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PicoBoard & Scratch Resources

Best sites & resources around using Scratch and the SparkFun PicoBoard
Scratch User Guide: Connecting & Using a PicoBoard with Scratch
Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. Here's how. Imagine how amusing it would be if an animated Scratch version of yourself danced on the computer screen when you turned off the lights in your room, but stopped as soon as you flicked the lights back on.
The PicoBoard Getting Started
The PicoBoard is a new toy developed by the Playful Invention Company (founded by Mitch Resnick et al.). Designed for use with Scratch, the PicoBoard contains sound and light sensors that allow Scratch programs to sense and respond to physical stimulae. Here's the product description from the company website:
Scratch Projects,Tutorials, and Books by Michael Badger
Picoboards are a great way to extend Scratch's interactivity and to stimulate Scratch projects. The Picobard can measure resistance, light, sound, button clicks, and slider position and communicate those values to Scratch for use in our computer programs. In chapter 10 of Scratch 1.4: Beginner's Guide, I walk through programming examples for each Picoboard function.
Pinwheel Magic: Take a Spin with Animation
Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. Here's how. Difficulty Time Required Long (2-4 weeks) Prerequisites You must have access to a computer with an Internet connection. Material Availability You must purchase a PicoBoard.
Playful Programming and Cool Code: From Tech User to Tech Creator
A move is on in the worlds of tech and education, a push to show students that learning to code is important, fun, and maybe not as hard as they think! Exploring code is easier today than ever, and even students who may not be thinking yet about career paths stand to gain valuable thinking and reasoning skills from learning, practicing, and using fundamental programming skills.
Create Your Own Chemistry Color-analysis Tools
Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. Here's how. Difficulty Time Required Long (2-4 weeks) Prerequisites A course in chemistry is a prerequisite. Some familiarity with electronics would be helpful, but is not required.
Scratch Lessons: PicoBoard
Scratch Resources Scratch Overview Scratch at MIT Download Windows Scratch Download Mac Scratch Pico Board Resources Pico Board Drivers Pico Board Purchase from SparkFun Pico Board Resource Cards Flying Game and Introduction to Pico Controls Lesson 01: Setting up the COM Port on Scratch and PicoBoard and using Slider Sensor