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[[File:Gobo1.png|thumb|right|The normal Gobo [[sprite]].]]
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'''Gobo''' is a [[sprite]] that comes with all installations of [[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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[[File:Gobo1.png|128px|thumb|Gobo]]
[[File:BYOB3.png|thumb|right|The logo for [[BYOB|Build Your Own Blocks]].]]
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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{{dead link}}</ref> It was drawn by Wing Ngan.<ref>[[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{{dead link}}</ref> It is unknown how commonly the sprite has been used more recently.
A modified version of Gobo is used as the logo for the [[Scratch Modification]] [[BYOB|Build Your Own Blocks]].
 
  
==References==
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== Name Origin ==
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[[File:Burdock root.jpg|thumb|The burdock root.]]
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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>[[users:natalie/#comments-3492143]]</ref> Gobo was originally named "Blob".<ref>[[yt:a- YhpoqHBk]]</ref>
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== Uses ==
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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, is often used as a symbol of functional programming.
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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 Scratch Website.
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</gallery></div>
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=== Gobo Emoji ===
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[[File:Gobo emoji.png|thumb|right]]
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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 [[Scratch Wiki]], see [[Template:E]].
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== Trivia ==
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* Gobo is sometimes misidentified as a fish.<ref>[[projects:60372828]]</ref>
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* Gobo sometimes has a tail<ref>[[post:699158]]</ref> and sometimes does not.<ref>[[projects:2777405]]</ref>
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* Gobo was originally going to be the main mascot for Scratch.<ref>[[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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Latest revision as of 09:34, 25 July 2020

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.

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.[4] Gobo was originally named "Blob".[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, is often used as a symbol of functional programming.

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 Scratch Wiki, see Template:E.

Trivia

  • Gobo is sometimes misidentified as a fish.[6]
  • Gobo sometimes has a tail[7] and sometimes does not.[8]
  • Gobo was originally going to be the main mascot for Scratch.[9]

See Also

References

  1. http://blog.scratch.mit.edu/2012/11/meet-scratch-20-development-team.html[dead link]
  2. projects:10001345
  3. http://blog.scratch.mit.edu/2011/02/top-10-images-in-scratch.html[dead link]
  4. users:natalie/#comments-3492143
  5. yt:a- YhpoqHBk
  6. projects:60372828
  7. post:699158
  8. projects:2777405
  9. projects:273675374