Create fun computer games using Scratch on the Raspberry Pi: make a game with animated cartoon characters, build a drum machine, make 3D mazes and stop motion films, use the ScratchJr app, and more!
Publication: August 12th, 2016
About the book
Millions of children and young people worldwide are using Scratch to make their own games and animations.
Following on from the success of Scratch Programming in easy steps, Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps gives you great ideas to create computer games and other projects that’ll impress your friends and family – and you’ll have endless fun creating and playing them! The book provides step-by-step instructions for building projects that show off some of the cool things you can do with Scratch.
It starts with two simple projects to get you started. Find out how to:
- Make a game with animated cartoon characters
- Build a drum machine and make random music
- Use anaglyph glasses for 3D effects and 3D Art
- Design amazing mazes in a 3D environment
- Create your own stop motion films
- Use the ScratchJr app to create games and interactive stories anywhere using your iPad or Android tablet
Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps has projects for Scratch 2.0 on a PC/Mac and Scratch 1.4 on the Raspberry Pi, and includes a Raspberry Pi Camera Module project. Each project includes suggestions for customizing it, so you can make it your own!
Check out some of the fantastic game videos here! Maze Maker and Circuit Breaker, Gribbet! and Pipeline Defender - all part of the Neat Stuff from Cool Scratch projects in easy steps! Which will be your favourite?
To view the videos, 3D previews and to download examples and resources mentioned in the book, visit the Free Resources page.
If you lose or damage your 3D glasses, replacement pairs can be purchased from our online shop
Table of Contents:
- Magic Mirror
- Drum Machine
- 12 Angry Aliens
- 3D Artist
- Space Mine 3D
- Maze Maker and Circuit Breaker
- 3D Maze Explorer
- 3D Maze Explorer: Finishing touches
- Sprites, Cameras, Action!
- Super Wheelie in ScratchJr
- Five shorties
About the author
Sean McManus writes inspiring books about business and technology. His books include Scratch Programming in easy steps and Web Design in easy steps and he has written for magazines including The MagPi, Raspberry Pi Geek, and Internet Magazine. Sean is also a Code Club volunteer.
A great review of the book from www.techagekids.com!
Review from an Amazon customer, November 2017: "Fantastic book! Our 9-year-old hasn’t put it down since it arrived. Simple to follow instructions. We skipped the first book and went straight to this one. Our son has managed to follow it and is really enjoying it."
Also, check out the Cool Scratch Projects 5 Star review from I Programmer!
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