reliability.pdf

http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/pc104-peripherals.php

cheers -ben




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Ricardo Moran
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On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 4:35 AM, Stéphane Ducasse <[hidden email]> wrote:
ricardo

I would love to play with ardino. Do you have a suggestion for a useful configuration in terms of board, motors…?
Because there are a lot of choices and I do not know what to buy.

Hi Stef,

I don't know what are your needs but I'll tell you what we have here. For the arduino versions we have an Arduino UNO, a couple of Arduino Duemilanove with ATmega328, and an Arduino MEGA 
 
Stef

On Apr 21, 2012, at 12:00 AM, Ricardo Moran 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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Ricardo Moran
Sorry, this damn gmail hotkeys sent the mail before I finished writing it. Let me try again :P

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 4:35 AM, Stéphane Ducasse <[hidden email]> wrote:
ricardo

I would love to play with ardino. Do you have a suggestion for a useful configuration in terms of board, motors…?
Because there are a lot of choices and I do not know what to buy.

Hi Stef,

I don't know what are your needs but I'll tell you what we have here. For the arduino versions we have an Arduino UNO, a couple of Arduino Duemilanove with ATmega328, and an Arduino MEGA 2560. We use mostly the first two. Then we also have an Electronic Brick Starter Kit (http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/electronic-brick-starter-kit-p-506.html) that provides a couple of sensors and a really nice interface to plug/unplug components. And finally, we also have a couple of servos and some dc motors.

Keep in mind we only use that to test stuff, we almost never build something useful out of it but it should be enough to let you started. :)

Cheers,
Richo
 

Stef

On Apr 21, 2012, at 12:00 AM, Ricardo Moran 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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Ricardo Moran
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On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 6:17 AM, Ben Coman <[hidden email]> wrote:
(...) 

 
Interfacing with Arduino is very cool.  It is high on my list of things to play with (as time permits)

Hi Ben, 

Now in case you ever need anything more industrial/powerful (but more costly) here are a couple of things I have been kept a wishful eye on for a couple of years (but I have not yet had time to play with). I share this on the random chance someone gets interested in it before I get a chance to play - hopefully early next year.

Well, I don't think it's really fair to compare these computers with arduino :) but if you happen to play with one of those let us know your results. What I would like is to get my hands on a Raspberry Pi now.

Cheers,
Richo

 

http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-7350
200MHz ARM9 CPU;  32MB SDRAM (64-128MB opt)
8MB RAM Framebuffer;  able to drive TFT-LCDs via custom FPGA
5K LUT FPGA  <----------------
Boots Linux 2.6 in about 1 second <----------------
1 10/100 ethernet port,  2 USB 2.0 (12Mbit/s max),  1 SD Card slot
$129

http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-7550
250MHz ARM9 CPU;  64MB DDR-RAM;  256MB SLC XNAND Drive
Customizable 5K LUT OpenCore FPGA <----------------
1 10/100 Ethernet,  33 DIO, SPI and I2C interfaces,  8 TTL UART, 1 CAN bus
$89

http://www.embeddedarm.com/about/resource.php?item=628

http://www.embeddedarm.com/documentation/articles/reliability.pdf

http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/pc104-peripherals.php

cheers -ben




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Ben Coman
Ricardo Moran wrote:
On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 6:17 AM, Ben Coman [hidden email] wrote:
(...)

  
      
Interfacing with Arduino is very cool.  It is high on my list of things to
play with (as time permits)

    

Hi Ben,

Now in case you ever need anything more industrial/powerful (but more
  
costly) here are a couple of things I have been kept a wishful eye on for a
couple of years (but I have not yet had time to play with). I share this on
the random chance someone gets interested in it before I get a chance to
play - hopefully early next year.

    

Well, I don't think it's really fair to compare these computers with
arduino :) but if you happen to play with one of those let us know your
results. What I would like is to get my hands on a Raspberry Pi now.

Cheers,
Richo

  

You are right - they have a different purpose - perhaps acting as a Smalltalk-based PLC [2] for implementing process control at industrial plants using IEC 61131-3 Function Blocks [1] - which would be AWESOME but at the moment just wishful thinking.

[1] http://www.dmcinfo.com/Blog/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/117/IEC-61131-3-Function-Blocks--Unleash-the-Power.aspx
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmable_logic_controller


  
http://www.embeddedarm.com/**products/board-detail.php?**product=TS-7350<http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-7350>
200MHz ARM9 CPU;  32MB SDRAM (64-128MB opt)
8MB RAM Framebuffer;  able to drive TFT-LCDs via custom FPGA
5K LUT FPGA  <----------------
Boots Linux 2.6 in about 1 second <----------------
1 10/100 ethernet port,  2 USB 2.0 (12Mbit/s max),  1 SD Card slot
$129

http://www.embeddedarm.com/**products/board-detail.php?**product=TS-7550<http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-7550>
250MHz ARM9 CPU;  64MB DDR-RAM;  256MB SLC XNAND Drive
Customizable 5K LUT OpenCore FPGA <----------------
1 10/100 Ethernet,  33 DIO, SPI and I2C interfaces,  8 TTL UART, 1 CAN bus
$89

http://www.embeddedarm.com/**about/resource.php?item=628<http://www.embeddedarm.com/about/resource.php?item=628>

http://www.embeddedarm.com/**documentation/articles/**reliability.pdf<http://www.embeddedarm.com/documentation/articles/reliability.pdf>

http://www.embeddedarm.com/**products/pc104-peripherals.php<http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/pc104-peripherals.php>

cheers -ben