Scratch 2.0 is now available as an offline app for the Raspberry Pi! This new version of Scratch allows you to control the Pi’s GPIO (General Purpose Input and Output) pins, and offers a host of other exciting new features.
As with Scratch 1.4, Scratch 2.0 on the Raspberry Pi allows you to create code to control and respond to components connected to the Pi’s GPIO pins.
Scratch 2.0 also allows the creation of custom blocks, allowing code to be encapsulated and used (possibly multiple times) in a project.
Another feature of Scratch 2.0 is the addition of code blocks to allow easy interaction with a webcam or a microphone.
Scratch 2.0 is available in the latest Raspbian release, under the ‘Programming’ menu.