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

Emiliano Pastorino epastorino at plan.ceibal.edu.uy
Wed Mar 9 08:29:02 EST 2011


Gerald,

I haven't worked with WeDo, but it seems to be supported in Scracht:
http://info.scratch.mit.edu/WeDo

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Dr. Gerald Ardito
<gerald.ardito at gmail.com>wrote:

> Martin,
>
> 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.
>
> Gerald
>
>
> 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
>> --
>>  martin.langhoff at gmail.com
>>  martin at laptop.org -- Software Architect - OLPC
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>>  - don't get distracted with shiny stuff  - working code first
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>>
>
>


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