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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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…

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Want to be the Microsoft TechNet Small Basic Guru for February 2017?

February 2017 Small Basic Guru, it’s time to share great skills as a TechNet Wiki article and WIN medal(s). Medals? Yes, you can share multiple articles in the same or different categories! Now, navigate to TechNet Guru Competition February 2017 to choose your categories and if it’s not listed add your content in Miscellaneous Category! All you have to do…

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Who will be crowned the First Small Basic Guru of 2017!!

Maybe that title should end in question marks, like this… Who will be crowned the First Small Basic Guru of 2017?? Anyhoo… Time for a fresh start! [The Guru is the means of realisation. “There is no knowledge without a teacher.”] We’re looking for the first Gurus of 2017!! All you have to do is…

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Small Basic – Artificial Neuron

I wrote a program about simple artificial neuron (PQK191).  This neuron has two inputs x1, x2 and one output y.  And the output can be shown as: y = f(x1*w1 + x2*w2 + b). While, w1, w2 are weights, b is bias and f() is unit step function. f(x) = 1 (x ≧ 0) f(x)…

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Small Basic – Kinect Motion Recorder

Screen shot of a program Motion Recorder 0.5
Screen shot of a program Motion Recorder 0.5

I wrote a new program – Motion Recorder (NVH911).  This program uses Kinect sensor to record motion capture data into a text box. Push [REC] button to start recording.  Push [■] button to stop.  Push [▶] button to replay. Have fun!  

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Small Basic Challenges of the Month – January 2017 (featuring Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, and golf putting)

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 GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions /…

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Happy New Year with Small Basic

Happy New Year! Today I will write about 2017 new year Small Basic challenges. The first one is December 31st – Special Challenge of the Month.  Now we have three programs for this challenge.  by Tryhest  by YLed  by Nonki The second one is January 2017 – challenge of the Month – Meteor shower Quadrantids.  I…

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Algorithm Basics in Small Basic

Algorithm is combinations of code patterns.  Today, I’d like to introduce three basic code patterns.  I also wrote a sample program for this blog: LMR321. Sequence Sequence of statements is the simplest pattern of code.  But sometimes the order of statements becomes very important. Following two code blocks show the different results. Turtle.Move(100)  ‘ move…

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