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!!!
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.
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:
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.
In this lesson, we will modify a sample game named “Pong”. We will add score, levels, and more balls to the game.
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.
In Part II, I will show you how to add scene transition to your animation using broadcast message and “wait” control blocks.
In lesson 7, we took a look at an existing sample game, The Pong Game, and we also had made changes to this game to make it more interesting. In lesson 10 through 14, I will cover what you need to learn to make a mini Super Mario game.