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{{April Fools}}[[File:Gobo1.png|128px|thumb|Gobo]]
 
{{April Fools}}[[File:Gobo1.png|128px|thumb|Gobo]]
'''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''' 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, [[Timeline#2011|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 was originally named "Blob".<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/youtube/a-_YhpoqHBk/</ref>
 
Gobo was originally named "Blob".<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/youtube/a-_YhpoqHBk/</ref>
  
==Name Origin==
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== Name Origin ==
 
[[File:Burdock_root.jpg|thumb|The burdock root.]]
 
[[File:Burdock_root.jpg|thumb|The burdock root.]]
 
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.<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/users/natalie/#comments-3492143</ref>
 
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.<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/users/natalie/#comments-3492143</ref>
  
==Uses==
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== Uses ==
 
A modified version of Gobo is used as the logo for the [[Scratch Modification|Scratch modification]] [[Build Your Own Blocks (BYOB) (Scratch Modification)|Build Your Own Blocks]]. It has a "tail" depicting the Greek lowercase letter [[wikipedia:Lambda|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.
 
A modified version of Gobo is used as the logo for the [[Scratch Modification|Scratch modification]] [[Build Your Own Blocks (BYOB) (Scratch Modification)|Build Your Own Blocks]]. It has a "tail" depicting the Greek lowercase letter [[wikipedia:Lambda|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==
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== Images ==
 
<div style="text-align:center"><gallery widths=71px perrow=5 caption="Versions of Gobo">
 
<div style="text-align:center"><gallery widths=71px perrow=5 caption="Versions of Gobo">
 
File:Gobo1.png|The normal Gobo sprite
 
File:Gobo1.png|The normal Gobo sprite
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</gallery></div>
 
</gallery></div>
  
===Gobo Emoji===
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=== Gobo Emoji ===
 
[[File:Gobo emoji.png|thumb|right|The gobo emoticon.]]
 
[[File:Gobo emoji.png|thumb|right|The gobo emoticon.]]
 
In a [[Comment (website feature)|comment]], if a user types _gobo_ it will create an [[Scratch Emoji|emoji]].  The emoji appears as  an image of Gobo. This image was introduced in Scratch 2.0, alongside _waffle_.
 
In a [[Comment (website feature)|comment]], if a user types _gobo_ it will create an [[Scratch Emoji|emoji]].  The emoji appears as  an image of Gobo. This image was introduced in Scratch 2.0, alongside _waffle_.
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To use this emoji on the wiki, see [[Template:E]].
 
To use this emoji on the wiki, see [[Template:E]].
  
==Trivia==
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== Trivia ==
 
*Gobo is often misidentified as a fish.{{citation needed}}
 
*Gobo is often misidentified as a fish.{{citation needed}}
  
==See Also==
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== See Also ==
 
*[[Scratch Cat]]
 
*[[Scratch Cat]]
 
*[[Gobo's Friends]]
 
*[[Gobo's Friends]]
  
==References==
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== References ==
 
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[[Category:Characters]]
 
[[Category:Characters]]
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Revision as of 07:58, 13 October 2015

Gobo

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

The burdock root.

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

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 Emoji

The gobo emoticon.

In a comment, if a user types _gobo_ it will create an emoji. The emoji appears as an image of Gobo. This image was introduced in Scratch 2.0, alongside _waffle_.

To use this emoji on the wiki, see Template:E.

Trivia

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