Install Scratch 3 on Nvidia Jetson
Enjoy learning computer programming with drag-n-drop blocks!
This is Raspberry Pi's official electron build of Scratch 3 and it runs offline.
To run: Menu -> Programming -> Scratch 3
To run in a terminal: /usr/lib/scratch3/scratch-desktop
Note: Consider trying Turbowarp or Scratch 2 - both run faster than this version.
Fortunately, Scratch 3 is very easy to install on your Nvidia Jetson in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nvidia Jetson.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Scratch 3.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Nvidia Jetpack for your specific Jetson (Jetson TX1, Jetson Nano, Jetson TX2, Jetson Xavier, or Jetson Orin).
Scratch 3 will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nvidia Jetson with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Scratch 3
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Scratch 3.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Programming category.
Now scroll down to find Scratch 3 in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Scratch 3 for you!