Scratch version 1.4 has special programming blocks to interact with motors and sensors in LEGO WeDo robotic creations. As a part of a course that Mitch Resnick is teaching this term at MIT Media Lab (and I'm TAing), we asked the participants to create a story that combines on-screen and off-screen, using LEGO WeDo and Scratch.
To get them started, Mitch did a brief demo of the WeDo and Scratch, showing some of the key blocks and a sample project about a friendly (but misunderstood) alligator. We created a miniguide (which is available on ScratchEd) and linked to a series of WeDo building instructions.
The participants worked in teams of 2 or 3, and they ended up producing a wide variety of imaginative projects. Here are some photos and videos of the projects that the participants created:
More documentation of the project is available here.
Other projects included a hand drum (project attached), a roaring lion, a dinosaur love story, homework capers, a hug machine, and a flight controller.