With the Raspberry Pi 4, you can now program in the latest version of Scratch, a popular programming language for beginners. Additionally you can use the new Scratch Raspberry Pi extensions to interact with Scratch in a more physical way.
This guide will go through how to set up the Raspberry Pi 4 to program with Scratch 3. Additionally, we will run through a demo showcasing some of the possibilities that this dynamic combo of a powerful microprocessor and intuitive, easy to learn programming language allows.
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!
Here's what you'll need to get started
1) Raspberry Pi 4 with your choice of RAM (any will do just fine!)
2) Pi power supply
You can use any display with an HDMI input.
We also have some options:
4) Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable
5) Keyboard and mouse
6) 16GB Micro SD card w/ Noobs
7) 1K ohm resistors
8) Female to male jumper wires