Microsoft partners with IGNITE Worldwide to teach 54 High School girls how to code with Microsoft Small Basic

How’s that for a blog title? Microsoft Small Basic is partnering with IGNITE Worldwide to run workshops that teach girls to code! In 6 workshops (from February to May), we’ll teach 414 girls to code! Coupled together with Microsoft DigiGirlz and local Girls Who Code efforts, in the next four years, we expect to see…

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Small Basic Game Programming – Bowling Game

I wrote a bowling game program for Challenge of the Month – March 2017.  So, today, I’d like to introduce how to write a bowling game in Small Basic. Create Images At first, I made two images – pin and ball.  I drew them with PowerPoint shapes, grouped them and saved as picture files. Draw Rough Game…

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Small Basic – Train

Today, I’d like to introduce Small Basic programs that show trains. Bit Train Games BPF583 by Tryhest click on left lever to select train path click on right lever to open/close path Choo Choo Anim TWD975 by Tryhest TGV Anim RBT198 by Tryhest Train Simulator CKS893 by Nonki Thank you Tryhest for sharing train programs.  I’ve inspired from them…

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Tinkering Arduino and Small Basic

Last October, I wrote about Arduino Sample Programs in this blog.  After that I posted a thread to summarize Arduino programs in Small Basic forum. Today I will introduce some images of programs in the thread. LED Simulator NHC457 by Tryhest LED Signal Circuit Graphics GZN399-2 by Nonki LED Simulator (Retouched Ver.) NCH457-0 by YLed VGA Controller…

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December 2016 Small Basic Guru Awards!!! Accessibility and Troubleshooting abound!

Here are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, December 2016 !!!! This blog post highlights the Small Basic category. To see all the awards, head here: December 2016 TechNet Guru Winners!    . So, as it turns out, I took the medals:  Small Basic Technical Guru – December 2016  Ed Price – MSFT Small Basic Accessibility: Enlarging the text and Hiding…

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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 – Creating Bart Simpsons’ head in 3D!

This comes from Tryhest. He started with a work in progres: 3d bart skull DWT117   He then continued adding facetes: KBV119 optimized code structure removed dot display facet counter added finished forehead added intro anim still 30% to go Here’s the texture he used for the skin: Next came this update: 75% done BGX735…

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Who will be crowned the First Small Basic Guru of 2017!!

Maybe that title should end in question marks, like this… Who will be crowned the First Small Basic Guru of 2017?? Anyhoo… Time for a fresh start! [The Guru is the means of realisation. “There is no knowledge without a teacher.”] We’re looking for the first Gurus of 2017!! All you have to do is…

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Small Basic – Artificial Neuron

I wrote a program about simple artificial neuron (PQK191).  This neuron has two inputs x1, x2 and one output y.  And the output can be shown as: y = f(x1*w1 + x2*w2 + b). While, w1, w2 are weights, b is bias and f() is unit step function. f(x) = 1 (x ≧ 0) f(x)…

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