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'''Gobo''' is a [[sprite]] that comes with all installations of [[Scratch]]. Gobo was named by [[Scratch Team]] member Natalie Rusk.<ref>http://blog.scratch.mit.edu/2012/11/meet-scratch-20-development-team.html</ref> It was drawn by Wing Ngan.<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/10001345/</ref> On February 14, 2011, the Scratch Team announced that Gobo was the ninth most common sprite used in [[project]]s uploaded to the [[Scratch Website]] (after buttonPressed).<ref>http://blog.scratch.mit.edu/2011/02/top-10-images-in-scratch.html</ref> It is unknown how commonly the sprite has been used more recently.
 
'''Gobo''' is a [[sprite]] that comes with all installations of [[Scratch]]. Gobo was named by [[Scratch Team]] member Natalie Rusk.<ref>http://blog.scratch.mit.edu/2012/11/meet-scratch-20-development-team.html</ref> It was drawn by Wing Ngan.<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/10001345/</ref> On February 14, 2011, the Scratch Team announced that Gobo was the ninth most common sprite used in [[project]]s uploaded to the [[Scratch Website]] (after buttonPressed).<ref>http://blog.scratch.mit.edu/2011/02/top-10-images-in-scratch.html</ref> It is unknown how commonly the sprite has been used more recently.
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Gobo was originally named "Blob".<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/youtube/a-_YhpoqHBk/</ref>
  
 
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File:Gobo3.png|The third version of the Gobo sprite
 
File:Gobo3.png|The third version of the Gobo sprite
 
File:BYOB3.png|The mascot for BYOB, Alonzo, named after [[wikipedia:Alonzo Church|Alonzo Church]].
 
File:BYOB3.png|The mascot for BYOB, Alonzo, named after [[wikipedia:Alonzo Church|Alonzo Church]].
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File:Gobo concept art.jpg|Concept art of Gobo, shown in [[Video Updates|Video update]] 5
 
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Revision as of 14:00, 14 March 2015

Gobo is a sprite that comes with all installations of Scratch. Gobo was named by Scratch Team member Natalie Rusk.[1] It was drawn by Wing Ngan.[2] On February 14, 2011, the Scratch Team announced that Gobo was the ninth most common sprite used in projects uploaded to the Scratch Website (after buttonPressed).[3] It is unknown how commonly the sprite has been used more recently.

Gobo was originally named "Blob".[4]

Name Origin

Gobo was named by Scratch Team member Natalie Rusk. According to Natalie, she got the idea from Gobo vegetable, also known as burdock root in English.[5]

Uses

The Gobo sprite is the most commonly used sprite in the Fantasy category of Scratch costumes and the only creature made by the Scratch Team.

A modified version of Gobo is used as the logo for the Scratch modification Build Your Own Blocks. It has a "tail" depicting the Greek lowercase letter lambda (λ), which, in computer science, represents the time window over which a process is observed for determining the working memory set for a digital computer's virtual memory management.

Images

_gobo_ Gobo Image

In a comment, if a user types _gobo_, it will turn into a Gobo head. This image was introduced in Scratch 2.0, alongside _waffle_.

See Also

References

  1. http://blog.scratch.mit.edu/2012/11/meet-scratch-20-development-team.html
  2. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/10001345/
  3. http://blog.scratch.mit.edu/2011/02/top-10-images-in-scratch.html
  4. http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/youtube/a-_YhpoqHBk/
  5. http://scratch.mit.edu/users/natalie/#comments-3492143