PacktLib: Scratch 1.4: Beginner’s Guide

Scratch 1.4 Beginner's Guide

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewer

Preface

Welcome to Scratch!

What is Scratch?

Programming concepts

Scratch anatomy

Learning Scratch

Summary

Installation

Install Scratch

Confirm Java install

Customize your Scratch installation

Redistribute Scratch freely

Summary

Start Scratching

The interface at a glance

Set the cat in motion

Add sprites to the stage

Time for action – spin sprite spin

Sometimes we need inspiration

Browse the Scratch community

Summary

Graphics and Slideshows

Happy birthday wishes

Time for action – give me an "M"

Time for action – give me another "M"

Time for action – set first M straight

Time for action – give mom flowers

Build a photo slideshow

Summary

Storytelling

Barnyard humor

Summary

Arcade Games

Troll pong

Summary

Games of Fortune

Fortune-teller

Do you have a question?

Summary

Math and Finance

Double it or lump sum?

Time for action – draw the x and y axis of the grid

Time for action – label newAmount

Time for action – calculate interest on lump sum

Next steps

Summary

Share!

Share with the Scratch community

Host your Scratch projects

Summary

Real-world stimuli

Import webcam pictures

PicoBoard—what is it?

Install the PicoBoard

Capture sound input

Click for the next slide

Step into the light, please

Control motion with the slider

Create circuits

Watch all sensor values

LEGO WeDo support

Summary

Scratch Resources

Index