Small Basic Game Gallery

This is an exhaustive list of the Small Basic games coming from our community of developers!   Small Basic Games Action Basketball – by NaochanON Basketball Science – by Nonki Takahashi Block Smasher V2 (info) by Behnam Azizi Brick Wall (info) – by Stendec Catch Game – by NaochanON Click the Button – by Timo Sö Darts…

Small Basic Program Gallery – Listed By Category

12/08/15 UPDATE: Oculus Rift Ball Bounce and Batting Practice (games), Database Sample and Wavelength to RGP Converter (Productivity), Clown: Parsed Pixels (Graphical), and Pendulum (Sciences). On 11/17/15: Small Block Builder and Triple Six (Games). On 10/21/15: Pendulum Clock 2 (Graphical). On 9/3/13: Eora Duck Hunt. On 8/31: Starfield Simulator 2 (Graphical). On 7/8: Walking Man (Graphical). On…

How to convert text into Binary

This fantastic chart comes from today’s guest blogger, Liam McSherry. In Liam’s words… =============================   If anyone wants to know how to convert text into a series of binary digits, I quickly made this little graphic.   Note that this sort of system applies to all radices as a way of converting to them, with the divisor…

Small Basic – Elementary & Middle Student Testimonials

Last Updated: 06/23/16 – Added the video of kids using and talking about Small Basic. 09/23/15: JCGarrido’s son, Adrian, age 12. 11/28/14: Der_Programmier, age 9. 10/21/13: Added Anne’s son. 8/25/13: Added Lisa M’s daughter, Amber. This blog post is a work in progress. It will grow as we collect testimonials. Please add to it by leaving comments below. Please…

6 Lessons to learn Small Basic and graduate to Visual Basic!

Learn how to use Small Basic and to graduate to Visual Basic… in 6 steps! Lesson 1: Getting Started with Small Basic Lesson 1.1: Introduction to Small Basic – Estimated time to complete this sub-lesson: 30 minutes Lesson 1.2: Statements, Properties, and Operations  – Estimated time to complete this sub-lesson: 1 hour Lesson 1.3: Variables…

Small Basic Extensions Gallery

UPDATED 07/06/16: Added Oculus Rift/Oculus SB. On 03/05/16: Updated the ESL extension links. On 02/28/16: Added Jibba Jabba’s Small Basic Leaderboard, Extended Text Library (by jsakamoto), Fast 2D Graphics (by FuleSnabel), Kinect (by Synergist), Neural Network (by EzyMCP), and SquareBasic (by Benedikt Muessig). On 01/31/16: Added Fremy’s Extension as a featured extension. On 11/2/15: Added LitDev and EV3 Basic….

What are the 14 Keywords of Small Basic?

In the Small Basic FAQ, it mentions there are 14 keywords: What are the unique features of the Small Basic language? SizeThe Small Basic language consists of just 14 keywords. ========== Of the 14 keywords, we’ll cover 16 of them in this blog post: AndElseElseIfEndForEndIfEndSubEndWhileForGotoIfOrStepSubThenToWhile ========== Examples…  If, Then, EndIf If (Clock.Hour < 12) Then …

Small Basic Program Gallery

12/08/15 UPDATE: Oculus Rift Ball Bounce, Batting Practice, Database Sample, Wavelength to RGP Converter, Clown: Parsed Pixels, and Pendulum.  On 11/17/15: Added several Science related programs, Triple Six, and Small Block Builder. On 9/3/13: Added Eora Duck Hunt. On 6/29: Added SBCraft. On 6/12: Added String Searcher. On 5/22: Added Abacus Beads, Chomper, Go Simulator, Minesweeper,…

Small Basic 1.0 is here!

After more than two years of pre-release versions of Small Basic, we are finally releasing the 1.0 version.  Although we know that there a number of features we still haven’t implemented, we feel that Small Basic now has a solid set of the core features that make it useful to beginners.  We hope to get…

Small Basic Tutorials

If you are looking for a self-paced learning or teaching Small Basic tutorial, check out http://www.computerscienceforkids.com/microsoft-small-basic.  Phil Conrod has a passion for writing tutorials and books aimed at beginner programmers and he’s done an excellent job of covering all the fundamentals of Small Basic programming.  He has also published a faithful port of David Ahl’s…