Logo is a programming language developed in the 1960s for educational purposes. Or, as some have said, “Logo is a programming language plus a philosophy of education”. It is based on the assumption that children can learn to program from a very young age.
We’ve been involved with Logo since the mid 1980s, and we’re proud to say that it has been used by tens of millions of kids around the world. Chances are, if you were a 4th-grader in the late 1980s and had computers at your school, you’ve played with Logo.
Its best-known feature is the “turtle”, an on-screen cursor (usually depicted as a turtle or triangle) which can be given movement and drawing instructions, and which allows for immediate visual feedback and debugging, making the programmed production of line graphics rather intuitive.
For more information on Logo:
This is something of a hobby research project we have been developing with a few friends, including Robbie Berg (Wellesley College Physics).
It is an easily programmable and inexpensive electronic construction kit aiming to make the design of electronic inventions more creative and playful. What we call the LogoChip is the basic building block: an easily programmable and inexpensive microcontroller. It is currently in use in a few dozen schools.
For more info on the LogoChip: http://www.wellesley.edu/Physics/Rberg/logochip/