Course Overview

Become a part of the incredible Maker Movement by using one of the most popular and exciting games on the planet – Minecraft!

In this course you will make your own world, blocks and structures, and even experiment with different materials to create physical game controllers. As a Mini Maker at Fire Tech Camp, you will be thrown into an intensive mix of creativity, gaming and engineering and come out of it with an impressive command of important computing concepts, practical making skills, and an enhanced understanding of how to expand and enjoy your Minecraft universe.

This camp is ideal for junior makers aged 9-12. Older children and teenagers who want to get hands-on with Minecraft and Computer Science should check out Modding Minecraft with Java.

During this course, students will:

  • Learn the basis of gameplay in Minecraft
  • Create a 3D world using cross-platform tools
  • Customise blocks using skins, attributes and behaviours
  • Build and importing complex structures with MCEdit

Available Dates

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Minecraft and Computing

Minecraft has many features, which allow for both educational and creative development. Students enhance core skills through game play such as logic, strategy, creativity and problem solving. Through this course students can also gain experience in core computing concepts such as conditions, loops, inputs/outputs and iteration. Students will also have the opportunity to explore physical design and electronics while making a Mini Minecraft controller using a Makey Makey.

We have explored some of the educational and computing benefits of Minecraft on our blog. Read our post on The Benefits of Learning with Minecraft to find out more.

You will be provided with all the equipment and tools you need for this course.

**The game controller prototypes will be made with a Makey Makey which will remain with Fire Tech Camp - students are welcome to bring their own Makey Makey for this task, meaning they can take home a functioning custom controller and continue to work with it independently in their free time.