Minecraft Camp Conclusion

This is the conclusion to a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. What an interesting four days! Time for some reflection... What Went Right It was fun for everyone. Apart from the pop quiz I gave…

Mod: Moustache Helmet and Superspeed Boots

This is the fourteenth lesson in a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. The class suggested these two mods on the second-last day of class :) I figured it was simple enough to combine them into one…

Mod: Chainsaw

This is the thirteenth lesson in a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. This is another suggestion from my class :) Goal To create a chainsaw item that can cut wood really quickly. Relevant Classes Item definitions…

Sharing Your Mod

This is the twelfth lesson in a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. Unlike the resource mods we created earlier (text, images), our Something For Nothing mod only works when we run Minecraft through our workspace…

Mod: Something For Nothing

This is the eleventh lesson in a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. The mod is a suggestion from my class :) Goal Fill crafting table with ... dirt and get 64 diamonds sand and get 64 emeralds…

Minecraft Forge Setup

This is the tenth lesson in a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. Note: These instructions are only guaranteed valid for Minecraft 1.6.2 (with no mods installed) and Forge 9.10.0.804. They…

Classes and Objects, Part Two

This is the ninth lesson in a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. Let's take a closer look at our Block class. package net.minecraft.block; public class Block { public static final StepSound soundWoodFootstep = new StepSound(…

Classes and Objects, Part One

This is the eighth lesson in a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. One of the most important topics Java we need to understand in for modding Minecraft is classes and how to use them. A…