Welcome to Scratch! This studio is for new scratchers to get welcomed by scratch’s very own (the one and only!) 78ch3!
New scratchers: welcome! Your questions and comments will be answered here. I am one of the only active scratchers. You are free to advertise projects, but please avoid spam. Please view the Scratch community guidelines first.
Scratchers: help by answering questions! All users welcome!
Here is a quick FAQ:
What is scratch?
Scratch is a free educational programming language and online community. It is geared towards children 8-16 but can be used by anyone. It was created by The Lifelong Kindergarten Group (LKG) at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) located in Boston, Massachusetts. It can be found at https://scratch.mit.edu (but you don’t need to know that since you are on the website.
Is it free? Do I need a licence?
Yes. Scratch is free of charge. No licence is needed.
Can I use it offline?
The Scratch 3.0 offline editor can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux. If you cannot download it, try again or use Scratch 2.0 or 1.4, the older versions of Scratch that may run better on older computers.
Is Scratch safe?
Mostly. It is moderated and protected by the Scratch Team. There are many helpful scratchers who try to make Scratch safe. However, you may feel unsafe at times. Please report anything that you think could be bad ASAP or use the Contact us link. Do not report this publicly.
More about Scratch can be found on the Scratch Wiki: https://en.scratch-wiki.info/
What can I do with Scratch?
Scratch is designed to be used to make games, animations and coding projects. Click the create button to get started or remix another user's project. You can also make music and create interactive projects and functions. There are various Scratch modifications but these cannot be used with the main Scratch website.