When I saw the beta for 3.0, one of the first things I saw when I looked in the editor was - No PicoBoard?

Picoboards have been sold since something like 1.4 and it would be a bit of a rip-off if you bought one recently only to discover you can't use it with 3.0.
So I'm just wondering if there is going to be an extension for them soon?


As a primary classroom teach can PICO-Boards be made to work with Scratch 3?

I have a box of 25 PICOBoards I use with my computer class using Scratch 2 and it has taken me 3 years to build up this number ordering 8 per year. I have used them since 1.4 and now 2.0 to teacher Different Forms of Input and Control. Basically my Grade3 class will use the PICOBoard as a Games Controller.

The idea of still using the PICOBoards using Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor will really make my life difficult as some classes I will be using Scratch 2.0 and then we will have to change to Scratch 3.0! Duplication of effort and confusing to my students.

In my classes I currently use Lego WeDo kits and have just purchased a classroom number of BBC MicroBits so I welcome Scratch 3.0 been able to control these devices, but I also have a big investment already in PICOBoards. If all devices can use Scratch 3.0 it would make my life as a school teacher a lot easier as at the moment I have to use 3 different software packages with 3 different types of hardware.


Sadly, Scratch has said that they haven't added it because people are favoring the other extensions rather than PicoBoard. Also it seems that LEGO WeDo 1.0 is gone and LEGO WeDo 2 has been renamed to LEGO Education WeDo 2.0.


Hey, does this work?


There is an extension for the Picoboard as well as several other “unsupported” boards. You can view the information here.