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Learn to Code (& teach!) for FREE with FUZE BASIC

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In 2013 FUZE Technologies Ltd launched the FUZE for Raspberry Pi. The FUZE is an award winning and highly respected personal computer designed specifically to make teaching and learning to code as easy as possible. To further expand availability of their coding platform FUZE are pleased to announce that FUZE BASIC is now available for FREE for Windows.  This is a no-string’s FREE as no purchase or registration is needed, and there are no restricted features.  Furthermore it includes lots of learning resources, tutorials, lesson plans and PDF project worksheets. Again, all for free.

Whilst Scratch and similar environments make for a great start into the world of coding, it’s a big step to go from Scratch to advanced languages such as Python. Taking this step Jon Silvera – FUZE Technologies MD – argues, is like ‘taking a young child who was happily playing in the shallow end of a pool, taking off their armbands and throwing them into the deep end with no support’.

“BASIC was my first language back in the late 1980s, and I owe my interest in computing to the low barrier to entry and smooth learning curve that it offers.” - Eben Upton CBE, founder and former trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and now CEO of Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd. 

FUZE BASIC fills this gap, turning an existing Windows PC, Linux system or even a Raspberry Pi into an accessible coding and electronics workstation that inspires and encourages learning. With an updated interface, more help and more commands than ever, FUZE BASIC is the perfect stepping-stone language for learning to code. It requires no programming experience and offers incredible freedom for creativity and learning.

Equally important is that FUZE BASIC does not require a background in programming to be able to teach it.  Simply install and follow the free curriculum mapped projects and you’ll soon have your students way ahead of the curriculum.  FUZE coding gets children of all ages excited, enthused and eager to learn more. 

BASIC is a fantastic, intuitive language with which to learn programming.David Braben, CEO Frontier Developments (Elite Dangerous and the co-author of the original Elite on the BBC Micro) & co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Projects not requiring additional hardware, of which there are many, are FREE to download. The FUZE website also lists additional hardware projects that can be purchased.

For more information, and to download FUZE BASIC please visit
https://www.fuze.co.uk/get-fuze-basic.html

About FUZE Technologies:

UK-based FUZE Technologies Ltd has its roots in home computers and programming. Our many years of experience in the computer industry and our passion for technology innovation and computer programming have positioned us perfectly to expand our business into Programmable Computers and Electronics.  The last 3 years has seen the development of the FUZE for Raspberry Pi computer and now FUZE BASIC for Windows, Linux and soon Android too.  The team also travels the country delivering workshops, teacher training, computer clubs. For more information see https://www.fuze.co.uk/workshops.html