Friday, July 13, 2012

Scratch on the Raspi

No new learning today but I added one to yesterday when I brought the Raspberry Pi over to some friends' house for what was supposed to be a dinner invitation but turned into a programming workshop when their two boys, 10 and 14, got it hooked up to their TV. They had never seen Scratch before but the 10 year old, who had already been saying he wants to be a game designer, had that little cat moving all over in response to keystroke in no time despite some resolution issues that made scratch really hard to navigate. For the older boy it sparked an interest in what he could do with text based commands on his MacBook and in no time was compiling Applescripts that did fun stuff with his browser.

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