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…

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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…


Why Microsoft Small Basic? Why not Scratch or Alice?

This was originally written up by the Small Basic creator, Vijay Raji… “Both Scratch and Alice are great tools that help beginners learn the concepts of programming. They are doing so by enabling people to write “codeless” programs. Small Basic is taking a different approach by introducing code as a first-class concept.”   Another great Codeless Programming Language/IDE is…


Tap into Small Basic Forum

When you are learning Small Basic programming, you may stack on your debugging.  I recommend to utilize lots of resources about Small Basic as following steps. Search in TechNet Wiki.  Small Basic Portal may help you. Search in Small Basic Forum. Ask question in Small Basic Forum. To search in Small Basic Forum, (1) use…

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Small Basic Monthly Challenges for November 2013

Thanks to LitDev for hosting the monthly challenges! 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 SmallBasic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN!…

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Eora Duck Hunt – Small Basic Featured Game

New game in Jibba Jabba’s words:   It only runs locally, NOT in the browser. You can import using id  XCC705-1 Or here’s the browser link for a quick look, but it won’t run in the browser:  http://smallbasic.com/program/?XCC705-1 It’s called Eora Duck Hunt because that’s the Australian Aboriginal language group I belong to. It also…

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Small Basic – How to Create an Extension Using VB.NET

It’s time for another guest blogger! This one is from Noah Buscher. Find the latest version of this article on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic: How to Create an Extension Using VB.NET   This article is about how to create a simple extension that you can build on for Small Basic (Microsoft). To get started you will…

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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 for Little Kids Series – Pong

  It was a beautiful sunny weekend, and wife’s mandate of father-son bonding was to be obeyed…  So, after a bike ride, it’s time for some coding.  Small Basic, that is. My little boy has been bugging me about game programming.  After some convincing, he settled on Pong, not entirely sure what Pong is. Having in…