The Scratch programming environment is very popular with kids. Using the Arduino, we can introduce accelerometer control so your games can react to the tilting of the accelerometer.

I covered the basics in the instructable below:

For people comfortable with Arduino and Python, I covered the use of an accelerometer to control a flight simulator in the following Instructable:

Let's Get Started

If you haven't done it already, follow the instructions on this linked page http://goo.gl/4pU2h to download and install :

1.  S4A ( Scratch 4 Arduino) and

2. the Firmware for Arduino to talk to S4A

Step 1: You Will Need

You will need:

* An Arduino
* An Accelerometer (e.g. http://goo.gl/ZddGy )
* A prototyping system or breadboard to wire the Accelerometer to the Arduino (e.g. http://goo.gl/1E1iI)

<p>Thanks man! I think Scratch for Arduino is a great way to introduce object programming with real-world controls.</p>
Great! Don't know why there is not more interest here for this programming environment. I like it!

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