Intermediate Minecraft/Robotics (all grades)
This course includes one week of MinecraftEDU and one week of Robotics. MinecraftEDU is an expansive game that lets you design and create unique worlds with amazing structures and apply engineering principles to solve numerous challenges as you make your virtual world of Minecraft. Robotics will help you learn how to design, program, and control fully functional robotic models. Unleash the creative powers of the new LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 set to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything they can imagine. This class will provide a series of real-life activities covering topics within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics all using EV3 LEGO® robotics.
Students repeating this course across multiple sessions will review information previously learned but apply what they have learned to different projects in each two-week session.
Session 1 (6/19 to 6/30)
If you love playing Minecraft and want to add your own mods, then this class is right for you. Working within the game itself, you'll develop Python programming skills that apply way beyond Minecraft as you learn to write programs, set up and run your own local Minecraft server, and interact with the game. Begin with some short, simple Python lessons and then use your new skills to modify Minecraft to produce instant and totally awesome results. Learn how to customize Minecraft to make mini-games, duplicate entire buildings, and turn boring blocks into gold. The Robotics RoboGames curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots. In this unit, students will design their robots to play various Robo arcade games.