#1✎ 205TheV360Pokemon Is Awesome!I love Pokemon!Express YourselfFirst DayJoined on the very first day of SmileBASIC SourceWebsiteNight PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express YourselfPi STARTER is a Raspberry Pi image that runs SmileBASIC. It is sorta based on the PasocomMini's version of SmileBASIC, but without the emulation, and with more support for stuff like 3DS programs and gamepads.
Pi STARTER will only run on the Raspberry Pi computer. While sounding like it's a kit, it's only the disk image on an microSD card.
What we know
Normal SmileBASIC, with some extensions allowing for HTTP stuff
It can run 3DS SmileBASIC programs.
Based on Raspbian
Pretty much the Pasocom Mini, but with a good Pi powering it (Raspberry Pi 3 B and B+)
No release date yet? A forum is up, so release must be close.
No US/EU release. Hope it comes to us too.
More "maker" focused. (Some Google API API for reading Japanese text easily, Raspberry Pi GPIO pin maps, breadboards, LCD screens)
Japanese site: Link
Japanese Twitter: Link
All Screenshots: Link↓ The boot screen
↓ The main menu. Controllable with either mouse or keyboard. Has options for gamepads and the SMILE button.
↓ What appears to be the updater, showing an empty progress bar?
↓ The console. Note that there are png files and subfolders.
↓ The editor screen. Seems like there will be either resolution settings or zoom levels, based on another screenshot.
↓ The GPIO Monitor, or at least a guide for it.
↓ SOLID GUNNER-R
↓ GAME4_SHOOTER running in XSCREEN 4, proving that 3DS programs run.
↓ A Raspberry Pi with a HAT on. The small screen is mirroring the larger screen's drawings, using the GPIO commands.
↓ A small clock, probably also running off SmileBASIC. SPECULATION: Could SmileBASIC code compile to Arduino code? I saw a sorta Arduino-like device in another image. (Arduboy, anyone?)
#2✎ 459aucepsosu! Is Awesome!I love osu!Express YourselfThird YearMy account is over 3 years oldWebsiteAvatar TabooI didn't change my avatar for 180 daysWebsiteWow, SB's really branching out now.
EDIT: What immediately comes to my mind is a 3DS-esque machine powered by a SB Pi.
#3✎ 952snail_HelperReceived for being very helpful around SmileBASIC SourceAchievementsOSP Contest 2 Contest ParticipantI participated in the second SmileBASIC Source OSP Contest!Night PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express YourselfSo the software won't be available separately?
#4✎ 33PlancakeIntermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesReadingI like to read books!HobbiesThere's so many possibilities with this, making a D.I.Y. gaming system could be made so much easier!
this would be especially useful because I don't know how to make anything decent with Python, and am more comfortable with BASIC, but it's too bad that it might not release outside of Japan.
#5✎ 974YttriaHead AdminImportant things I saw:
- PNG spritesheets/images
- Top Menu buttons: BASIC instruction demo, Options, Update built-in software, Write program, Tips Viewer, Paint Tool, GPIO Monitor [nice], File Management
Notably lacking: cloud server file management. I suspect that FM button launches the file viewer also included in the screenshots, so...
- Builtin file manager does include "Mount / detach USB storage" and "Download files" commands but the scope isn't know and the lack of an "upload" makes me think that download doesn't refer to the public key system. Even with HTTP, I doubt they'd get rid of the security they have in needing to go through the NN service... it waits for more information.
- Options include input configuration, "tool settings," "audio," but most exciting to me:
- "Auto Start:" [None] [Default] [Smile [Program] 1] [Smile 2] this sounds like a way to run programs on boot, which I've been talking about for a while now. (Default vs. None is probably whether to print the splash)var v$=system$("sudo shutdown -h now")- And of course the demonstration of an RPG with two users connected and a chat system as a hint at http multiplayer capabilities
- Apparently Ctrl-O toggles a "safe area" around the screen
- Seems to be based on pcmini but with additional raspi features
- Compatible with 3DS programs (with the exception of changed instructions), but again no real indication of how you get them on there without typing them out. It is important that it supports a 3DS-like screen mode, I guess
- I think I remember it being compatible with other USB hardware as well e.g. drawing tablets, so you can make osu! in SB or whatever
Raspberry Pi 3、キーボード、マウス、電源、HDMI入力対応TVは別途ご用意ください。
＊Raspberry Pi 3 Model B専用 (他の機種については動作確認が取れ次第応予定
The product is offered as a microSD card only.
