Install Scratch 3 on Raspberry Pi
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 Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Scratch 3.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bullseye.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3 and the Pi 4.
Scratch 3 will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi 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!
Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at https://pi-apps.io