ScratchGPIO – Installing

Installing ScratchGPIO software on a Raspberry Pi

  • With Raspberry Pi connected to Internet

Copy the text below ( left click just before the s of sudo and drag right until all the text in the line as been selected) then right-click and select copy. Open up an LX Terminal window and select Edit and the Paste that into an LX Terminal window and press Enter it to download the installer.

wget https://git.io/vMS6T -O isgh8.sh

Once the installer has been downloaded then just type (or copy and paste the text below as before)

sudo bash isgh8.sh

and press Enter

(If logged in as a different user to standard pi, then type sudo bash isgh8.sh yourusername) This will install all the necessary extra software and some simple examples.

  • With standard Raspian (not NOOBS) Raspberry Pi not connected to Internet

Power down you Pi and put the SD card into another computer and download this file

https://git.io/vMS6T

and copy it to your SD card.

Put the card back into your Pi and then open up an LX Terminal window and type the following

sudo bash /boot/install_scratchgpio8.sh

(If logged in as a different user to standard pi, then type sudo bash /boot/install_scratchgpio8.sh yourusername) This will install all the necessary extra software and some simple examples.

The installer will create 2 desktop icons – ScratchGPIO8 which is used for beginners using simple circuits and ScratchGPIO 8Plus which is used with a lot of add-on boards.

Continue onto 1st Project

ScratchGPIO7 was the previous version – if you need a copy of it – then click here