You never know what will happen next in life. One lazy afternoon, when I was enjoying my afternoon tea, two funny yellow birds showed up at my door. They introduced themselves as Tweet and Mini Tweet. I guess they are twins, but one is much much bigger than the other. They came with questions, and, boys, did I have the answer!
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Have you heard of Scratch? No, not what you do to your itch, but Scratch from MIT the famous school for the curiously brainy people? If you have not heard, seen, or played with Scratch, then you’ve been missing out. Because it is a lot of FUN!!!
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In Lesson 1, we created a sprite and also create four costumes: “front”, “back”, “facing left”, and “facing right”.
In this lesson, we will make our sprite dance, and dance to the beat.
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In this lesson 2, we make our sprite dance. In lesson 3, I will show you how to make him dance to the beat. And not just to the beat but to the Hip-Pop beat!
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In this lesson 3, we make our sprite dance. In lesson 4, I will show you how to make him dance to the beat. And not just to the beat but to the Hip-Pop beat! (Note: the video below used Scratch 1.4. For instruction with Scratch 2.0, please read the article)
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In this lesson, I will show you how to make sprites move to certain locations on the Stage. The Scratch Stage uses X-Y Coordinate System that looks as follow:
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In this lesson, I will show you how to create a tune using Scratch’s Sound Tool Kit. Then I will also show you how to use Audacity to create a Scratch sound clip from a MP3 or WAV file.
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In this lesson, we will modify a sample game named “Pong”. We will add score, levels, and more balls to the game.
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In this lesson, we will create a Cartoon Animation. We will first create a story line. Based on the story line, we will create sprites and scenes, and finally add scripts to put together the story.
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In Part II, I will show you how to add scene transition to your animation using broadcast message and “wait” control blocks.
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