Microsoft partners with IGNITE Worldwide to teach 54 High School girls how to code with Microsoft Small Basic

How’s that for a blog title? Microsoft Small Basic is partnering with IGNITE Worldwide to run workshops that teach girls to code! In 6 workshops (from February to May), we’ll teach 414 girls to code! Coupled together with Microsoft DigiGirlz and local Girls Who Code efforts, in the next four years, we expect to see…


Small Basic Game Programming – Bowling Game

I wrote a bowling game program for Challenge of the Month – March 2017.  So, today, I’d like to introduce how to write a bowling game in Small Basic. Create Images At first, I made two images – pin and ball.  I drew them with PowerPoint shapes, grouped them and saved as picture files. Draw Rough Game…


Small Basic – Train

Today, I’d like to introduce Small Basic programs that show trains. Bit Train Games BPF583 by Tryhest click on left lever to select train path click on right lever to open/close path Choo Choo Anim TWD975 by Tryhest TGV Anim RBT198 by Tryhest Train Simulator CKS893 by Nonki Thank you Tryhest for sharing train programs.  I’ve inspired from them…

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Tinkering Arduino and Small Basic

Last October, I wrote about Arduino Sample Programs in this blog.  After that I posted a thread to summarize Arduino programs in Small Basic forum. Today I will introduce some images of programs in the thread. LED Simulator NHC457 by Tryhest LED Signal Circuit Graphics GZN399-2 by Nonki LED Simulator (Retouched Ver.) NCH457-0 by YLed VGA Controller…

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Learn Small Basic

Are you ready to keep learning about Small Basic? Here are lots of options! Small Basic Teaching Curriculum – Follow along with these lessons! Small Basic Curriculum Videos! by Mr. Adams – Join Mr. Adams, as he takes you through the curriculum! Small Basic Getting Started Guide Small Basic: Reference Documentation Small Basic Wiki Portal – Find 100+…

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December 2016 Small Basic Guru Awards!!! Accessibility and Troubleshooting abound!

Here are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, December 2016 !!!! This blog post highlights the Small Basic category. To see all the awards, head here: December 2016 TechNet Guru Winners!    . So, as it turns out, I took the medals:  Small Basic Technical Guru – December 2016  Ed Price – MSFT Small Basic Accessibility: Enlarging the text and Hiding…

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Small Basic – Language Packs

This blog is about how to use Small Basic with different regional langauges. Available Languages Using Small Basic with different languages has grown.  Version 1.2 now supports the following languages. English Arabic Czech German Spanish French Hebrew Croatian Icelandic Italian Japanese Korean Dutch Polish Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal) Russian Turkish Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) More…

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Thursday Content Spotlight – December TechNet Guru Winners!

Today we’d like to highlight some of the amazing content that has been coming into our community coffers last month. Some of it is Azure related, as you’ll see below, so I drop a blog here about it.   Every month those that are most awesome within our world-wide community contribute some of their knowledge back…


Book Info + Reviews: “Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math” by Dr. Majed Marji & Ed Price

Well, it’s official! The book launched on May 2nd, 2016! And so it’s about time to write it up and make it official! This blog post will also house excerpts from all the book reviews, so this page will be evolving as we go! I teamed with author Majed Marji (Learn to Program with Scratch)…