Small Basic – Hardware Story

It's time for us to shout on a rooftop and proclaim all the wonderful hardware capabilities that you're going to find in Small Basic!

Today we're highlighting four powerful capabilities:

  1. Lego Mindstorms EV3
  2. Kinect for Windows
  3. Arduino
  4. Oculus Rift

Let's get started!


1. Lego Mindstorms EV3

Our support here goes way beyond the capability to program on Lego Mindstorms EV3. Because Small Basic is a learning language, you can learn professional programming while you command your robots! In addition, EV3 Basic is the only great solution for taking EV3 units into actual programming and a learning language... that's free!

Read more here, and download the EV3 Basic extension:

Lego Mindstorms EV3 Extension for Small Basic - EV3 Basic

Finally, as if all that isn't enough, EV3 Basic lets you take your robots to the next level, where you can get more control over sound, better variable handling, the ability create UI-based apps and games to interact through, with the robots, synchronized wheel motions, Ease-In and Ease-Out on your motion for the motors, Bluetooth/Wifi support, and simply robots that move faster!


2. Kinect for Windows

Small Basic 1.2 included Kinect for Windows in the core library! Learn about the different capabilities here:

Kinect for Windows



3. Arduino

In this blog post, LitDev explains how to use his extension to program on Arduino:



4. Oculus Rift

This Oculus SB extension comes from Zock77:

Oculus Rift


Please check out these different hardware capabilities! We hope to add more hardware solutions in the future, so if you find yourself playing with Small Basic on Raspberry Pi or another hardware solution, please let us know!


Thank you for stopping. Bye!

- Ninja Ed

Comments (4)

  1. Tryhest says:

    3d analog clock: NWW940
    use mswheel to adjust zoom
    ctrl+mswheel to adjust rotation
    shift+mswheel – elevation

  2. YLed says:

    Very good article, and very informative. !

    A lot of Small Basic applications that I did not knew.

    specifically: Kinect for Windows fascinates me.

  3. UPDATE: We refreshed the Arduino image, and I added the Lego Mindstorms video.

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