Raspberry Pi 3, keyboard, mouse, power supply, HDMI input compatible TV sold separately.
In order to perform authentication and updating, it is also required to have an environment that allows you to connect to the internet via wired cable.
*exclusive for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (for other models, operation will be confirmed)
#7✎ 459aucepsosu! Is Awesome!I love osu!Express YourselfThird YearMy account is over 3 years oldWebsiteAvatar TabooI didn't change my avatar for 180 daysWebsite
Its only 36 dollars?
36 dollars is for a microSD with SB on it.
After the port is developed, it really isn't that expensive to buy some cheap microSD cards and copy the product onto them.
If it sells okay, they'll definitely make their money back.
#9✎ 260ProKukuAvatar TabooI didn't change my avatar for 180 daysWebsiteFinal(?) Contest Runner UpI placed 2nd in the (possibly) final SmileBASIC Source Contest! October 2018Programming ContestCthulhuJoin the cultEaster EggsIs this going to be on the 3ds? Just checking to be sure.
#10✎ 260ProKukuAvatar TabooI didn't change my avatar for 180 daysWebsiteFinal(?) Contest Runner UpI placed 2nd in the (possibly) final SmileBASIC Source Contest! October 2018Programming ContestCthulhuJoin the cultEaster Eggs
Is this going to be on the 3ds? Just checking to be sure.
You're not understanding. This is kind of like the Pasocom mini (not really but sort-of), since it runs SmileBASIC on a raspberry pi. Its just a new platform for SmileBASIC basically.
Ok, I just checked out what Raspberry pi and pasocom mini were. makes a lot more sense now lol. I sure hope it does come to America; it would be awesome to use.
#11✎ 952snail_HelperReceived for being very helpful around SmileBASIC SourceAchievementsOSP Contest 2 Contest ParticipantI participated in the second SmileBASIC Source OSP Contest!Night PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express YourselfSo if there is no central download service but instead a HTTP mechanism... would this mean SBS would have to start hosting a download service if we want to support PiSTARTER? We totally *could* support keys and everything and someone would have to make a fancy browser client.
#12✎ 169612Me21Syntax HighlighterReceived for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBSNight PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express YourselfWe could also just use any existing file hosting service if someone wants to write code for it.
#13✎ 59atm959Avatar TabooI didn't change my avatar for 180 daysWebsiteThird YearMy account is over 3 years oldWebsiteZelda Is Awesome!I love The Legend Of Zelda!Express YourselfThis is very neat! I hope that this will be completed, translated, and released internationally!
#14✎ 34PetitProfessorWould anybody be interested in buying my pasocommini? Still has the box/stickers and I’ll even throw in a pi power cable.
#16✎ 36Mr_MoPromoted PageMy page was promoted on SmileBASIC Source!AchievementsVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesZelda Is Awesome!I love The Legend Of Zelda!Express YourselfHow much would you be interested in selling it for?
#17✎ 205TheV360Pokemon Is Awesome!I love Pokemon!Express YourselfFirst DayJoined on the very first day of SmileBASIC SourceWebsiteNight PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express YourselfOn September 9th, Pi STARTER will be available to purchase online via this site. Preorders have already started, but I think they're only available at the physical shop.
Edit: Sold out, but you can get it here.
#18✎ 952snail_HelperReceived for being very helpful around SmileBASIC SourceAchievementsOSP Contest 2 Contest ParticipantI participated in the second SmileBASIC Source OSP Contest!Night PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express YourselfMost interesting about the manual is the complete lack of BG functions. It should be easy to clone SB BGs using just sprites though.