Sniff is a "Scratch-like" programming language that's designed to help Scratchers move gently from Scratch to more conventional languages. They can start writing programs, without having to learn a new language because Sniff is based on Scratch. They learn a little more about variables, compiling, syntax errors (!), and they can have fun controlling real hardware while they're doing it.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Release Beta 9

Release B9 is a bit of a special one as it is the first version of Sniff to run on the Lego EV3. We've even changed the banner text at the top of this page to celebrate!

You can compile Sniff programs on a Mac or Linux machine, and run them on the EV3. There's also a little menu program which is written for the Lego VM(lms2012) which allows you to run installed Sniff programs directly from the EV3's onscreen controls. It's especially sweet that a big part of that is written in Sniff, so you can improve it!

There'll be a full blog post later today with a step by step explanation of working with Sniff on the EV3, including installing the onscreen menus.

The EV3 device support in this release only includes the screen and keypad/led's, but we'll be adding support for motors and sensors as soon as possible.

This release also includes the Studuino support we've previously posted about.

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