Small Basic August 2016 Challenges: Breakout Game, Find & Replace, Fixed Numbers, and more!


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!

Post your solutions here:

Please post your solutions / partial solutions / questions / feedback etc. into this thread that will remain 'sticky' for the month.  The only rule is that your solution must use standard Small Basic methods (no extensions).

It would be good if people could post their problems with these challenges so that a discussion can start so that everyone can learn from each other.

We may extend these challenges over into a second month if solutions and questions are still coming in.

Text Challenge

Write a program to perform a 'find and replace' feature for text in a file.

Maths Challenge

Write a program to calculate display numbers with either a fixed number of significant figures or fixed number of decimal places.

Game Challenge

Write a breakout type game

Check out the Community Suggestion Challenges also made sticky for a month

  • Optical Illusions (By Yvan) - LINK
  • Avatar Generator (By Nonki) - LINK
  • The Kodalith effect (By Yvan) - LINK

Do you have an idea for a future challenge? Please post it here!


Have a Small and Basic month!

  • LitDev &
  • Ninja Ed