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Minecraft Engineering

Ages 9 to 12   |   Updated from Minecraft Electronics

2 Week Virtual Course (10 days, Mon - Fri)

Option 1: Morning Session 09:00 – 12:15
Option 2: Afternoon Session 13:15 – 16:30

£375.00

Digital Engineering with our online Minecraft Redstone course

Redstone is Minecraft’s equivalent of electricity, and your child will begin by harnessing this energy to create the different logic gates with our new online Minecraft Redstone lessons. They'll then learn how these logic gates can be combined to create circuits and complex electronic items such as calculators, elevators and more. And, ultimately, they'll bring all these skills together to design and build an amazing adventure full of challenges, surprises and puzzles that players must navigate if they are to see the course through to its exciting climax.

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About this course

In our online Minecraft Redstone course, kids will be taken on a fascinating journey through the fundamentals of electronics. They'll start with the simple concept of binary, where any two states (e.g. up and down, or on and off) can be represented by a 0 or 1.  

Then, using truth tables, (a mathematical table used for logic,) they'll learn about the different logic gates and their possible outputs. Once these gates have been mastered, your child will combine them to create real-world applications, giving them a deeper understanding of how everything reduces back down to Binary.

As their course progresses, the Minecraft Redstone tutor will teach more complex tasks. Towards the end of the online Minecraft classes, your child’s imagination will go into overdrive as they fully grasp the limitless possibilities of being an electronic inventor. 

Finally, they'll use these skills to design and implement an adventure course that you will can navigate on the final day.

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  • Course Duration
    2 weeks (Monday - Friday)
  • Hours per Day
    3 hours (morning or afternoon)
  • Screen Breaks
    1 x 15 minutes
  • Lesson Time
    30 Hours

What your child will learn

  • Redstone (Comparison to Electricity, OFF and ON States, Power) 
  • Logic Gates (NOT, OR, AND, NOR, NAND, XOR) 
  • Circuits (Clocks, Pulse, Memory Cells) 
  • Minecraft Commands (Teleport, Spawn) 
  • Console commands and command blocks 
  • Building an obstacle course

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Required Specifications

Internet speed requirements

  • 5Mbps download speed and 3Mbps upload speed (per user)
  • If using FunTech Virtual Machine at least 6Mbps download speed and 6Mbps upload speed; lower speeds will work, but the quality of the remote computer experience will deteriorate (per user)
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Minimum system requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later or OS X 10.9 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3210 / AMD A8-7600 APU or equivalent 
  • Memory: 4GB (4,096MB) RAM
  • Free HDD space: 1GB 
  • Graphics requirements known as GPU (Graphics Processing Unit): any GPU that supports OpenGL 4.4
  • Hardware: keyboard, mouse, and headset with microphone

 

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Would you like FunTech to check your system?

FunTech can check your system meets the minimum requirements prior to the start of the course for £5.00 a full system check. If your machine does not meet the minimum requirements for the course a virtual machine will be required.

Please note: before booking you must ensure your internet speed is capable of operating the virtual machine (see below)

 

Your computer does not meet minimum system requirements?

Rent a Virtual Machine from FunTech for £35.00 for the duration of the course

Minimum specification for virtual machine

  • OS: Windows 10 or macOS 10.9 or later
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo or better
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Graphics requirements known as GPU (Graphics Processing Unit): Intel GMA 950 or any dedicated GPU (with the latest drivers)

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