Scratch on Ipad – Pyonkee

Updated 3rd Oct – connect added

We now have a Scratch clone for the IPad called Pyonkee 

This is great news at last as a lot of Scratchers only have Ipads nowadays and not desktop/laptop computers at home

I’ve managed to get it to be be used to play with ScratchGPIO by doing the following

On Ipad

Find out the Ip address of your IPad (its in wifi info button) = lets assume

run Pyonkee

select sensing blocks

press and hold down last block labelled sensor button pressed until enable remote sensor connections comes up and then click on that to enable it

(this can be a bit tricky to do but once sucessful you should see Remote Sensor connections enabled message)

On Raspberry Pi there are 2 ways of connecting your Pi to the IPad

Method 1

Run ScratchGPIO6 and make

on Green Flag
broadcast Connect

and then press Green Flag

Method 2

run LX terminal

cd scratchgpio5

sudo python

Eithre way, Your Pi should now connect to your IPad and you can now do all the normal ScratchGPIO commands on it 🙂


13 thoughts on “Scratch on Ipad – Pyonkee

    • Yep – enable remote sensor connections on Pyonkee and find out Ipads IP address

      on a Pi – don’t run ScratchGPIO – reboot and run LX terminal
      if using ScratchGPIO5 then
      cd scratchgpio5
      sudo python

      where is Ipad IP address


  1. Works fine now had trouble with iOS 8 on iPad Mini , clean install iOS 8.1β yesterday , reinstall Pyonkee from ‘Scratch’ (moohhahahahahaa), works like a dream now 😛

  2. Sorry put this in the wrong thread at first:

    Don’t know what or if I am doing anything wrong – but can NOT get sGPIO6 to run with the RTK-003 board – also tried the ‘broadcast’ method for Pyonkee – but NoGo with sGPIO6 ; tested on both B and B+

    Used these comands to install GPIO6:

    wget -O

    sudo bash


    • Can you reboot, run LX terminal. CD opt/scratchgpioalpha6
      Sudo python
      And see if any major error reported
      Then run normal Scratch and load your script and go back to terminal and see what error is occurring please

  3. Yuuupp smbus either not there or corrupted, re-installed python smbus, rebooted; sGPIO6+ now working direct and the handler script + Pyonkee works as well – thanks for your help 😛

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