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Scratch 3 and Go Direct Sensors FAQ and Troubleshooting

Scratch is a free, browser-based programming language that is designed for students ages 8 to 16, and it is supported by an active community of millions of users. Students can use Scratch to design music videos, animations, and video games, while learning the fundamentals of coding. Scratch encourages you to share your work and "remix" others' projects to create something new.

Our Go Direct Force and Accleration Extension for Scratch 3 brings real-world data into your Scratch project. Our Extensions add a new way for students to interact with code.

For instructions on how to connect and use our Go Direct Force And Acceleration sensor with Scratch 3, visit http://scratch.mit.edu/vernier.

The Go!Motion, order code GO-MOT, $124, Go!Temp, order code GO-TEMP, $39, or Go!Link, order code GO-LINK, $69 and a compatible LabQuest sensors can be used with ScratchX.org, an experimental online version of Scratch 2. For more details, see https://www.vernier.com/engineering/scratch/

COMPATIBLE DEVICES
Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor, order code GDX-FOR, $99

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
* All hardware extensions for Scratch 3 require Scratch Link, a small app that connects the Scratch browser window to a device's hardware. Scratch Link can be downloaded from http://scratch.mit.edu/vernier.
* Currently Scratch Link is only available on Windows and Mac computers.

TROUBLESHOOTING
TIL 4394: How do I connect my sensor to Scratch 3?
TIL 4395: I can't connect my sensor to Scratch.

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