Bi-weekly Scratch coding sessions. Each session we will build a game, solve a Scratch challenge, and answer viewer questions. We’ll cover a wide variety of types of game styles and learn to use some of the lesser-known Scratch coding blocks. Whether you are brand new to Scratch and programming or have worked with Scratch before, there should be something fun to learn.
Each session will be posted to our Coding YouTube channel.
March 30: We'll make a simulation game and explore using custom blocks to organize (and speed up) your code.
April 13: We'll make an arena game, use a Scratch extension to make music note by note, and make our own sounds for our games.
April 27: We'll make a version of Asteroids, focusing on how to make a spaceship rotate while drifting. As a challenge we'll look at different ways to handle the edge of the screen in our games.
May 11th: We'll make an interactive story, look at using the Pen extension for drawing, and draw a simple map.
May 25th: We'll look at customizing an existing game, responding to video input, and and tie them together so you can control the game by moving around in front of the camera.