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  • Blog Post: Small Basic - About Monthly Challenges

    This is a few thoughts from writing Small Basic forum monthly challenges for 3 years. Initially they started as weekly challenges, here is the first , which was in response to a discussion topic posted by Kirkkaf. However, the weekly setup was just too fast a turn-over. It was difficult to create...
  • Blog Post: WhTurner33's Small Basic Hourglass - Featured Program

    In our June Community Challenges: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/bda60a7e-e9f5-4be3-bcac-e81d160b1fc7/challenge-of-the-month-june-2014?forum=smallbasic This was one of our challenges: Solution for Community Suggestions (by ProfessionalOfSmallBasic) . 2. Make an Adjustable...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month - June 2014

    These monthly challenges come from our Small Basic Community Council member, litdev . 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...
  • Blog Post: SideScroller - Small Basic Featured Program

    Last month's challenges had vertical scrollers and so this month I suggested a platform type game. Here is the challenge: Game Challenge We have had the vertical scrolling game last month, so now it's the platform game. The challenge is to have some stationary platforms at varying heights...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenge of the Month - May 2014

    Another month of challenges from LitDev! Share your results in our forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/0fa31cf0-1957-469c-b878-7ca6728ff1b2/challenge-of-the-month-may-2014?forum=smallbasic These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - April Challenges! (no fooling)

    A brand new set of challenges from litdev ... 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...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month - March 2014

    These challenges come our way from litdev . The 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...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month! February 2014

    It's time for another set of Small Basic challenges! Thanks to LitDev for hosting this. And... Have fun! 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...
  • Blog Post: 4 Color Pattern Game - Small Basic Featured Program

    This game came from the December Challenges here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/39673f2b-1f37-465e-9401-c66455aff42a/challenge-of-the-month-december-2013?forum=smallbasic Game Challenge Write a clone of the Simon game. From NaochanON : Wednesday, December 04...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic December 2013 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 ! Please post your solutions...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: October 2013 - Small Basic Community Challenges!!!

    Go share your results in this forum thread from LitDev: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ad1e68b2-6b36-467f-b6c3-20671b0fd8e9/challenge-of-the-month-october-2013 These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to...
  • Blog Post: Swinging Pendulum - Small Basic Physics Challenge

    Today's featured program is a missile commander game from NaochanON . Here's the game: FWR293-1 This was one of the September Small Basic Challenges ... Physics Challenge Make a pendulum that swings as accurately as possible Using your mouse, click and hold the yellow circle...
  • Blog Post: A Missile Commander Game - Small Basic Featured Program

    Today's featured program is a missile commander game from NaochanON . Here's the game: SKL606 Download sounds ( missile ,alarm , bomb explosion ) from here . And save them in your "Program.directory". This game is part of the September Small Basic Monthly Challenges: http://social.msdn...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month - September 2013

    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...
  • Blog Post: Duck Shoot - Featured Small Basic Challenges

    In the August Challenges ... Game Challenge Write a DuckShoot game. Interface Challenge Write a fancy Game Opening screen for DuckShoot game - see above. We'll start with the opening screens... Nonki Takahashi's opening screen features a moving crosshairs: TLR995 . ...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic August Community Challenges!!!

    The challenges are put together by our awesome forum Moderator, LitDev! You can enter the challenge during the month of August 2013 in this forum thread . In his words... These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic July Challenges!

    Check out the July challenges and respond to them here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c80d0e11-66c8-4f11-b4b5-09851afaf67b/challenge-of-the-month-july-2013 There are a huge number of July challenges! Here they are... . Curriculum Challenge 2.1 (1) Write a program that draws...
  • Blog Post: The Arrow Can See You - Small Basic Monthly Challenge

    For the challenges this month... March Challenge of the Month Here is a challenge from Litdev... Graphical Challenge 2 Write a program with an arrow that rotates to always point towards the mouse. I'm featuring a solution created by Zock77 : SFP468 Have a great day...
  • Blog Post: Create a Metronome in Small Basic - Community Challenge

    For our March Challenge of the Month ... One of Nonki's Community Challenges was... (d) Create a metronome. And NaochanON created a great metronome! Click here to play with it: LWQ467-0 For fun, crank the pitch up to 195, and enjoy! You'd think the arm would fall off when going...
  • Blog Post: Create a Visually Fun Clock - Small Basic Challenge

    2/16/13 UPDATE: I added clock #4, Nonki's Pendulum Clock. ================= This is another one of our February Small Basic Coding Challenges from LitDev! Graphical Challenge Create a visually fun clock. #1. NaochanON 's Water Clock: TDG816-0 #2. Math Man 's Pi...
  • Blog Post: Drawing Butterflies and Hearts... USING ONLY CODE - Small Basic Featured Programs

    UPDATES : Added Nonki's heart as Heart #3 on 2/13. Added Nonki's butterfly as Butterfly #3 on 2/11. =========================== Check out our February Small Basic Coding Challenges from LitDev! Community challenges are from Math Man and Amir CPS. Today we're going to look at two challenges...
  • Blog Post: Light Beam Physics Challenge - Small Basic

    Make sure you check out LitDev's January challenges . Here's more info about his Physics Challenge: Light Beam! Physics Challenge Write a program to reflect a light beam off a rotated surface. Further challenge - make a game where the user must rotate the surfaces to get the beam to bounce...
  • Blog Post: Queens Chess Challenge - Small Basic

    Make sure you check out LitDev's January challenges . Here's more info about Amir CPS 's Challenge: 8-Queens! The 8-Queens problem in chess is to place 8 queens on a chess board such that none of the queens is threatening any of the others. The problem is to input the 8 columns of the queens on...
  • Blog Post: Christmas Trees - Small Basic Featured Programs

    As part of LitDev's December Challenges , Nonki suggested this Christmas Tree challenge: "Draw a Christmas tree - how about with flashing lights." First here's NaochanON 's version: Watch the program here . Just when you think nothing's going to happen, something does! =^) And now...
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