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Minecraft: Commands and Circuits

MakerKids - MakerKids - Bloor

Sunday, September 11, 2016
MakerKids - Bloor 2451 Bloor St W TorontoONCanada  M6S 1P7
Sunday, September 11, 2016
MakerKids - Bloor 2451 Bloor St W TorontoONCanada  M6S 1P7

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What's Included

FREE sampler class! One of the most popular videogames for kids and adults, Minecraft has been praised highly in gaming, tech, start-up and education, as it can spur kids’ imagination, technical and social skills. Minecraft is a sandbox game that allows players to build and create in a 3D world. In Minecraft, Redstone is the equivalent of electricity. It is both an energy source and can be used to transmit information, allowing players to power their world and invent unique contraptions and interactive systems. We will cover the basics of electricity with real world and game applications: signal length and strength, powering outputs (e.g. doors, lights, dispensers) and using inputs (e.g. buttons, light sensors, pressure plates). Kids can quickly start introducing objects like clocks, locks, hidden doors, traps, elevators, and more into their world. They then move on from basic logic gates (e.g. NOT, AND, OR) to circuits with more complex components and conditional statements (e.g. latches, t flip-flops, pulse generators, randomizers, binary adders). We will introduce slime blocks, blocks that other blocks can stick to and move with. Using slime blocks, kids can create flying machines and moving giant doors. Triggered by Redstone, command blocks can be enabled to execute even more powerful commands. This requires text based input and is a fun first experience with command syntax . At the end of the program, kids will be able to build large, complex contraptions (e.g. digital clocks, tic tac toe games) with understanding of electricity, logic and design. Untap the power of Minecraft with Redstone! Through playing Minecraft, kids are actively learning about electricity and invention. Program topics: Redstone and Electricity Basics Turning things On and Off (Inputs and Outputs) Signal Strength and Comparators Pulsed Signals Logic Gates Slime Block Mechanics Command Blocks

About This Organizer

We are the first and largest makerspace for kids in the world, and we run programs, camps and parties on topics like Robotics, Coding and Minecraft. Our goal is to help kids ages 8-12 move from being consumers to creators. 

 

MakerKids was named Best Kids’ Workshops by Toronto Life Magazine and one of the top ten awesome birthday parties in Toronto by Today’s Parent. Thousands of kids have participated in our programs. In the past we have done Content and Curriculum Development for clients like Intel and 3D Systems, and Professional Development services for clients such as the Toronto Public Library. We’ve been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more. Our Board of Advisors includes Dale Dougherty (CEO of Maker Media, MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire) and Massimo Banzi (CEO of Arduino). We are proud to be a Certified B Corporation.

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