Fisher-Price Code-a-pillar

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  1. djsfantasi

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  3. GopherT

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    Thanks for sharing - that is cool as an idea. Likely only cool as a toy with a couple expansion packs .
     
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    :eek: Wow! ... this sort of thing makes me feel that I was born about 50 years too early! :confused::)
     
  5. djsfantasi

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    In the late 60's or early 70's, the MIT AI lab used to have a "turtle" roaming the halls. It was like a frisbee with four wheels. Onboard was a wireless receiver and electronics to interpret Logo commands.

    Logo, for those who don't remember, was a language used for education that consisted of simple commands to move a turtle or cursor. Move up, down, left, or right. There were pen commands, which when used would draw a line where the turtle moved. Pen up and down. Look it up on Wikipedia.

    This Code-a-pilar is evocative of Seymour Paperts turtles that roamed the MIT halls.
     
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