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Mars Ingenuity in flight on Mars

Coding Activity: Control NASA’s Ingenuity With Your Own Code

What if you can control NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter?  You can with this simple coding activity built with your own code using Scratch and a cool Mars Ingenuity helo graphic. On April 19th, 2021 NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter took off from the surface of Mars for a short test flight.  This flight was done with programming code …

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Scratch Learn to Move

Scratch – Learning to Move (Part 1)

Scratch Tutorial – Learning to Move Part 1 Learning to Move (Part I) New to Scratch or “Block Coding”?  Watch our block coding overview here to see what we mean. If you are just starting off learning to code, try using Scratch.  Watch this video tutorial to see how simple it is to get a sprite …

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Scratch Get Moving Part 2

Scratch – Learning to Move (Part 2)

Scratch Tutorial – Learning to Move Part 2 Difficulty: Intro This is a continuation of having your sprite (aka the Scratch the Cat graphic) move across your scene. Notice there are other BLUE blocks under the MOTION category. Try them out.  Don’t worry YOU WON’T BREAK ANYTHING! Go Back to Part I NEXT:  Basic Loops …

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Scratch Using Basic Loops

Scratch – Basic Loops (Making something repeat)

Scratch Tutorial – Using Basic Loops (Repeat) Difficulty: Intro This tutorial demonstrates how you get an action or activity to repeat using a programming concept known as a loop.  Loops are great when you need something to happen over and over again. You can control how many times a loop will occur or you can …

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Scratch Costumes

Scratch – Working with sprites and costumes

Scratch Tutorial – Working with Costumes Difficulty: Intro In this tutorial you will begin to understand how your can change or manipulate sprites by editing costumes.    When you change a sprite color, modify the way it looks, or duplicate it you are working with a costume.  Basically, a costume is a variation of a …

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Scratch Sounds

Scratch – Working with the sound library

Scratch Tutorial – Working with Sounds Difficulty: Intro Sounds are an important part to any animation or game.  This tutorial lets you use sounds in your animation and have a little fun.  Scratch has a great library of sounds and loops that will make your work really interesting. Previous: Working with Sprites and Costumes Next: …

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Scratch Backgrounds

Scratch – Working with backgrounds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Scratch – Working with Backgrounds Difficulty: Intro As you work on your project, adding an interesting background is very important.  This tutorial goes over how to change your background.  Keep an eye out for further ways to customize a background in a later tutorial. Previous: Working with Sounds Next: Using Broadcast [message type=”custom” width=”100%” …

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Scratch Broadcast

Scratch – Using the broadcast block

Scratch Tutorial – Using Broadcast Difficulty: Intro and Intermediate Stepping into this tutorial takes you right to the edge of the ‘intro’ and begins to move you towards a more complex way of making your animation or game.  Broadcast is like yelling out something to tell someone to do something or maybe handing off a …

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