rotation animation block lesson

Learn how to create images with a global variable and while loop.


While Loop

Prior learning/place of lesson in scheme of work

Learn how to create images that look like a rotating animation by using a while loop. We will be learning how to create a rotating animation using a global variable, while loop as well as simple commands, such as on button pressed and show animation.


while (true) {}
let x = 0
input.onButtonPressed(Button.A, () => {})
    . . . . .
    . . . . .
    . . # . .
    . . . . .
    . . . . .


  • learn how to create a variable for a place where you can store data, accessible across functions, and in nested code blocks
  • learn how to set or change the value of a variable
  • learn how to repeat code while a condition is true
  • learn how to declare a boolean variable to determine which code will execute next
  • learn how to run code when an input button is pressed
  • learn how to show a series of image frames on the LED screen
  • learn how to pause your code for the specified number of milliseconds