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Moving Sprites in Scratch

Here in MAKESHOP, our go-to programming environment is Scratch, developed by MIT. Here are some basics. This post will delve more deeply into how a character or object on the screen (sprite) can be made to move in Scratch. Below are three ways to do it. Each of these programs has only one sprite, so it should be straightforward to see how these are working.   In the first example, the helicopter moves up, down,
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What is an Armature?

An armature is like a skeleton (sometimes made out of wire) that can be bent and held into certain positions. As a movable sculpture it can be used to make stop-motion animations. Guest Maker Anisha Deshmane visited MAKESHOP on August 16th to explore the process of making armatures with our visitors. We used steel wire and pipe cleaners to make the skeletons and cotton stuffing and colored masking tape to give the sk
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