Small Basic Guru – Nonki Takahashi’s "How to Make a Turtle Maze Game" on TechNet Wiki

It’s time to congratulate another June TechNet Guru winner!

Nonki Takahashi is our Small Basic TechNet Guru for June! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for June 2013.


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About Nonki: I am an amateur programmer.  I used to program with one of BASIC language on an 8-bit micro computer when I was a college student.  In 2010, I started to program with Microsoft Small Basic.  And I’m interested in making Go program and conveying the fun of programming.


Here is Nonki’s winning article:

Small Basic: How to Make a Turtle Maze Game



Here are all the June Small Basic winners:

Guru Award  Small Basic Technical Guru – June 2013  

Gold Award Winner


Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: How to Make a Turtle Maze Game RZ: “This is very cool. Nice layout, screenshots, and details instructions.”
Ed Price: “I love this article! It’s fun, and it takes you through the whole process in a fun and clear way, complete with great formatting, images, and code. Great job!”

Silver Award Winner


Jibba Jabba Development Map for Becoming a Good Programmer using Small Basic and MSDN RZ “Very useful information. Content is nicely structured.”
Ed Price: “This is an incredibly valuable resource!”

Bronze Award Winner


Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Did You Know? RZ: “Very useful information. Especially concerning known issues.”
Ed Price: “Chances are that you didn’t know that… which makes this article very valuable!”


I have a soft place in my heart for Small Basic, an investment for Microsoft to give to the community and to make programming so fun, social, and simple that 8 year olds love to learn it. I’m glad to see the new Small Basic category for June and that Jibba Jabba jumped in and gave Nonki a run for it! Thanks to both Nonki (with 6 great submissions) and to Jibba Jabba for their contributions! See all of Nonki’s June contributions here.



And here’s an excerpt from the article:



I wrote a Turtle Maze Game 1.56 (XHL585-5 ) as a Small Basic program.  In this article, I’d like to introduce how to create this kind of program.

I wrote this program with three phases.  Firstly I wrote a program just creates and shows a maze.  Secondly I wrote an AI (Artificial Intelligence) which solve the maze.  At last, I wrote an UI (user interface) to battle with the AI.





Read the rest here:

 Small Basic: How to Make a Turtle Maze Game


Thanks to Nonki Takahashi for your great contribution to the TechNet Guru contest! You can read about all the June winners here: TechNet Guru Award Winners – June 2013


Also, for the July Guru competition, see TechNet Guru Contributions for July 2013.


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Comments (3)

  1. I hope many people reach to and have interest in Small Basic.

  2. Nonki, I agree. I'm hoping this will help introduce some people to Small Basic!

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