's Blog – April 2009 Archive (3)

So, I need a little help with the idea of "gravity" in Scratch.

We've accomplished quite a few things with the idea of "sensing", that is sensing when one color is and is not on top of another color. But, this approach is a little buggy and I decided perhaps we should set up "gravity" as a variable. I thought, naively enough that if "gravity" was set as 0, I could program things that were greater than zero to "fall" to zero gravity. It's not working so far. Just cannot completely wrap my head around it. Any suggestions?

Just trying to help user… Continue

Added by on April 29, 2009 at 1:11pm — 5 Comments

The Youth Survey Worked!

We had another rather successful Open Lab here in Memphis today. We were expecting our regular crowd, but nearly half of our attendees were new. The regulars began the session by trying out the Youth Survey, which hadn't worked for us before. Today the survey was a success.

The noobs started out playing around on Scratch, getting a feel for the projects already posted and the social aspects of ScratchR. Then I started introducing the program to them. Before long they were making some… Continue

Added by on April 28, 2009 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Open Lab today here in Memphis.

We had another successful Open Lab today in Memphis. Only five of our regulars participated, and everyone spent a lot of time enjoying different Featured Projects on the Scratch website. A few worked on extended projects/games that they have been developing for a while.

All in all, it was a laid back and fun session.
Hillary Pesson

Added by on April 14, 2009 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

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