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However, if you can access the Scratch website but you are unable to run any of the projects, you may need to download andinstall the Adobe Flash Player .

Screen size requirements

Quite a lot of space is needed for all of the items in the project development screen . You probably need to have your browser set to full screen on a 1024 x 768 monitor in order to see everything without the requirement to deal withhorizontal and vertical scroll bars on the edges of the browser window.

For a 1024 x 768 monitor, you also need to click the little triangle immediately below and to the right of the stage to reduce the size of the stageand free up more space for other items.

Create a new project

Click the Create link at the top of the main Scratch web page to begin creating a new project. When you do, the Step-by-Step Intro pane shown in Image 1 will probably appear on the right side of your browser window.

(If the Step-by-Step Intro pane doesn't appear automatically, click the question mark on the far right side ofthe browser window to cause it or the Tips pane shown in Image 2 to appear. If the Tips pane appears, select the Step-by-Step Intro link beneath the Getting Started label to get back to the pane shown in Image 1 .)

Image 1. step-by-step intro.

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Image 1. Step-by-Step Intro.

Follow the steps

Follow the steps provided on the Step-by-Step Intro pane to create your first Scratch 2.0 project.

Examine the Tips

When you have completed your first project, click the Tips link at the top left of Image 1 to expose the Tips pane shown in Image 2 . The links on the Tips pane will take you to a wealth of information regarding the use of Scratch 2.0.

When you are finished with the Tips pane, click the X-button in the upper-right corner of Image 2 to dismiss it. You can get it back by clicking the question mark that will appear on the right edge of the browserwindow.

Image 2. the tips pane.

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Image 2. The Tips pane.

View the tutorials

There are many tutorials scattered throughout the web explaining various aspects of programming with Scratch v1.4. Those tutorials are still usefulbecause most of what you do to create Scratch projects hasn't changed with the release of Scratch 2.0.

Once you are comfortable with the material that you can reach from the links shown in Image 1 and Image 2 , I recommend that you viewevery Scratch tutorial that you can find beginning with the tutorials at (External Link) .

I have listed several tutorials in Resources . Some are pretty good and some are not so good, but regardless, it would probably be useful for you towork through them all if you have the time available.

I also recommend that you run and pay particular attention to the Scratch explanatory video from MIT.

Will concentrate on the fundamentals

I doubt that you will find many (or any) Scratch tutorials that cover the fundamental programming concepts that I plan to cover in these modules. Most of the available Scratch tutorials tend to ignore the fundamentals and jump immediatelyinto the higher-level features of Scratch such as playing music or viewing an image through a fisheye lens. That's not all bad. It is thosefeatures that are most likely to keep today's students engaged long enough for them to learnthe fundamentals and go on to bigger and better things.

Questions & Answers

Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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