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The purpose of this module is to highlight a few Scratch projects.

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Scratch 2.0 (released May 9, 2013) is the second major version of Scratch to be released during the life of the product. Among other things, it features a redesigned editor andwebsite, and allows you to edit projects directly from your web browser.

This module (tutorial) is one in a collection of modules designed to help beginners of all ages (8 and up) learn how to create the code for computer programs using Scratch 2.0 . Information is provided not only for the beginners themselves but also for theirparents and teachers where appropriate.

The purpose of this module is to highlight a few Scratch projects.

Viewing tip

I recommend that you open another copy of this module in a separate browser window and use the following links to easily find and view the imageswhile you are reading about them.


  • Image A . Screen shot from FireWorks .
  • Image B . Screen shot from StarDoors01.
  • Image C . Screen shot from Perspective03.

Discussion and sample projects

Fireworks by cloning

One of the very interesting new features of Scratch 2.0 is cloning. You will find some instructions for using this feature at Clone Blocks . According to the material on that web page, the use of clone blocks:

Creates a clone of the specified sprite. (The clone is a duplicate that only lasts while the project is running.)

Image A shows a screen shot of a project named FireWorks by Illusionist .

Image a. screen shot from fireworks.

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Image A. Screen shot from FireWorks.

This screen shot doesn't begin to do justice to this project. Click here to run the project online. Press the spacebar to fire a single rocket. Hold the spacebar down for agrand finale.

You may notice that I remixed this project. However, I made no changes to the original project by Illusionist . My purpose in remixing the project under my user name was simply to ensure thatthe project will continue to be available in its current form. In the past, some of the Scratch projects that I have referred to have later been removed from theScratch website resulting in broken links in my documents.


Click here to run the project named StarDoors01 by dbal . A screen shot from the project is shown in Image B .

Image b. screen shot from stardoors01.

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Image B. Screen shot from StarDoors01.

While the screen shot in Image B isn't all that impressive, the project illustrates several important Scratch programming concepts including frameanimation, scaling, communication among sprites, etc.


Click here to run the project named Perspective03 by dbal . A screen shot of the project is shown in Image C .

Image c. screen shot from perspective03.

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Image C. Screen shot from Perspective03.

This project continues the theme of frame animation. In this case, however, there is also the illusion of perspective. The animated sprite follows the mouse andappears to move further away from the viewer as it approaches the horizon.

Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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