[Etoys] [ANNOUNCE] FreeCell activity

Frederick Grose fgrose at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 13:38:54 EDT 2009

Please see that Professor Stephen Jacobs and Eric Grace will soon be
conducting an Honors Seminar at the Rochester Institute of Technology on
Developing for the OLPC
 A Sugar Labs mailing list,
http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/fourthgrademath has been formed and
attracting some attention.
Professor Jacobs is a game design professor and described the class as

This course is a "Blended Course" which means much of the official course

happens on-line, not in the classroom, so I'll be building teams to

interface with community leaders and projects and the students will be

expected to have the equivalent of 2 hours a week just interacting

(live/e-mail, posting to forums etc) on-line.

> This will provide you with a strong pool of folks to prototype many

different approaches to math materials in the first 1/2 of your 6 months

exploratory development arc, both to work on "Mongo the Math Dungeon" and

other game/interactive activity ideas whether they be in Python, Etoys or


It would be great if some in the Etoys and Squeak communities could lend
some assistance in this learning venture.


On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 12:56 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>
> This weekend saw the annual meeting of the German Squeak association.
> One of the sessions on Sunday's "unconference" day was how to make
> Sugar activities using Squeak. Here is the example I made, a bit
> refined (the hardest part was actually to make a not-too-embarrassing
> icon in Inkscape):
> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4054
> If it works for anybody else, please report back so I can request that
> it be moved from the "sandbox" to the "public" area. Before that it
> won't show up in the "games" section.
> Just like the Etoys activity this depends on the etoys package being
> installed. So it should work on SoaS-1 already, and on SoaS-2 as soon
> as Sebastian figured out why etoys was not getting pulled in. It also
> should work fine on older versions, like OLPC's 8.2 release.
> The activity's purpose is foremost to demonstrate how to write a
> Squeak-based activity (on Sugar 0.84 use view-source to see the
> Smalltalk code), but it also is a fun game in its own right.
> - Bert -
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