Tickle, or at least a great free computing app

It’s been on my radar for some time now but I haven’t really had the opportunity to blog about it yet. Tickle, a free App for iPad works just like Scratch.

Image from the Tickle home page

 

Essentially, you can use the Tickle App to program a variety of different connected (via Bluetooth) devices. These range from Arduino Bean’s to Parrot Minidrones to Spheros and more. You can even program your home Philips Hue device using the Tickle App.

I don’t need to sing the virtues of Scratch or blog about it, so many have gone before me and so I write this knowing (hopefully!) that you will a) be aware of Scratch and b) its importance in the Computing curriculum space.

Given that Tickle works in the same way, you will already be familiar with the interface and using devices that you have, be able to create some pretty innovative and engaging programs with relative ease; you’ll just need some connected devices!

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