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'''Gobo''' is a [[sprite]] that comes with all installations of [[Scratch]]. With 20,176 uses on [[Scratch]], it is the ninth most common [[sprite]] used on [[projects]] uploaded to the [[Scratch Website]] (after buttonPressed).<ref>http://blog.scratch.mit.edu/2011/02/top-10-images-in-scratch.html</ref>
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{{April Fools}}[[File:Gobo1.png|128px|thumb|Gobo]]
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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>{{dead link}} 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>{{dead link}} It is unknown how commonly the sprite has been used more recently.
  
==Uses==
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It is also possible to upload him into a project.
The Gobo sprite is the most commonly used sprite in the Fantasy category of Scratch [[costumes]]. Because of this, the name Gobo can be used for lots of things like:
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Gobo was originally named "Blob".<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/youtube/a-_YhpoqHBk/</ref>
*A Gobo species
 
*The Gobo [[sprite]] named Gobo (and possibly other creatures with him/her)
 
*A family with the surname Gobo
 
*Just the [[sprite]] and no relationship to the word Gobo at all
 
  
A modified version of Gobo is used as the logo for the [[Scratch Modification|Scratch modification]], [[Build Your Own Blocks]].
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== Name Origin ==
==Images==
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[[File:Burdock root.jpg|thumb|The burdock root.]]
<div style="text-align:center"><gallery widths=70px perrow=5 caption="Versions of Gobo">
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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>
File:Gobo1.png|The normal Gobo [[sprite]]
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File:Gobo2.png|The second version of the Gobo sprite
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== Uses ==
File:Gobo3.png|The third version of the Gobo sprite
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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.
File:BYOB3.png|The mascot for [[BYOB]]
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File:Gobo-Cat.png|A combination of the [[Scratch Cat]] and Gobo.
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== Images ==
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<div style="text-align:center"><gallery widths=71px perrow=5 caption="Some of the versions and appearances">
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File:Gobo1.png|The normal Gobo sprite (vector)
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File:Gobo2.png|The second version of the Gobo sprite (bitmap)
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File:Gobo3.png|The third version of the Gobo sprite (bitmap)
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File:Gobo from behind.png|Gobo from behind
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File:BYOB3.png|The mascot for [[Snap!]], 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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File:Gobo Keychain.jpg|Keychain created by [[Scratch Team]] member cheddargirl
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File:Edible Gobo's Friends.jpg|Gobo as an onion with [[Gobo's Friends]] as food in the 2015 [[April Fools' Day]]
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File:500ErrorOld.png|Gobo in a box with Scratch blocks in the old 500 Error image
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File:Gobo Normal Mainsite Frontpage.PNG| Gobo on the front page of the [[Scratch Website]] advertising for users to join the site
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File:Gobo O O Mainsite Frontpage.PNG| Gobo when hovered over on the the Scratch Website.
 
</gallery></div>
 
</gallery></div>
==See Also==
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*[[Scratch Cat]]
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=== Gobo Emoji ===
*[[Build Your Own Blocks (BYOB) (Scratch Modification)]]
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[[File:Gobo emoji.png|thumb|right]]
==References==
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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,{{cn|date=February 2018}} alongside _waffle_.
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To use this emoji on the wiki, see [[Template:E]].
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== Trivia ==
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* Gobo is sometimes misidentified as a fish.<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/60372828/</ref>
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* Gobo has a tail.<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/80776/?page=1#post-699158</ref>
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* Gobo was originally going to be the main mascot for Scratch.<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/273675374/</ref>
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== See Also ==
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* [[Gobo's Friends]]
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* [[Scratch Cat]]
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== References ==
 
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[[Category:Other]]
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[[Category:Characters]]
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[[ja:ゴボ]]

Latest revision as of 04:58, 2 January 2019

Gobo

Gobo is a sprite that comes with all installations of Scratch. Gobo was named by Scratch Team member Natalie Rusk.[1][dead link] 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][dead link] It is unknown how commonly the sprite has been used more recently.

It is also possible to upload him into a project. 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

Gobo emoji.png

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,[citation needed] alongside _waffle_.

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

Trivia

  • Gobo is sometimes misidentified as a fish.[6]
  • Gobo has a tail.[7]
  • Gobo was originally going to be the main mascot for Scratch.[8]

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
  6. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/60372828/
  7. https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/80776/?page=1#post-699158
  8. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/273675374/