E-Toys Tutorial 12 – Getting Jiggy with the Frog

June 7, 2009 at 15:40 | Posted in OLPC, Tutorials/Howtos, Vod/Pod casts, XO | 2 Comments
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In this tutorial we continue building out the game we started in the previous tutorial. We add levelling, scoring, difficulty increases, and a nice background. This tutorial is longer then the rest but covers some advanced ground and nicely demonstrates the development process scripting and debugging.

This E-Toys project will be available to download and experiment with @ http://drop.io/freemor_etoys_projects

The OLPC XO playable version is HERE

You can download this tutorial HERE

E-Toys Tutorial #11 – A new Game

May 28, 2009 at 16:40 | Posted in OLPC, Tutorials/Howtos, Vod/Pod casts, XO | 1 Comment
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In this tutorial for Squeakland.org‘s E-Toys we start building a game from scratch. The game involves a frog that eats flies. People following along with these tutorials can download the E-Toys project files from http://drop.io/freemor_etoys_projects . I will try to find a more XO Friendly place for the projects in the future. In the next tutorial we will add levels, scoring, and other features to this game.

The OLPC XO friendly version of this Tutorial is available here.

You can download this tutorial here.

E-Toys Tutorial #10 – Our First Game

May 16, 2009 at 10:55 | Posted in OLPC, Tutorials/Howtos, Vod/Pod casts, XO | Comments Off
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Finally it is quiet enough to record again.

In this tutorial we look at a simple game I put together. We examine the various players and their scripts to see how it all goes together. Topics covered in this tutorial include Variables, Siblings, Debugging and more.

The Video can be downloaded here

The OLPC XO on-line playable version is here

You can download the E-Toys Project for this tutorial here. This and other projects will be available in my E-Toys Tutorials Drop (not OLPC friendly). If people have a suggestion for a more OLPC friendly hosting site for the E-Toys Projects related to these tutorials please let me know.

Enjoy!!

E-toys tutorials delay…

May 5, 2009 at 12:27 | Posted in Life, OLPC, Tutorials/Howtos, XO | Comments Off
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I apologies for the current delay in getting the next E-Toys Tutorial out. The problem is that there is some rather noisy construction going on  and it would be picked up when I tried to record the tutorials. I will get them out as quickly as possible.

E-Toys Tutorial #9 – Advanced Scripting

April 27, 2009 at 13:49 | Posted in OLPC, Tutorials/Howtos, Vod/Pod casts, XO | Comments Off
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In this tutorial I cover some more advanced scripting techniques. In particular how to start and stop scripts in one player from another player.

Enjoy

OLPC XO playable Version: here

You can download the video here or at the Internet archive

E-Toys Tutorial #8 – Getting Control

April 23, 2009 at 14:35 | Posted in OLPC, Tutorials/Howtos, Vod/Pod casts, XO | Comments Off
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In this tutorial I discuss controlling objects with the keyboard, the E-toys joystick and with other objects. I also briefly cover how to have two objects move together.

Enjoy!

The OLPC XO viewable version of this tutorial is: Here

You can Download a copy: Here or Here

E-Toys Tutorial #7 – Animation with holders

April 12, 2009 at 18:14 | Posted in OLPC, Tutorials/Howtos, Vod/Pod casts, XO | Comments Off
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This is the seventh in my series of tutorials on E-Toys by SqueakLand.org. In this tutorial I will discuss doing animation of your “players” by using “holders”.

Enjoy

This Tutorial is OLPC XO viewable here

You can download this tutorial here

E-Toys Tutorial #6 – Getting things Moving

March 27, 2009 at 15:12 | Posted in OLPC, Tutorials/Howtos, Vod/Pod casts, XO | 1 Comment
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This is the sixth in my series of tutorials on E-Toys by SqueakLand.org . In this tutorial we will create an E-Toys implimentation of the classic “Lines” program. To do this we will use a user created player, a duplicate, a connector and the scripting needed to get it all moving.

Enjoy

This Video Tutorial is OLPC XO viewable here

You Can Download this Tutorial here

E-Toys Tutorial #4 – Basic Supplies

March 15, 2009 at 16:49 | Posted in OLPC, Tutorials/Howtos, Vod/Pod casts, XO | Comments Off
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This is the fourth in my series of tutorials on SqueakLand.org‘s E-Toys. In this tutorial I take a quick look at the various things in the Supplies drawer.

These videos are available in XO playable format on archive.org

These tutorials are also OLPC playable at Blip.tv just change the format (under where the video would be) to “source — ogg theora/vorbis” and they will play fine on the XO

Enjoy

E-Toys Tutorial #3 – Very Basic Scripting

March 12, 2009 at 18:26 | Posted in OLPC, Tutorials/Howtos, Vod/Pod casts, XO | Comments Off
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This is the third is a series of tutorials I’m making on E-Toys by Squeakland.org. This tutorial covers a very basic introduction to creating scripts for your “Players”.

Enjoy!!

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