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by owen
Feb 18, 2019 2:59
Forum: Projects
Topic: FB_GUI V1.20.4 (New Release Oct 29, 2011)
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Re: FB_GUI V1.20.4 (New Release Oct 29, 2011)

gui's are cool.
soon i will share my limited understanding of fltk, gtk and the many other fb community gui's with the kids in the pi.
at the moment my goal is to keep them focused on cnc stuff (cad / cam )
by owen
Jan 23, 2019 19:28
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

congrats to the Imortis wish you well for such a task. and congrats to the FB community... let's move forward. and to dodicat, wow, 40 years in service on the big blue u got my respect for that in itself. im ex squid 6 yrs submarine service (85 - 91). once 7.5 months under with only snorkeling for a...
by owen
Jan 23, 2019 18:52
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

I head to the PI tomorrow. At the moment I am home doing some last minute things like take the Christmas lights off the roof (maybe). Actually i'm constepating about that idea rather i thought i would try to figure out how to use CURL and hopefully share it with the kids in the pi but im retarded cu...
by owen
Nov 30, 2018 12:42
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

Although Sir Emerson is unfamiliar with freeBASIC (for the moment), he is a good candidate for understanding freeBASIC. However he works a full time job and his contribution to the project may better serve as a math teacher and other things for example, he will soon be helping them build the frame t...
by owen
Nov 30, 2018 12:14
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

The fbcadcam Philippines project is about freeBASIC but also much more.
We are fortunate indeed that Sir Emerson (an engineer who works in a pudding factory) is part of this project.

https://www.fbcadcam.net/forum/viewtopi ... p=531#p527
by owen
Nov 25, 2018 15:28
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

Now on to the beef (heart) of the matter: Are they learning how to program in FreeBASIC? Well yes and no. No, because they have a long way to go. Yes, because they are almost at that Tipping Point. UC to me the idea of learning how to program starts off at a Tipping Point. They are very very close ....
by owen
Nov 25, 2018 15:13
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

On a lighter note: I like beer. I encourage self lubrication with such liquids and to (keep it cool) if and when possible.
by owen
Nov 25, 2018 14:58
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

I thought to share with this community that last post because I find it to be fitting. Perhaps it would be better to say I find it to be an idea worth sharing. freeBASIC has matured over the years through the effort of a few generous people ie. FB DEV in which their effort is so easily blemished via...
by owen
Nov 25, 2018 14:33
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

It's been awhile since I have updated this community with what's going on in the Philippines. They are taking things in stride if you will. They mentioned in a recent post on there Facebook page that some of the new programmers are curious to know what this is all about. So I replied with a message ...
by owen
Nov 03, 2018 14:09
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

The idea of this project is that they will learn how to program in freeBASIC. I am trying to give them every possible opportunity to learn. The FB CAD project is just one of many mechanisms with the intent of inspiring creativity. In my mind I think it is helpful to be creative. Creativity is a comp...
by owen
Nov 03, 2018 13:57
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

I purchased FbCadCam's first CNC machine. I will be taking it with me when I go to the Philippines last week of January through first week of February.
https://youtu.be/gtJ5Z3phDhs
by owen
Oct 26, 2018 13:42
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

I have informed them that they need to engage with you guys. They are very polite and respectful people but they are also very very new to programming. So do not think that your posts are being ignored it's just that they need that extra little bit of instruction. Somehow someway I will get them to ...
by owen
Oct 26, 2018 13:31
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

Using Skype for training has been challenging to say the least. I purchased 10 laptops, 10 headsets, a widescreen TV and a Android digibox for them for this purpose. Also high speed internet from pldt (the best telcomm service available for that area). I have been able to share my screen with them w...
by owen
Oct 26, 2018 11:44
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

Ok fxm activated
Welcome and thank you.
by owen
Oct 26, 2018 2:56
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: my best effort
Replies: 123
Views: 7182

Re: my best effort

I designed the code to gradually introduce more advanced concepts to them, once they have grasped everything at that level. Right now, the overall concepts they'll need to learn are (in order of appearance in the code):


very well though out paul. thanks.
we'll follow your lead.

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