ScratchX and Richland Library

The ScratchX team is building experimental extensions to Scratch, a programming language and online community for creating your own interactive stories, games, and animations. ScratchX extensions allow you to connect your Scratch projects to external hardware such as the Arduino/Genuino 101 board with a built in tilt sensor and Bluetooth connectivity to interface your projects with the physical world.

During this residency exchange, the ScratchX team will work with librarians from Richland Library to create new programs for teaching novice coders, develop documentation and toolkits for existing activities, identify new ScratchX tools that would be valuable for community learning, and test a train-the-trainer workshop to help interested librarians feel comfortable facilitating these activities in their communities.

Interested in learning more about the ScratchX and Richland Library residency exchange? Questions about how to get involved?

The ScratchX and Richland Library team members

Exchange team members:

  • Cecil Decker, Richland Library
  • Kreg Hanning, ScratchX, Lifelong Kindergarten, MIT Media Lab
  • Jordan Morris, Richland Library

Exchange in Action

ScratchX and Richland Library in action ScratchX and Richland Library in action