Chapter 9

Introducing Programming with Scratch


check Starting Scratch

check Understanding the Scratch screen layout

check Positioning and resizing your sprite

check Making your sprite move

check Changing your sprite’s appearance

check Adding sounds and music

The Raspberry Pi was created partly to inspire the next generation of programmers, and Scratch is the perfect place to start. With it, you can make your own cartoons and games and discover some of the concepts that professional programmers use every day.

Scratch is designed to be approachable for people of all ages. The visual interface makes it easy to see what you can do at any time, without having to remember any strange codes, and you can rapidly achieve great results. Scratch comes with a library of images and sounds, so it takes only a few minutes to write your first Scratch program.

In this chapter, we introduce you to Scratch so that you can ...

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