Scratch is the world-leading visual programming language, created by the boffins at MIT. It’s designed to help kids of all ages learn about computer science within minutes. We think it’s rather cool, and it’s been a core part of Raspberry Pi’s software offering since day one for very obvious reasons.
We’ve been working for a while now to dedicate a new Essentials book to it, and we’re ultra-chuffed to let you know that it’s out now!
The book, which you can download as a free PDF, includes chapters built from some of the excellent articles we’ve featured in the magazine, the amazing learning resources from Raspberry Pi, and even the outstanding material created by our chums at Code Club.
It features 13 jam-packed chapters that help you:
- Master the different block types
- Create animations and add interactive elements
- Build your first games and applications
- Make and control electronic circuits
- Understand every block
- and much, much more!
With our help, we think you’ll find that Scratch isn’t just a great way to learn to program, but lots of fun too!
Excuse us – we’re off to celebrate!
Learn to Code with Scratch is freely licensed under Creative Commons (BY-SA-NC 3.0). You can download the PDF free now and forever, but buying digitally supports the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s charitable mission to democratise computing and educate kids all over the world.