Scratch is a free visual programming language and online community where anyone can create their own stories, games, and animations. Want to get started with Scratch? Here’s more from Scratch in Practice:
The Scratch Ideas page is a great place to begin! This page offers a variety of tutorials, guides, coding cards, and projects for kids, families, and educators to start creating with Scratch.
Did you know that Scratch is available in more than 70 languages? To change languages on the Scratch website, click the drop down menu at the bottom of the page. Or, in the Project Editor, click the 🌐 globe icon at the top of the page. Related resources and 💡 tutorials will also be made available in your selected language if they have been translated.
Explore the what, why, and how of creative learning with a community of educators, designers, parents, and learners in Learning Creative Learning, an online course organized by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group — the group who created Scratch — at the MIT Media Lab. The weekly workshops will introduce the creative learning ethos found on the Scratch platform and share ideas for using Scratch through a creative learning approach.
Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.