- Makes it easy to get visual or audio effects
- Gives immediate results (like Scratch does), type some commands, press run, see results
- Runs easily on the Pi (of course)
- Has depth with plenty to explore.
Two ideas have come up so far...
- Trying Squeak Smalltalk on the Raspberry Pi... —I've seen some success with this, while Smalltalk is a big leap, the environment gives instant feedback and you can get great results with a few lines.
- Trying python programming Scratch style —This is an attempt to create an library of commands that will be familiar to Scratch programmers, e.g. sprite.pen_down(); sprite.move(100,0).