International Scratch Day
An image processing software on which a photo of the ZKM building, a cartoon character and a photo of a child can be seen.
Programming Workshops
Sat, May 11, 2019 12 pm – 5 pm CEST

On the international »Scratch« day, the ZKM invites children, young people and families to three open workshops, which explain the simple programming language Scratch with a lot of fun and excitement. Also ideal for beginners!


Scratch 3 and »Fischer Technik«

Scratch can do much more than you might think at first sight. Via small tricks with Scratch you can control e.g. motors, lamps and loudspeakers and bring self-made models to life in the »real world«. Traffic lights, parking garage barriers or cars are also set in motion with Scratch.

Stephan Kallauch, Maker and MINT Coordinator of the Cyberforum


Scratch Circus

Acrobats, clowns and exotic animals are sent into the circus ring with the Raspberry Pi, servos, LEDs, wire and cardboard. This is possible with the programming language Scratch. Following the example of Alexander Calder's »Circus«, the participants implement their own ideas.

Scissors, electronics and hot glue will be used during the workshop – therefore children should be accompanied by their parents

Duration: 45 minutes to two hours

Jörg Stegmann, media artist and co-founder of the association bunch e.V.


»Jump and Run« with Scratch

Scratch is a simple programming language for creating your own computer games. The game heroes can run, jump and fly. During the workshop a small »Jump and Run« game with own figures is programed, which can be played afterwards.

Maximillian Kosoric, artist, maker and art mediator

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media

Cyberforum Karlsruhe and bunch e.V. 

Accompanying program