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 give you a round-up of some of the most exciting games released in 2020.
Another exciting year for gaming is kicked off to a great start with some fantastic new games, either already released or set to be released. Here is the low-down on some of our personal favourites - maybe some of them can provide you with inspiration for creating your own games!:
Please note that release dates may change due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Does your child love the idea of designing a video game? Tech Camp is the original and one of the most well-known tech camps, holding fun and educational events all over the UK. With our awe-inspiring technology camps, your child can learn to design a computer game, build a robot or learn how to code- all skills that are useful for the future!
The future is here and you no longer have to stick to a core subject to get a great degree! Traditionally, when students think of venturing off to university they deliberate between those courses which are pushed as ‘core’ subjects at school: English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics - perhaps considering Medicine, Law or Business and Economics as a more ‘adventurous’ choice. However, the world is changing.
Last day at our Brockhurst Tech Camp today and the children have been adding "mods" to their laser guns. Most popular were extensions to the stocks and improvements to the sights (more aesthetic than functional, but they looked cool). I'm so often impressed by the kid's creativity, and what they can come up with given a few bits of pipe, some foam board and some glue!
Tech Camp has a long list of successful former students, many of whom return to teach the next generation of inventors. We pride ourselves in keeping our family ties close and the truth is, many of our tutors want to continue their relationship with Tech Camp despite success in their own careers. Let’s look at a few of our stellar students and how they’ve progressed...
Just finished the first of our Tech Weekends. We had a great time (and hope the children did as well!) Most of them opted to build a laser tag game gun but Barney chose other kits and it was interesting to see what he was able to do with connecting some off-the-shelf kits. His first one was a siren with adjustable pitch and sound effect.
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’ve recently built up a prototype of our Invent! system (www.inventblocks.com) using the Raspberry Pi. Invent! is a system to rapidly build robots, learn coding in schools, and even prototype inventions by engineers. We’ve now got three versions of the system, each using different microcontrollers.