Small Basic Challenges of the Month – July 2017

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! Contribute to the challenges in…

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Finish June Strong – Small Basic Challenges and Guru Wiki Contest!

First of all, what are the June Small Basic Challenges? Challenge of the Month – June 2017 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…

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Small Basic Challenges of the Month – May 2017

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! Reply in this forum thread with…


Small Basic – Challenges of the Month (April 2017)

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! Submit your programs here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dae04eac-4e52-449c-b2fe-03de9ca7520a/challenge-of-the-month-april-2017?forum=smallbasic…

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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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