Want to Get Better At Minecraft? We Can Teach You How to Play Like Never Before
Our online Minecraft Inventions courses can help you play Minecraft on a new, improved level, by teaching you how to create your own gadgets and inventions - from secret floor traps to puzzles and timers.
The world’s most successful casual game, Minecraft is obviously fun, but it can be even better. Using Redstone, we can teach you to shape Minecraft servers to exciting new extremes, creating gadgets, inventions, traps, puzzles, and even doors which require specific items to open them.
The Minecraft platform is actually a fantastic and fun way to learn about logic, machines and digital circuitry, so you play it on our course and even tell your Mum that you are doing something educational!
We offer two courses, for 9-12-year-olds and 13-17-year-olds, where you can design in a virtual world with others in your class. This means you can work in your own area, explore someone else’s designs, or even work together to build something incredible. There is a maximum of 8 students per class, so you can be collaborative whilst still getting plenty of individual support.
Minecraft is not just for fun - countless people have made careers or just money from their ingenious work! Microsoft created a marketplace when it made the game, which allowed designers to apply to enter and then sell their creations. When in the marketplace, anyone in the world could download your design, and pay a little for it too!
Sounds like a win-win situation? We think so! Our Minecraft course is running now, so click here to book!
We often have conversations with parents who are worried their child plays too many computer games. Is it as bad as it seems? Believe it or not, playing computer games (within limits!) has some well-researched benefits.
Learn the latest in Tech, build practical projects, and socialise the other like-minded students your age in the safety of your home. We're running daily 1 & 2-hour video classes accompanied with 1 & 2-hour self-paced learning and project work between lessons. Our expert tutors will be running these in small-group classes of no more than 8 students, running Monday-Friday. We'll also be running 'one-off' specialist sessions and releasing new classes regularly.
We’re bringing you a whole new game design experience, with our Arcade Gamer course featuring the Microsoft Kitronix ARCADE Gamepad -a fully featured programmable gamepad for use with the MakeCode Arcade block editor.
On Wednesday Townley Grammar School celebrated their STEAM day, one of their three annual off-curriculum days. We were glad to take part in this celebration. It was great for us to work exclusively with girls as sometimes our technology workshops are seen more as boy’s activities, which is not the case.
We've just designed a new kit for The Science Museum and popped in tonight to see how the kids got on. It's for their Science Nights so it had to be simple; they have around 450 kids in each time they run it, in classes of 150 at a time!
In preparation for the Kickstarter of our Invent! Robotics Kit, we have been busy here at Tech Camp HQ designing some fancy new packaging to give a premium-quality kit. We have never been particularly happy with the way the cables are stored in the box - most of the parts are held in with a layer of laser cut foam, but there is a lot of empty space left in the box so the cables (and other parts) end up going everywhere!
Last day of the Tech Train today! We've had a great week, seeing all sorts of science demonstrations, and participating in a variety of workshops from Lego Mindstorms to biotechnology. Today was mainly sightseeing, with trips to the Camera Obscura and Edinburgh Castle. Tonight we will be having a tour of the underground medieval streets before heading back to London on the sleeper train.
Twenty six planes all built, and all in the air! Twenty five came down (pretty much) intact. This is Greg just before the maiden flight. Sadly this one went straight in a tree but we were able to retrieve it today with the help of some very long ladders, poles, and the helpful people at Ufton Court.
Out of all the courses we run, no tech is so fast changing at the moment as drone racing (OK, maybe 3D Printing is pretty close …) Every year when we review our drones, there are major steps up in what capabilities you can shove into a tiny drone. Now a drone that is able to fit into the palm of your hand can capture cinematic-quality footage.
Pen and paper’s worst enemy has changed the world, and doesn’t look like stopping any time soon! CAD (Computer Aided Design) has revolutionised drafting and design methods across the world, taking over from less efficient and repetitive pen and paper methods. It involves the use of computer software to design and document a product’s design process.