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Fahri
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.

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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> hello, this is a somehow strange request:
> a long time ago, a python developer wrote me saying he wrote a nice
> application in python which was also able to let the user snap
> together graphical blocks and at the same time it lets the user see
> the corresponding code, without even writing it;
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> maybe something similar to turtle art but i am sure it was not that one !
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> if anyone (or the developer itself) knows something about it, please
> let me know ?
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> thank you
> ps: if you're thinking why i am not searching in my inbox, the answer
> is you're right but i didn't find the mail again :) among tens of
> thousands of other messages, sorry !
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> From: kirby urner <[hidden email]>
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> You're not talking about MIT Scratch are you?
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> It fits your description to some extent.
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> http://scratch.mit.edu/
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> Kirby
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> On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 11:58 AM, roberto <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> hello, this is a somehow strange request:
>> a long time ago, a python developer wrote me saying he wrote a nice
>> application in python which was also able to let the user snap
>> together graphical blocks and at the same time it lets the user see
>> the corresponding code, without even writing it;
>>
>> maybe something similar to turtle art but i am sure it was not that one !
>>
>> if anyone (or the developer itself) knows something about it, please
>> let me know ?
>>
>> thank you
>> ps: if you're thinking why i am not searching in my inbox, the answer
>> is you're right but i didn't find the mail again :) among tens of
>> thousands of other messages, sorry !
>>
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> On 4 September 2010 04:58, roberto <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> hello, this is a somehow strange request:
>> a long time ago, a python developer wrote me saying he wrote a nice
>> application in python which was also able to let the user snap
>> together graphical blocks and at the same time it lets the user see
>> the corresponding code, without even writing it;
>>
>> maybe something similar to turtle art but i am sure it was not that one !
>>
>> if anyone (or the developer itself) knows something about it, please
>> let me know ?
>
> PataPata by Paul Fernhout comes to mind, though it's hard to believe
> it was so long ago.
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> http://patapata.sourceforge.net/
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> Tony
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Re: Edu-sig Digest, Vol 86, Issue 3

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On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 7:09 AM, Fahreddın Basegmez <[hidden email]> 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.


Maria D. also expressed appreciation, replying on naturalmath:


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):


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.


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.  


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:

(paragraphs 2,3)


[2]


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.

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Re: Edu-sig Digest, Vol 86, Issue 3

roberto-3
really cool
it is not what i meant but this is good news for me

thanks

On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 3:35 AM, kirby urner <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 7:09 AM, Fahreddın
> Basegmez <[hidden email]> 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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