What is Scratch for Arduino (S4A)?
S4A allows the drag-and-drop block coding interface of Scratch to be used for coding in Arduino. This makes programming easier and fun to use, especially for beginners.
Installing Scratch for Arduino (S4A)
Note: You will need to have Arduino IDE already installed before you can install S4A. Click here to go to our Arduino IDE installation guide.
Step 1: Run the Installer
Run the installer and follow the onscreen prompts.
Select your preferred installation location.
The system will prompt you to check your preferences before launching installation.
Step 2: Installing Firmware
Before you use S4A with your T-Scratch module, you will need to install firmware. Download the firmware here.
Double-click the file to open it in the Arduino IDE.
Connect your T-Scratch to your computer.
Once your T-Scratch has been connected, go to the Tools menu and ensure the board selected is Arduino Nano.
Click Verify to upload the firmware to your T-Scratch.
Note: If you are a Windows user, you may need to install additional drivers for your system before using S4A. Click here to download the ZIP file.