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We are happy to present a new release of Amici, version 0019n!
It’s renewed in several ways:
- conceptually: There’s a new way of creating (most) actuator and sensor commands: E.g., you switch an actuator “on” by combining the actuator block with the on-block, or for creating conditionals, combine the if-block with the sensor-block. You can assign sensor values to variables (using the variable block with the sensor block) and reuse them later (including using operands there, see the image below for an example).
- visually: Blocks have become more “transparent”, i.e. displaying pin numbers and sensor/actuator icons. Furthermore, block colours have been adjusted to make more sense.
- internally: Amici 0019n has been re-merged with the latest Arduino (0019) release, so it should be more stable than our previous releases (increasing compatibility e.g. with Windows 7).
Please note that this release is still kind of beta, so some (rather visual) issues still need to be improved.
Amici 0019n is availabe in English and German, both for Mac and Windows:
If you would like to contribute to another language version (e.g., by adopting the previous Spanish, French or Portugue translations to the new release), please contact us!
We are happy to announce that the EduWear kit is now available for purchase from the Watterott online shop!
The EduWear kit consists of a small suitcase containing LilyPad Arduino components, tilt sensors, a vibration motor, resistors, a multimeter and additional material like a sewing kit and conductive fabric — basically everything you need to get started with our own smart textiles projects.