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! Post your solutions here!…

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Small Basic – Language Packs

This blog is about how to use Small Basic with different regional langauges. Available Languages Using Small Basic with different languages has grown.  Version 1.2 now supports the following languages. English Arabic Czech German Spanish French Hebrew Croatian Icelandic Italian Japanese Korean Dutch Polish Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal) Russian Turkish Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) More…

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Small Basic Challenges of the Month – January 2017 (featuring Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, and golf putting)

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 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 /…

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Small Basic Challenges of the Month (November 2016): Scrolling Text Banner, SB Logo, Turtle Mascot, Tic Tac Toe, and Checkers!

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 Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN! Participate here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e1b8c677-1592-41cf-b8b5-018ade0d728e/challenge-of-the-month-november-2016?forum=smallbasic Please post…

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Small Basic – Arduino Sample Programs

This March LitDev introduced about Arduino on this blog.  Today, I’d like to introduce my Small Basic programs using Arduino. The first one is the IR Turtle controller (HLT038). The circuit is like (GZN399): The Arduino program irdemo.ino is from osoyoo.com.  More details about this program are described here. The second one is a thermometer…

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Multitasking in Small Basic

Screen shot of a program Macrophotography slides show with 2 music song in asynchrome LD mode
Screen shot of a program Macrophotography slides show with 2 music song in asynchrome LD mode

Key Point of Multitasking What is the difference between single tasking and multitasking? If two or more tasks work at the same time, some (hardware or software) resources should be shared among them.  The resources may be mouse, timer, variables, or object properties. LDCall Object in LitDev Extension There is a useful object LDCall in…

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Small Basic Challenges of the Month – September 2016

Welcome to the September challenges, hosted by LitDev! Please jump in with your solutions in this forum thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/07602dcd-a13d-4470-b59f-8aa55878af45/challenge-of-the-month-september-2016?forum=smallbasic   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 Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be…

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Small Basic – Downloading the LitDev Extension

So, I was downloading the LitDev extension for Small Basic onto a new computer, and I thought I’d blog about it while it was fresh in my mind! =^) If you haven’t tried the LitDev extension, you’re depriving yourself of awesome!   Here’s the API Reference: http://litdev.org/LitDev.html   Here are some highlights of objects/classes in…

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Small Basic Featured Programs – Multi-Colored Spirals

In the June Challenges, LitDev included a great Graphics Challenge: Graphics Challenge: Draw a multi-coloured spiral   And the challenge began! Coding Cat started us off on June 1st: I love the graphics challenge. It turns out I wrote a double spiral program as one of my first forays into Small Basic. 🙂 Import code: QSP181…


Small Basic July Challenges – Rotating Text, Chain with Physics, Polygon Shapes, and the Snake Game Challenge!

You can enter the challenge here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e0606b7b-bd23-45b5-9339-abefe62cf42d/challenge-of-the-month-july-2016?forum=smallbasic 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 Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be…