During this class, we explore modifying this popular game. If your kid wants to unleash their inner hacker to make their favorite game more fun, they will love this course!
Minecraft is a popular world-building game that lets kids build amazing virtual creations inside the Minecraft universe. In addition to LEGO-style block-construction features, Minecraft also features electro-mechanical simulation objects including Redstone (electricity), switches, gates and pistons.
Students learn the ins and outs of this virtual electro-mechanical system in Minecraft and end up learning a lot about electronics and circuits along the way!
Minecraft is coded using the Java programming language and the developers made it very easy to extend the game with your own customizations.
Students learn to use Java to create their own custom items, armor and mobs in Minecraft. Students will be exposed to all fundamental aspects of object-oriented coding, including classes, methods, logic, loops, variables and coding design. We recommend that students are comfortable typing on a keyboard before starting any of our Minecraft Modding projects.