[Sugar-devel] Interesting USB-pluggable robots, controller boards, and sensors

Dr. Gerald Ardito gerald.ardito at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 08:20:57 EST 2011


Thanks. This is all really exciting.
I am really looking forward to connecting the XOs to probes, robots, etc. so
that the students can experience manipulating physical and digital objects.


On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 8:17 AM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 8:02 AM, Dr. Gerald Ardito
> <gerald.ardito at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am very interested in this functionality and that of using WeDo Robots.
> > Would this be available for the XOs? Both versions or only the XO 1.5?
> > How would that work?
> It's a headline feature for 11.2.0 which is planned to be XO-1 and
> XO-1.5 . Unless we hit unexpected problems, XO-1 is supported.
> If you look under the hood, it will be a bunch of rpms that get
> integrated into 11.2.0, plus activity updates that make good use of
> them. In some cases, actiivites already support boards / robots so
> what happens is that it is now covered by our QA work, so bugs will be
> discovered and fixed.
> Crafty adventurous people can probably get them installed on 10.1.x
> :-) but that'll be unsupported.
> cheers,
> m
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