Draw snowflakes with code using Python Turtle. This is great fun and a great way to start learning how to code with Python. In this resource you will learn how to use a sequence of instructions to make shapes, how to use loops to repeat instructions, and how to store information in variables.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
A Raspberry Pi with an SD card loaded with Raspbian
How to draw with Python Turtle
How to turn with Python Turtle
Using loops to create shapes
Creating spiral patterns
Changing the pen colour randomly
Using a function to draw a snowflake
(Optional) Final version of Python code snowflake.py
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