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+…


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…


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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Small Basic – Creating Bart Simpsons’ head in 3D!

This comes from Tryhest. He started with a work in progres: 3d bart skull DWT117   He then continued adding facetes: KBV119 optimized code structure removed dot display facet counter added finished forehead added intro anim still 30% to go Here’s the texture he used for the skin: Next came this update: 75% done BGX735…


Road to Small Basic 1.3 Blog #2 – New Mascots

Welcome to the road to Small Basic 1.3! Looking for a book about Small Basic? Check out the book I co-wrote for No Starch Press, “Learn to Program with Small Basic” (Amazon, My Blog About It) The journey to Small Basic 1.3 is a long road that’s several months off, but we’ll start updating you with…


Small Basic – Arduino Sample Programs

This March LitDev introduced about Arduino on this blog.  Today, I’d like to introduce my Small Basic programs using Arduino. The first one is the IR Turtle controller (HLT038). The circuit is like (GZN399): The Arduino program irdemo.ino is from osoyoo.com.  More details about this program are described here. The second one is a thermometer…


Fractals in Small Basic

There is a list of fractal programs in a blog article here. But, I’d like to update and summarize again about fractal programs in this post. Fractal Tree I think this may be the first fractal program written in Small Basic. The program is listed in Small Basic Getting Started Guide. Dragon Curve Last month,…


Small Basic – Arduino

Arduino is a cheap and popular way to build your own electronics, typically with small sensors and motors, and learn a bit of programming to control it. Controlling it with Small Basic enables you to display data it generates or change settings interactively from your PC. Serial Communication This blog is not about Arduino features,…


Small Basic – TextWindow Colors

In Small Basic, you can change the background and foreground colors of the text window’s output text using the BackgroundColor and ForegroundColor properties of TextWindow. You specify the desired color by number or by name. The permissible values are shown here: Figure: The available TextWindow colors For example, to output your text in yellow, you can…


Physics in Small Basic

What is Physics According to SmallBasic.Dictionary, physics is “study of physical forces and qualities”. Velocity Model I once wrote about velocity in a blog post Small Basic Game Programming – Game Math.  This is the basic of physical simulation.  A program JLF545-1 illustrates the relation between time and velocity. A program KXQ212-2 is a simple sample…