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In this guide we'll delve into the popular programming language Scratch

Scratch is a block-based language geared for beginners that lets you create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art.

Scratch is easy to use and requires no prior coding experience!

First we'll do a walkthrough of the basics.

Next we'll cover the updates in the 3rd and newest edition of the language which was released January 2, 2019.

Lastly we'll do some digital painting inside Scratch using a Circuit Playground Express as our "paintbrush" and "palette". See below!

Adafruit Parts

1 x Circuit Playground Express (CPX)
Circuit Playground Express is a great introduction to electronics and programming
1 x USB cable
USB A to Micro-B (Plugs into computer to program the CPX)


1 x Adafruit Circuit Playground Express Enclosure
A plastic case for the Circuit Playground Express that makes it look pretty.

This guide was first published on Jan 18, 2019. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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