[IAEP] something to aspire to...

Andres Aguirre aguirrea at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 09:48:18 EST 2012

it will be great that the physics plugin could interact with the
turtle, I mean that if I define a polygon in some place of the screen
and then I ask the turtle to move, the turtle could interact with the
object depending on the physics properties of that object (density,
friction, etc). With butiá team we are working in a butiá simulator[1]
build as a plugin for turtle blocks, at the moment only the distance
sensor block, the grayscale sensor block and the push button block of
the butia palette are simulated, so if I dont have the robot I could
test the same program made for the robot but in a virtual world. In
this case having the turtle with more physics interaction will be
great for a more realistic simulation but also could be good to
implement  virtual Rube Goldberg machines... imagine many turtles
moving in this machines at the same time ;) ....

[1] http://www.fing.edu.uy/inco/proyectos/butia/mediawiki/index.php/Grupo_Simulador

2012/1/8 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>:
> 2012/1/8 Dr. Gerald Ardito <gerald.ardito at gmail.com>:
>> What about an Activity (maybe branching from Physics) that would allow
>> children to build their own virtual Rube Goldberg machines?
> The Physics plug in to Turtle Art might be a start.
> -walter
>> I would be happy to help.
>> Gerald
>> 2012/1/8 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/nyregion/brooklyns-joseph-herscher-and-his-rube-goldberg-machines.html
>>> -walter
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