Blast Programs, Incorporated was founded by two alumni of Archbishop Molloy High School in 2007, under the original name of C^2 Programs, Inc., taken from the first letters of the two founders' last names. We spent about a year developing calculator software, most of which was highly impractical (screen-savers, for example, as well as simple drawings/graphs). We went online about a year later, in 2008. Since then, we have expanded our membership and come to provide useful programs. Also in the years since, we have broadened our programming ability (well, for some members) beyond TI-BASIC with several brief adventures in assembly and lower-level languages.
We at Blast have learned, the hard way, the importance of having good math and science programs for tests, and games for that endless, boring class (for example, Calculus for Dummies: Part 1). We also know the importance of having them actually work, especially during tests, when there is little time for troubleshooting. In my travels, I have encountered many calculator programs that don't work, either because they are poorly coded or require other elements to work, which may be deleted in a memory clear. We provide a guarantee that our software will not encounter this problem. However, because of the limitations imposed on our programming capabilities by the language we use, sometimes it is necessary that programs use subroutines or other elements. In this case, we will make every effort to ensure that all needed elements are easy to replace, without needing to hook up to the computer again and waste your precious time (as the user).
This brings us to this site's contents. There are four software pages on this site. The first two are obvious: Math and Science and Games. The next, Miscellaneous has any completed programs that do not fall into those categories. On this page, we will also post links to popular outside sources and information about hiding programs from teachers (always a plus), password protection, and more. The fourth provides incomplete and often unstable Alpha/Beta software. The contents of these program pages are accessible only to site members. Membership is completely free with no strings attached. Everything else on this site ¡ª the forums, tutorials, and more ¡ª are open to all site visitors.
As new programs are developed, constructed, tested, and finalized, they will be posted here. Check back for news and updates.