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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Taking It Further with Scratch

In this chapter, we’ve covered many fundamental concepts that are used in programming, including loops, operators, and variables. You’ve seen how you can use Scratch to design your own games, where sprites interact with each other and respond to the player’s control. You can do lots of things to customize this game. Draw your own sprites. Change the speed of the aliens each time they’re shot, or the way they move. But your next real adventure is to use Scratch and the skills learned in this chapter, perhaps with some of the other blocks we haven’t had room for, to make your very own game.

To find out more about Scratch, and find games and animations others have made, visit the website at http://scratch.mit.edu . You can also share your own work there and get feedback from other Scratch fans.

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