Small Basic Challenges of the Month – March 2017

These challenges from LitDev  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 / partial solutions / questions / feedback etc. into this thread that will remain 'sticky' for the month.  The only rule is that your solution must use standard Small Basic methods (no extensions).

It would be good if people could post their problems with these challenges so that a discussion can start so that everyone can learn from each other.

We may extend these challenges over into a second month if solutions and questions are still coming in.

Array Challenge

  • Write a program to split a sentence into an array of words
  • Extend the program to sort the array or words alphabetically
  • Extend the program to reverse the order of words in the array

TextWindow Challenge

  • Write a TextWindow clock program

Maths Challenge

  • Write a program to calculate e (base of natural logarithms) only using standard Small Basic

Graphics Challenges

  • Write a program to flash some text for a period on the GraphicsWindow
  • Extend the program to start and stop the flashing with a mouse click
  • Write a program to scroll Flickr images across the GraphicsWindow
  • Write a program to spell your name in sign language, with animations of the hads if needed

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Game Challenge

  • Write a ten pin bowling game

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Community Suggestions

  • Quilt Program (by Evelyn Rothman) LINK
  • Perhaps show a national pattern for your country or area like KUMIKO or TARTAN.
  • Driving a Golf Ball (by YLed) LINK
  • Law of momentum (by YLed) LINK

Do you have an idea for a future challenge? Please post it here.


We'll see you in the forum!

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  • LitDev
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