Small Basic – Traditional Patterns

Do you know any traditional patterns in your country?  In Japan, there are a lot of patterns.  Today I introduce some of them.  If you can decompose a pattern into some shapes (such like rectangles, ellipses, triangles or lines), you can code to draw the pattern. Yagasuri (矢絣) – designed feathers of arrows Asanoha (麻の葉)…

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Small Basic – Gather Code Samples

When I started to learn BASIC, there was a reference manual which has a simple sample code for each statement. The picture above is a page of the manual.  For each statement [Function], [Syntax], [Versions], [Description], [Example] are described.  Especially, the sample codes were very useful to learn BASIC. But for Small Basic, there is…

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Small Basic Featured Programs – Multi-Colored Spirals

In the June Challenges, LitDev included a great Graphics Challenge: Graphics Challenge: Draw a multi-coloured spiral   And the challenge began! Coding Cat started us off on June 1st: I love the graphics challenge. It turns out I wrote a double spiral program as one of my first forays into Small Basic. 🙂 Import code: QSP181…

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Small Basic Gurus needed for July!

Come forth all you technical Small Basic gurus and word wizards! It’s time to show us what you’ve got, what you know, what you found out! Spare your fellow professionals from the same mistake! Share your revelations and awesome ways of doing things! All you have to do is add an article to TechNet Wiki…

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Small Basic – Case-Insensitive

Small Basic is case-insensitive.  But how? Following characters have upper and lower case. Latin (ex. A, a) Greek (ex. Β, β) Cyrillic (ex. Д, д) Armenian (ex. Ե, ե) Following texts are case-insensitive.  And other texts are case-sensitive. array index color name dictionary word file path (excluding URL) flickr tag logical value See Also Condition…

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Small Basic Extension – Micro Maestro Servo Controller

Today’s guest blogger is Zock77 Pololu’s Micro Maestro Servo Controller Hey guys! I just got a maestro servo control board and hooked it up to the Oculus with Smallbasic! It works really well! The control board:Z https://www.pololu.com/product/1350 If anyone wants the extension to control the servo board from SB, you can download it here: https://www.mediafire.com/?dubq43s7jfuzuz6…


Small Basic July Challenges – Rotating Text, Chain with Physics, Polygon Shapes, and the Snake Game Challenge!

You can enter the challenge here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e0606b7b-bd23-45b5-9339-abefe62cf42d/challenge-of-the-month-july-2016?forum=smallbasic These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be…


Small Basic – Talking to Raspberry Pi

This blog is about communicating with a Raspberry Pi using Small Basic. I summarise a Gold Medal award winning TechNet Wiki article by Philip Munts.  Follow the links to see Philip’s original article and second follow up article. Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi is a small cheap computer.  It has no keyboard, monitor or other…

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