Start here

Welcome to our Scratch site. 

New and younger members of CoderDojo Bray usually start with Scratch before moving to HTML, JavaScript, App Inventor, Python, Raspberry Pi and Robotics.

Software

You can download Scratch 2 (offline version - ideal for our sessions) here.  Follow steps 1 and 2 on the download page.  Optionally, grab the MIT-authored Getting Started guide from here and build a few of the projects.

Sushi Cards: your path to learning and recognition

Use the laminated cards we hand out in the Dojo, also available in our Dropbox folder.  Finish and save all the projects and demo them to a mentor - be ready to answer a few quick questions.  Once we have seen your games and checked that they are finished, we will arrange to present you with a (beautifully) printed and electronic CoderDojo Scratch certificate.

See some of our projects

Scratch games cannot currently be played on phones, because they rely on Adobe Flash Player, which is unavailable on phones.  To see the many projects uploaded by our CoderDojo Bray coders, visit http://scratch.mit.edu/users/coderdojobray/projects/ using a computer.

Beyond Scratch: Advanced: Get a Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is a low cost computer that's ideal for young enthusiastic coders.  We have a Pi stream in the Bray Dojo and you can approach them anytime to find out more about the Pi and the potential.  You can continue to use Scratch on the Pi and you can also use HTML, Python, Javascript, Java and many other technologies - the Pi runs a version of Linux, a very powerful computer operating system that places few limits on what you can do.

Finally, here are a few snaps from a typical session in Bray: