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Coding with Minecraft
Have you ever wanted to be able to write a computer program that would talk to Minecraft and make things happen in the Minecraft World? Then this Experience is for you! We’ll take you through the steps to get set up and ready to program, and demonstrate some of the fantastic things you can do with relatively simple Python programs and Minecraft.
Coding with Minecraft
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
How to set up a Minecraft Server
How to set up a Minecraft Server and the right plugins to be able to program the Minecraft World from Python
Create simple Minecraft Animations
Create simple animations in the Minecraft World using Python
Build simple interactive elements in the world
Use Python to create interactive elements of the world that are triggered by player actions
What is a Fire Tech Experience?
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, …
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, Fire Tech Experiences introduce you to new worlds and ideas from the comfort of home.
So you’ve played Minecraft for hours, used umpteen different Mods and feel you need a new challenge. In this Fire Tech Experience, we’ll show you how to set up a Minecraft server on your machine, with a plugin that will allow you to write Python code to talk to the Minecraft World.
Once the server is set up you can write code to create a rainbow path that will follow you wherever you go. Create large buildings and other structures by running programs that you’ve written. Make simple animations that you can watch inside the Minecraft World.
By writing simple Python code you could build interactive content in the world, from multi-coloured disco floors to maze games where the maze changes as you walk through it. It’s time to discover the possibilities of Coding in Minecraft!
FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.
What your child will learn
- How to set up a Minecraft Server
- Which plugins to use with their server to enable them to program in Python
- How to connect Python to their Minecraft World
- How to make a rainbow path that follows them wherever they go in Minecraft
- How to make a Disco Floor that changes colour
- How to create interactive elements in the Minecraft World powered by Python