The MIT program Scratch is designed to provide an accessible way for kids to learn about coding.
The program's interface makes it easy to build and change software by dragging and dropping commands and changing variable values through simple menus.
The version installed on the Pi came loaded with a simple car-racing game. Users can add and remove commands from the game, then press play and immediately see the effect of those changes - for instance, tweaking how cars handle or adjusting the animation for car crashes.
The program ran smoothly and without a hitch.
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