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hihooee
New to Scratch
2 posts

How do I make something happen intermittently (now and again)?

I want a sprite to appear now and again (and then disappear after a few seconds). I've tried using the “timer” and different funky math equations with “random” thrown in, but when time comes and I “broadcast” a message to show the sprite it gets broadcast a LOT (because the timer is so fast?). I'm sure others have come up with a smart way to make something happen NOW AND AGAIN. Please help.
deck26
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How do I make something happen intermittently (now and again)?

Set a variable to a random time and reset the timer. Show or hide the sprite and wait until the timer exceeds the variable's value. Repeat.

hihooee
New to Scratch
2 posts

How do I make something happen intermittently (now and again)?

Perfect! That did the trick. Thank you deck26!
author_girl
Scratcher
1 post

How do I make something happen intermittently (now and again)?

You can use a wait block in side at repeat block like this:\
Repeat forever
“Your Command”
Wait _seconds

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