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October 7, 2015 AT 6:16 pm

Scratch for Raspberry Pi With Improved Speed & GPIO Support

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The Raspberry Pi blog announced the release of an updated version of Scratch for the Raspberry Pi with improved speed and support for the Pi GPIO.  Check out the blog post for all the details:

There are many excellent things to be found in last week’s release of Raspbian Jessie and we’ve been keeping one of the best ones tucked under our big Raspberry Pi-shaped hat. In the Programming menu on the desktop you’ll find a new version of Scratch, our favourite programming language for beginners.

Tim Rowledge, who has been “vigorously wrangling Scratch into shape over the last couple of years” (thanks Eben), tells us what’s new:

Along with the new Raspbian release we are including the latest Scratch system update. It might have seemed a bit quiet on the Scratch front since March, but lots has happened here in the rainforests of Vancouver Island. There are two primary changes you will notice:

  • a significant increase in speed
  • the addition of a built-in GPIO server.

A New Version of Scratch for Raspberry Pi: Now With Added GPIO


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