Hi, I hope someone can give this tutorial a test run and see if it works for them. It is intended to be both a primer on what etoys is about when it comes to making your own tools to make the thing you want to make as well as give insights and instruction on achieving the specific goal of the tutorial which is how to get retro-aesthetic out of Etoys using nothing but Etoys. It seems like a 'lot of steps' but since it's intended for the absolute Etoys novice it covers more than just what it takes to create the effect/final look.
The zip file contains over 200 screenshots with titles that put them in the correct order as well as tells you what the actions and purpose of that step and accompanying shot are for. After each element is introduced the first time, it is no longer shown in 'long form' (i.e. the first time a playfield menu item is mentioned, it is shown through multiple screenshots, the 2nd time it is assumed the reader remembered how to find that menu etc.)
If anyone runs through this tutorial has any ideas, concerns or it didn't work for them or they have suggestions on making it a little more enjoyable or novice-friendly, please chime in.
The zip file is on google drive and is around 5MB and includes the actual project I constructed while taking all of the screenshots. I will turn this into a proper web-based page and maybe even put it into an Etoys Book as well if there is interest so that one can flip through the book inside Etoys while trying it out.
Download the tutorial here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R0PNrKP2qa-lA73KTMnW3tSk3ZFv4An_/view?usp=sharing
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I'll be posting this and other tutorials here: https://hseiken.itch.io/etoys-retro/
Ultimately it will end up as a digital magazine partly related to the previously announced Etoys 'retro-hack' I'm working on here and there. The goal is to drum up a little interest outside of the academic sphere for Etoys using some fun media and demos that aren't necessarily all about science and math and dropping things off of rooftops (though that is fun too!).
Basically, I'm taking up the impossible task of building a community around Etoys that has nothing to do with education so I can teach even more people what it's about. I'm a firm believer that people will eat brocolli the first time with a little cheese and eventually prefer to just eat the brocolli because there really wasn't anything wrong with it in the first place, it just smelled a little funny.
On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 5:29 PM, Steve Thomas <[hidden email]> wrote:
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