John Fisher is a Liberty BASIC programmer who has used Liberty BASIC to accomplish some really amazing tasks. Would you believe that Liberty BASIC could control a bank of individual lights? How about a program to evaluate human reaction time?
Read all about the projects on his webpages, including lots of great pictures, and downloadable files!
From John Fisher's Websites:
An 8-light DiscoLitez rig controlled by Liberty Basic.
This is about a bar of mains lamps controlled from your computer's parallel printer port. It gave me a chance to get my computer interacting with the real world & humans in an impressive way. (I am a teacher...) Possibly even useful.. & I do come from the home of Bridgwater & Taunton carnivals!
Human Reaction Time Project
An on-going programming and human performance project. Carried out at Taunton School, UK, 1990-99
The full suite of programs gathered anonymously the times of sets of 50 consecutive tests of reaction speed to a visual stimulus. In addition the sex, age and handedness were requested, as all three seemed likely to be associated. The results of my students and colleagues doing several of these 50-test runs was that I could average them, and analyse by sex, etc.
The original programs were written for the Acorn computers so widely used in the UK. I had despaired of writing such programs easily until I discovered Liberty BASIC for the PC & rewrote the LB programs. Best thing out for Windows programs- FAR easier than Visual BASIC for beginners to use.
ICT Co-ordinator, Taunton School