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Ultimate Factory Builder in Minecraft
In this Experience, you’ll discover amazing Minecraft mod-packs you can use to combine complex machines, pipes, filters and sorters to craft completely automated factories. Discover new tools and computing concepts and get ready to be blown away.
Ultimate Factory Builder in 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).
Break the Bread: A breakdown of ingredients
Let’s tap into our problem-solving skills! First, we’re going to break down the ingredients we need to make bread in Minecraft and think about how we will go about finding an automated way to gather them.
The Redstone wheat auto-Farm
Now we’re going to dive into making the first section of the factory with Redstone contraptions. The goal is to be supplied with tons of wheat with a click of a button.
Sorting - Crafting - Automating!
We lay pipes and engines that transport our resources around. From our farm we take produce and sort them into seeds/wheat. The seeds go back to the farm and the wheat is crafted into bread. All we have to do now is click the button and watch our factory work its magic! (Optional: spend some time making our factories look awesome)
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.
Do you love building complex structures and making automatic Redstone machines? If you have played Minecraft before and want something new and exciting to challenge you or, if you have never played Minecraft but you’re a hands-on learner, then this is your course!
With the help of some awesome mods, the Ultimate Factory builder experience gives you more tools to build machinery that you won’t find in a normal game of Minecraft. From engines to transport pipes to Quarry diggers, there’s lots to play around with and learn.
During the session, the instructor will demonstrate how to use these tools to build massive factories that take in ingredients and churn out crafted products. Watch items shoot around in pipes, machines craft things automatically and afterwards you can tinker to your heart’s content!
Whilst having fun you’ll be learning key concepts that we use in the computer science world and skills that you can take with you outside the game too!
This Experience is in the form of an interactive demonstration. The instructor will demonstrate the tools onscreen and take questions throughout. The instructor will provide links to the relevant downloads at the END of the session for students who wish to attempt their own activities afterwards.
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
- Functions (Input -> Process -> Outputs)
- Logical thinking skills
- Problem solving