Sunday, October 24, 2021
Coding Education STEM

Program to care for a pet (Scratch)

Hello, and welcome back. Today, A fun program to introduce kids/beginners to understand logic and loops while taking care of a pet fish 🙂 Easy to code and easy to play. Code is commented with explanation. Check it out here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/282372671/ Enjoy! Challenge: I intentionally kept the core code simple and uncomplicated. However, if you grasp the […]

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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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