Lego Mindstorms EV3 extension for Small Basic – EV3 Basic!!!

Using the EV3 extension for Small Basic 1.2, you can use Small Basic to program your Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots! This is a great next step for teachers and parents looking to lay the groundwork on their kids’ futures and careers. Lego Mindstorms is a big step toward engineering and computer development, and programming your robots on…


Small Basic 1.2 Released with Kinect Support and Bug Fixes

Michael Scherotter is a Media Experience Evangelist at Microsoft who works with media companies to help them build apps, works with 3D printer manufacturers to help them write drivers, and is part of the Small Basic development team who brought Kinect objects to Small Basic 1.2.  We are excited to announce that a new version…

31

Small Basic 1.1 is here!

Starting last year, we began the journey of continuing development on Microsoft Small Basic. It’s a new team assembled across Microsoft in a new world of devices and platforms. As you can imagine, we’re taking one step at a time. This is not a large step, but it’s an important step. Please join us in…


Small Basic on Mac

Today I’m writing this blog on my Mac mini.  Today’s topic is how Small Basic programs run on Mac. Silverlight Silverlight plug-in supports Safari (browser for Mac OS X).  So published Small Basic programs can be run on Safari.  On Mac, some fonts are in common with Windows such like Arial, Courier New, Times New…

5

Small Basic Featured Program – Solar System

Today’s featured program is a great animated Solar System by a young Small Basic developer. In the words of his parent, “This program, developed by my 12 years old son, Adrian, provides a planet movement simulation, with an acurate rotation period simulation”. This is a screenshot of the prgram and you can import it with…

7

Small Basic Featured Program – Gravity Simulator

This is a Gravity Simulation by Zock77, the import code is FHS907. It includes self interaction between orbiting satellites – they attract each other. The gravitational force attracting objects is given by Newton.  If the object masses are M and m and their separation is r, then the force of attraction is: F = GMm/r2 G…

2

Small Basic – GetSettingsFilePath

There are only 16 keywords and 20 objects in Small Basic, and I’ve been playing with Small Basic for a few years now and thought I was pretty familiar with them. I discovered one I have never used before following a post by Pappa Lapub in this forum thread Need help figuring out a way…

1

Small Basic – Traffic Light Challenge

One of this month’s forum challenges was to create a traffic light system. Graphics Challenge 2 Draw a traffic light that changes through the correct lighting sequence, perhaps using the Timer object. We have 2 great answers in, the first by Martin from Germany. And the second by NaochanOn from Japan which uses different coloured…

4

Brighten up everyone’s day! Become a shining September Small Basic Guru!

As we in the Northern hemisphere watch the leaves turn brown, and the days grow shorter once more, we mourn the onset of darkness and cold. Winter is coming, and it may be a long one! (heard that somewhere before…) SO my mighty guru word warriors, light up our hearts and minds with words of wisdom!…

1