Physics Gizmo is updated to version 2.2

Physics Gizmo is updated to version 2.2 for phones running Gingerbread, Honeycomb, or Ice Cream Sandwich.

If you are running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android version 4.0), this update brings with it a visual refresh in alignment with the new look and feel.

For everyone else, Physics Gizmo will no longer close if you choose not to turn on Bluetooth. This is a bug I have wanted to resolve for a while, and I appreciate your patience.

Bluetooth is necessary to connect two phones as a photogate (video), but if you don't turn on Bluetooth the other sensors work just fine.

Thanks to everyone who uses and tells others about Physics Gizmo. Please let me know your comments, feedback, and requests and I would appreciate it if you leave positive feedback/rating in Google Play.

See the original Physics Gizmo post for more background and information about the app.

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Education On Air Robotics Session

We had a blast presenting at the inaugural Google Education on Air Conference. There were so many great sessions I found it difficult to leave one to check out another.

The session I hosted was entitled, Building Tomorrow's Innovators and Leaders with Robotics and it was great to see so many students, teachers, administrators, and parents turn up to learn or share their experiences on how robotics has impacted their lives.

Watch the session at the conference page or below, you can check out all of the Education on Air sessions at the Google in Education YouTube page.

The best part is Hangouts On Air, the ability to record your hangout and invite an unlimited number of people to watch is now available for anyone so now you can host your very own conference (or un-conference) without needing to leave your home.

If you are interested in starting a robotics team or finding out more, you can check out the comments from the conference but I have pasted many of them below.

Teams represented in the hangout
MorTorq - Team 1515,  Mentor: Eileen Kahn
The Holy Cows - Team 1538, Mentor: David Berggren
Robokong - Team 2493, Mentor: Richard Sisk

Team Resources - A great place to get started

Robotics Competitions
FIRST - First Lego League, First Tech Challenge, First Robotics Competition

Videos to Share
FLL Games - 19 sec
FTC Games - 53 sec

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