It's Raining Cats and Dogs!

Create a game using a color finder to keep falling cats and dogs from hitting the water. Inspiration for the project comes from ericr's Scratch 2.0 Project.

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Here is a tutorial to get you started:

  • Step 1: Start by loading the project.

  • Step 2: This project uses the color tracking extension. It can detect colors as they appear in and out of the webcam of your laptop.

  • Step 3: First, we set up the blocks so the cat and dog start at the top. They fall down unless the color being tracked is shown to the camera.

  • Step 4: Next, we have to tell the computer what it means to “bounce up” and “go to the top” with these blocks.

  • Step 5: Now pick something colorful! It can either be an object next to you or even the shirt that you're wearing and try to keep the cats and dogs out of the water!

It's Raining Cats and Dogs! at a Glance