I put together a simple extension that allows you to program the littleBits Arduino bit using Scratch 2.0!
If you’re not sure what Scratch is, here is a description from scratch.mit.edu
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
Install the Scratch Browser Plugin
Windows & Mac only. Sorry Linux users, I feel your pain
Attach a power bit to the Arduino bit
Connect the Arduino bit to the computer via USB cable
Turn on the power bit
Download the Scratch 2.0 Base Project
Create a new Scratch 2.0 project, click the
Filemenu, then click
Upload from your computer
Choose the littleBits_Base_Project.sb2 you downloaded in step 5
Now you can access the littleBit blocks in the “More Blocks” tab
General overview Installation method no longer valid. Refer to the instructions above. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnfzcF-vIHw
Detailed setup and basic usage guide Installation method no longer valid. Refer to the instructions above. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr9nIpmaTtk
Simple example project - Windmill Simulation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-apSTKW3jE
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