[Edu-sig] Edu-sig Digest, Vol 86, Issue 3

roberto roberto03 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 20:30:06 CEST 2010

really cool
it is not what i meant but this is good news for me


On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 3:35 AM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 7:09 AM, Fahreddın
> Basegmez <mangabasi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Could it be Mekanimo?  It let's you create circles and polygons and
>> join them together with connectors while automatically generating
>> Python code.  Created objects behave like agents.  Here are some
>> videos.
> Hey this Mekanimo thing is fantastic.  Amazingly cool use of the wx API for
> GUI.  Really, Python?
> Thanks Fahri!
> I relayed my pleasure to mathfuture, a Google group.
> http://groups.google.com/group/mathfuture/browse_thread/thread/d006e2daf0e5110d#
> Maria D. also expressed appreciation, replying on naturalmath:
> http://groups.google.com/group/naturalmath/browse_thread/thread/17585b0643e3aabc#
> mathfuture is where I do some of my Martian Math writing, a curriculum that
> uses Python quite a bit (including VPython [1]), but is far enough afield to
> sometimes make more sense in another namespace.
> Speaking of Martian Math, I feel obliged to cluck about the Buckyball on
> Google yesterday.
> I yakked with Josh Cronmeyer about it by email.  He and I met up at an OS
> Bridge before he took off for Australia (that's the Josh mentioned in this
> blog post -- he's Python programmer of note, works with Thoughtworks.com):
> http://worldgame.blogspot.com/2010/09/buckyball-day.html
> In a couple hours I'm off the PDX (our airport) to fetch Steve Holden, PSF
> chairman.  Holden Web is this the organizer of this year's DjangoCon in
> Portland.
> http://djangocon.us/
> Kirby
> <historica type = "biographica" >
> [1]
> if you dig back in edu-sig you will find Arthur Siegel and I doing a lot of
> the talking.  He was some high powered guy in the financial district, NYC,
> who wisely devoted much of his remaining time to raising his son and doing
> some esoteric Python programming to explore projective geometry.  Pygeo is
> the name of his free / open source project, which makes heavy use of
> VPython.  Can't think of anything quite like it either before or since.
>  Check it out.
> http://pygeo.sourceforge.net/
> Arthur was a passionate and colorful character and our debates on this list
> were free ranging (much to the dismay of some).  We met twice in New York,
> also talked on the phone.  This old blog post chronicles our 2nd and last
> meeting:
> http://mybizmo.blogspot.com/2005/05/tree-house.html
> (paragraphs 2,3)
> [2]
> http://djangocon.us/
> Holden Web provided me with an exceptional opportunity in April, to lead a
> 3-day workshop for the Space Telescope Science Institute (Johns Hopkins
> campus, Baltimore).  I'd expressed admiration for Hubble and the astronomer
> groups using Python, but never dreamed I'd be able to do a Python training
> with them.
> I also got to look over Steve's shoulder as he did some curriculum writing
> for O'Reilly School of Technology.  This school offers for-credit distance
> education courses using a customized student version of Eclipse called
> Ellipse.
> </historcia>
>> Physcial proof of the pythagorean theorem
>> http://www.youtube.com/user/fbasegmez#p/a/u/0/rQUW5BvdIkc
>> Ragdolls
>> http://www.youtube.com/user/fbasegmez#p/a/u/1/CWhg_u4K4ow
>> James Watt's linkage
>> http://www.youtube.com/user/fbasegmez#p/a/u/2/K1pdoLi6UPc
>> This shows how to make a platform game with it
>> http://vimeo.com/14469657
>> Fahri
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