Scratch on Ipad – Pyonkee

We now have a Scratch clone for the IPad called Pyonkee 

This is great news at last as a lot of young Scratchers only have IPads nowadays and not desktop/laptop computers at home

How to control your Pi Robot or AddOn Board using Pyonkee (Scratch clone for IPad)

On Ipad:

  • Find out the Ip address of your IPad (its in wifi info button) = lets assume
  • Run Pyonkee
  • Select sensing blocks
  • Press and hold down last block labelled sensor button pressed until enable remote sensor connections comes up and then click on that to enable it
    (this can be a bit tricky to do but once successful you should see Remote Sensor connections enabled message)

On your Pi:

Run ScratchGPIO and make a little script


and then press Green Flag

You can now use PyonKee on your IPad as if you were using ScratchGPIO on your Pi 🙂

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14 Responses

  1. Ray says:

    This is fantastic,


    Sent from my iPad


  2. @jarjargeek says:

    please be aware if you have updated to iOS8 – PYonkee is NOT compatible 🙁 New version coming out soon according to MIT labs – we hope !!

  3. @jarjargeek says:

    you managed to control motors yet Si ??

  4. @jarjargeek says:

    Works fine now had trouble with iOS 8 on iPad Mini , clean install iOS 8.1β yesterday , reinstall Pyonkee from ‘Scratch’ (moohhahahahahaa), works like a dream now 😛

  5. @jarjargeek says:

    Sorry put this in the wrong thread at first:

    Don’t know what or if I am doing anything wrong – but can NOT get sGPIO6 to run with the RTK-003 board – also tried the ‘broadcast’ method for Pyonkee – but NoGo with sGPIO6 ; tested on both B and B+

    Used these comands to install GPIO6:

    wget -O

    sudo bash


    • cymplecy says:

      Can you reboot, run LX terminal. CD opt/scratchgpioalpha6
      Sudo python
      And see if any major error reported
      Then run normal Scratch and load your script and go back to terminal and see what error is occurring please

  6. @jarjargeek says:

    1st instance;

    ImportError: No module named smbus

    I presume you mean ‘VanillaScratch’ NOT ScratchGPIO on 2nd Instance ????

  7. @jarjargeek says:

    Yuuupp smbus either not there or corrupted, re-installed python smbus, rebooted; sGPIO6+ now working direct and the handler script + Pyonkee works as well – thanks for your help 😛

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