Using IO Boards for Scratch

I had no idea Scratch could be used to produce code for an Arduino board. That’s something I have to learn about. My six year old son will be interested!
The S4A website appears to be down right now but here are a few other resources to look over:

makingpi

Scratch is just great for teaching programming right up to about 14 years old.

The normal game projects can be extended by using interface boards.  The first board I like is the Pico board which can be shown in this video:

These can be obtained online from http://proto-pic.co.uk/picoboard/?gclid=CJryk6mI_LsCFSgTwwodbwcATw

S4A is a Scratch modification that supports simple programming of the Arduino open source hardware platform. It provides new blocks for managing sensors and actuators connected to Arduino. There is also a sensor report board similar to the PicoBoard.

It has been created to attract people to the programming world. The goal is also to provide a high level interface to Arduino programmers with functionalities such as interacting with a set of boards through user events.

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The best guys for Arduino and Scratch are http://scratch-io.wikispaces.com/

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