Jan 16, 2009

Interactive Physics: Algodoo, the educational version of Phun, optimized for the Classmate PC

Via Kenneth, Emil, and Fredrik, of Alogryx:

Algoryx, a software company, has announced an educational version of Phun Physics, called "Algodoo". It is on display Classmate PC at BETT 2009 in London this week (January 14-17).

"Algodoo is a 2D-simulation environment for creating interactive scenes in a playful, cartoony manner, making use of the physics that we use to explain our real world. Algodoo is designed to encourage young people’s own creativity, ability and motivation to construct knowledge. The synergy of science and art makes Algodoo as educational as it is entertaining. Algodoo applies a constructionistic learning paradigm - learning by designing, constructing and exploring physical systems."

"Algodoo has been optimized for the Intel-powered convertible classmate PC and makes innovative use of many of its features including the webcam for creating physical models from live photos, the touch screen and digital pen input for drawing objects, and the accelerometer for virtual experiments and very direct interaction with the physical simulation. We are quite amazed by the performance, features and look and feel of this little notebook. Learn more about it here: http://www.classmatepc.com/"

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The origional version, Phun, continues to be available for free, for non-commercial use. It can be downloaded from the Phunland wiki.

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