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 Scratch is an object-oriented programming interface that uses blocks as scripts. In this Instructable, I will teach you the basic elements of Scratch. For more information, to view uploaded Scratch projects, and to download the latest version of Scratch, visit scratch.mit.edu.

Step 1: Area overview

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 Scratch has a few main areas. The first area is the palette. The second is where you drag scripting blocs and edit everything. The third area is the stage, where you view the action. In the fourth area, you select a sprite to work on and view basic information. The top area holds menus and toolbars.
cgrrty1 year ago
I remember Scratch can control peripherals .Is that so?
OMG! i used scratch at an exchange with my school and there was this girl who explaned it all is that u????
btw awesome ible
Nicely done. I started programming with this program, and by having the gift to wonder, I somehow upgraded to C++. I hope this happens to you because you have a advanced understanding of scratch
timothymh (author)  VoltageMANIAC3 years ago
Thanks, VoltageMANIAC! I plan to learn Objective-C as well as many other languages, but at the moment I don't have time. Right now the most advanced languages I know are Quartz, HTML, CSS, and a bit of AppleScript. I actually haven't even opened Scratch in about three years. xD
I've started out like you. To make programming in the future easy, I suggest learning HTML, CSS, Javascript, and just a very tiny portion of PHP. If you had a windows, I would also suggest batch programming (its technically not a programming language, it opens up command prompt, which is like terminal but for windows). For learning a lot of languages, I would suggest getting a windows. For now, I think your better off with Java
timothymh (author)  VoltageMANIAC3 years ago
As a matter of fact, I dislike Windows very strongly. I'm more interested in graphic design work (Photoshop, typography, etc.), but I'll keep your language recommendations in mind. :) Thanks again!
siderits4 years ago
Nicely done.
timothymh (author)  siderits4 years ago
Thank you very much!