Small Basic July Challenges - Rotating Text, Chain with Physics, Polygon Shapes, and the Snake Game Challenge!

You can enter the challenge here:

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 / 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.

Graphics Challenge

Create some text that rotates in a circle


Physics Challenge

Make a chain by joining small balls that moves realistically when you drag an end with the mouse

Maths Challenge

Create a subroutine to draw 3, 4, 5... sided regular sided polygon shapes with equal area or equal total perimeter

Game Challenge

Create an axon type game.  See

Community Suggestions

  • Code Sample (By Nonki) - LINK
  • Snake game (By AbsoluteBeginner) - LINK
  • JUPITERs moons (ByYLed) - LINK
  • Names database (By martmen) - LINK
  • Auto Loan Calculator (By YLed) - LINK


Nokia Snake 3.11: Check out this version of the snake game commonly ...

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


We look forward to seeing your solutions in the forum thread:


The Snake Game is going to be a fun one, and we already have one version:


Small and Basically yours,

LitDev and...

Ninja Ed