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World Population Simulation in Scratch

Welcome, for fun (or despair) we will write a program in Scratch to indicate real-time world population changes…increase or decrease. At the current rate, based on data, it’s growing…the net population is ever-increasing. However, this is a real-time world population simulation…simulation. The data is based on CIA World Factbook but the data are NOT connected […]

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Text-to-speech, Interactive Shopping List (in Scratch)

Welcome! Today, we’re going to try a program with a little more complexity and twists in Scratch.  In this program, I demonstrate the following tips/tricks: How to use a List control real-time How to get inputs from user and take action accordingly How to convert Text-to-speech How to read variables real-time from calculations and let […]

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Creating Custom Buttons Glyphs & Behavior (for touchscreens)

Howdy, today I continue the discussion on designing fun web applications using MIT’s Scratch platform.  In my earlier blog about Scratch piano playing game, I mentioned how Scratch apps that listen for keystrokes only won’t work on smartphones and touchscreen only devices and that Scratch platform does not support Buttons or touchscreen natively, so it […]

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Guitar practice: Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game – guitar intro

Howdy, here’s my guitar rendition of Wicked Game game Intro (raw!). This is one of the most beautiful, simple and fluid songs ever made, with really nothing complex on the guitar. Beauty is in its simplicity. It appears that the lead, and chords are all within Bm, A, and Emaj. Anyway, I’m playing it with […]

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