Minecraft is a lot more than chopping down trees and fending of monsters. There is a element of Minecraft that lets players open doors with a lever, explode a block when someone trips over a wire and much more. It’s called Redstone, a simple analogy for electricity and electrical circuits. Redstone can be used to form wires that signals can be sent down, devices can then be used to alter the signal as it travels down a circuit.
The week starts off with an introduction to Redstone itself. Students will learn about Redstone Dust, how adjacent pieces can connect together to form a wire, and how something can generate a ‘current’ along that wire. These generators include buttons, levers, light sensors and more. They’ll run through exercises of generating current along a wire using different generators and making the current do different things, for example, closing doors and shooting eggs!
We then take what has been learnt and look at the realistic side of things by looking at circuit diagrams and how they can be used to create ‘circuits’ in a Minecraft world. Logic gates will also be introduced, showing ways of combining and reversing multiple currents to create a logical circuit, for example, opening a door only when two buttons are pushed. These logic gates are entirely analogous to their counterparts in modern electrical circuits, so everything taught is applicable to creating electrical circuits as well!
Finally, students will examine ways of using these logic gates to create different ‘types’ of circuits: ones for creating a constant pulse of current, ones for remembering the state of a current and more. Students will put these circuits to practical use by creating large projects, such as assault courses and half-adders!
Daytime camps are for 5 days, Monday to Friday (visit daily), and they combine an immersive learning environment and exciting leisure activities and are sure to ignite young imaginations.
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21 August, 2017
If you have a child who loves Minecraft and all things computers and you put him in a camp with a tutor who is extremely knowledgable on the subject your child will be in heaven or at least that was the case for my child, who was in awe of his tutor Lewis. Brilliant camp.
Louis , 9
10 August, 2017
This is the best camp i've ever been to. I love it, my teacher is so nice.
Idan , 12.5
10 August, 2017
It's been a good camp so far. It's intensive and i really like that. I will probably come back next year.
Alessia , 13
10 August, 2017
This camp is awesome! The tutors are so nice, the food is delicious and I learnt a lot from it. It also boosted my confidence a lot and it is very inspirational to many young ones. This is why i gave it 5 stars!!!
Sari , 9
3 August, 2017
Amazing camp if you think you know redstone think again i did and i clearly did not. Ff you have the choice take it or your really wasting a very good chance to learn redstone
FunTech OnBoard is a highly valuable way to give children the skills needed to progress to the next level, as well as continue building a range of skills for life. Our carefully structured courses provide weekly tech challenges, from September to July, and are guided by live tutor-led tutorials and demonstrations each week.
* Age is indicative only, please contact us if you have any questions.
† Early drop-off and late pick-up available for an additional charge.