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How to build 3 types of Events & Actions using Scratch

March 14, 2020

One of the key skills necessary when building projects is introducing events and actions. One of the most popular types of events is collisions. There are times when you want the character to have a certain behavior when it collides into another character, other times you want the character’s behavior to be based on an interaction with a specific color and other times you want behavior to be ba...


How to build video game coin animations in Scratch

February 15, 2020

For those who grew up playing video games, there are key elements of gaming that you may not often consider - coin animations. The movement and the sounds associated with activity in a video game is an important part of the user experience. In this tutorial, we will go through how to create different coin animations using Scratch. Estimated tutorial time: 60-75 minutes.Below is a preview of the...


How to build 3 types of character controls using Scratch

September 22, 2019

One of the key skills necessary when building projects is using the right type of controls for the character. There are times when you want the character to be controlled by the keyboard, other times you want the character’s movement to be automatic and other times you want a character to be based on how the mouse moves.In this tutorial, we will go through how to create the different character ...