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CleoQc
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Stretch + Scratch 2 + Sense HAT

Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:50 pm

I am giving a workshop with Sense Hat in about a month. I was thrilled to see it is now supported in the on-board Scratch 2 but it's severely limited!

It used to be that we could display a sprite onto the SenseHat pixel, if that sprite was small enough. Now, are the kids expected to use one block per pixel to draw their pet?

I know, Pixel Pet was planned for Python but I've been using it Scratch quite successfully. Looks like it won't make it to Scratch 2.0

Are there any plans in better supporting the Sense Hat?
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Re: Stretch + Scratch 2 + Sense HAT

Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:32 am

Hello,
think that the 'sprite to led' function in scratch1.4 is possible because gpioserver is tightly coupled with scratch. In scratch2, the extension system does not have access to sprite pixels.
If you need this function, use scratch1.4 which is still available (and I hope it will not be discontinued).
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Gerhard

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CleoQc
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Re: Stretch + Scratch 2 + Sense HAT

Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:11 pm

thanks @ghp

Not quite the answer I wanted to hear, but I guess I'll have to live with it. So an extension does not have access to sprites? That's too bad. I hate working with 1.4 because the kids I have are still struggling with keyboard skills.
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