Glenside Computing Challenges

Welcome to the first of a continuing series of Glenside Challenges. We challenge you to play harder, think smarter, research and learn. Expand your reach in classic 8-bit computing with the TRS-80 Color Computer!

Coming soon to a galaxy near you…

There will be loot! There will be glory!
  • Programming Challenges
  • 4k programming (keep it under 4 kilobytes)
  • Little Man Computer
    (simple assembly language challenge)
  • Create a puzzle/game
  • BASIC Madlib generator
  • Write a new song using Lyra or midi notation (link to Lyra documentation)
    Or UltiMusE III
  • ugbasic – challenge to create an app that works on multiple supported platforms Port your BASIC to another system!

    Choose one of these, do your daring best –
    & submit!
  • Live Triathalon Gaming!
  • Donkey Kong – Remix
  • Double Back
  • Defender
  • Are you ready?
  • Graphic Drawing – using a CoCo on-platform and the programs of your choice!

    CoCoMax II, CoCoMax III,
    ColorMax Deluxe,
    Colormax 3, The Rat?
  • Distinct age classes
    12 and under
    13-20 and

    We want YOU to step up to the 6809 challenges!

    If you don’t have access to a CoCo, use the online XROAR emulator when possible! Or download one to your local computer. Or use the CoCoPi on a RaspberryPi

We have some generous donations that will be used to entice your participation. If you have something you would like to donate we would happily accept. We already have some pretty cool swag!

  • CoCoSDC
  • Color Computer 2
  • CoCoIO
  • PLAYER ONE – T-Shirt
  • And maybe more!