campMODA: Designing with Minecraft for 8-12 Year Olds
The world of Minecraft is rich with applications and possibilities!
This camp will delve into Minecraft’s expanding horizons, challenging campers to learn the steps necessary to 3D print Minecraft structures, to use command blocks, and to experiment with Redstone.
The camp will be filled with different Minecraft related activities and will challenge participants to use Minecraft in design-specific ways that are different from standard game-play. With a focus on design, the goal is for campers to finish the day enriched with new ways of using Minecraft.
Skills campers will learn:
- Facility with open-source programs for all ages that they can use with Minecraft to create worlds
- How 3D printing works
- Keyboarding and other computer skills
- Design thinking
- Different ways to use Minecraft
- Command blocks and redstone circuitry
While MODA provides a laptop for each participant, many campers express the desire to share designs they’ve already created. As long as they feel comfortable insuring the safety of their devices, young designers are welcome to bring the portable electronics they use to play Minecraft.