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5. Add-Ons


Congratulations on coding an awesome, interactive project! Now, you get the chance to make your project even more engaging for users with add-ons. This screencast will explain the add-ons you can choose to customize your project. Just like in the main screencasts, watch the screencast first to learn how to build the add-on, then try programming it on your own. To get started, simply click on one of the add-on choices after you watch this video.

In "Spinning Celebration," make the sprite spin and change color when it is clicked.

In "Shout It Out," make all of the sprites react when one of the sprites is clicked.

If you have a sprite that you don't want the user to vote for, "Shrinking Sprite" shows you how to make the sprite really tiny when the user tries to click on it.

Program a big celebration when a sprite gets to the winning number of votes with "And the Winner Is..." Keep the sprites’ vote count hidden with "Secret Votes." Make a sprite demand to be picked whenever the mouse pointer touches it with "Pick Me." Finally, program an extra cool surprise when a sprite gets to the winning number of votes with "Extra Cool Factor."

Remember to use your creativity to customize the design and code of your project. Check out these projects created by other CS First computer scientists just like you!

After saving your project, explore the add-ons that interest you. If you want to continue to create and explore after today’s club is over, you can access Scratch and CS First from any computer that can access the internet. Have fun creating and making this project your own!

Choose an Add-On
Spinning Celebration
Program a sprite to spin and change color when a user clicks on it.
Shout it Out
Program the sprites to react when a particular sprite is selected.
Shrinking Sprite
Make one of the sprites shrink if the mouse touches it.
Secret Votes (Challenge)
Make the vote count for each sprite secret.
Pick Me (Challenge)
Make a sprite demand to be picked whenever the mouse-pointer touches it.
Extra Cool Factor (Challenge)
Program sunglasses to fall from the sky onto your favorite sprite's face.
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  1. Choose an Add-On, and click "watch" to learn how to build it.
  2. Once you finish one Add-On, try another one below the video!