Raspberry Pi for Kids: Get Started Making Software with Scratch - dummies

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Get Started Making Software with Scratch

By Richard Wentk

Your Raspberry Pi can do lots of neat tricks. You’ve decided to use your Pi to make software with scratch. Good choice! Here’s what you need to know to get going:

  • Do you understand how code is made of a list of lots of very simple computer instructions?

  • Do you know what a sprite is in Scratch?

  • Do you understand how blocks in Scratch are made of instructions?

  • Do you know how to clip and unclip blocks to make instruction lists?

  • Do you know how to move and turn a sprite?

  • Do you know how to repeat lists of blocks without copying them?

  • Do you know what a variable is?

  • Do you know how to use blocks to do simple math?

  • Do you know how to use blocks to make tests and decisions?

  • Do you understand the difference between variables that work with one sprite and variables that can work with all sprites?

  • Can you imagine something awesome and make a script to make it happen?