Minecraft Machine Engineer – In Person

Minecraft Machine Engineer

NEW! Learn how to automate your Minecraft world! In this course, you will develop automated tools to mine and harvest resources as well as craft new items. You will truly become a Minecraft Machine Engineer!

  • Ages:

    9-12

  • Equipment:
    Laptop required
  • Available locations:
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For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection.
For in person courses: you will need a laptop with the same specification, please see below for more information. If this is a problem or you are unsure about anything, please contact us via info@fire-tech.com
Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here

Minecraft Machine Engineer – In Person

For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection.
For in person courses: you will need a laptop with the same specification, please see below for more information. If this is a problem or you are unsure about anything, please contact us via info@fire-tech.com
Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here

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Course highlights

Become a Minecraft Machine Engineer

Become a Minecraft Machine Engineer

Learn to customise your experience in the Minecraft world using a variety of Mods

Create automated pipelines and factories

Create automated pipelines and factories

Learn how to use a specific Mod to automate your propduction of various items

Create automated mining systems

Create automated mining systems

Learn to program basic robot type additions to the Minecraft world so that they will automatically mine and harvest resources on your behalf

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Course Overview

Take control of your Minecraft world by learning how to add circuitry to make your builds more interactive. You’ll also learn how to automate crafting processes that will turn your resources into new items without your input and how to build autonomous turtle-based robots to mine and harvest the resources in your world.

As a Minecraft Machine Engineer with Fire Tech, you will be thrown into an intensive mix of creativity, gaming and engineering. Each student finishes with an impressive command of important computing concepts, practical making skills, and will have extended their understanding of how to expand and enjoy their Minecraft universe. 

This is an engaging course for 9-12-year-olds that will allow them to delve deeper into advanced techniques for automating their worlds, whilst learning the basics of computer programming.

Minecraft is an incredibly popular block-building game, the second most-downloaded game of all time. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of how simple circuits and logic gates work, how to automate processes in Minecraft and how to build automated machines to mine, plant, sow and build in the world.

We have explored more of the educational and computing benefits of Minecraft in our blog post on  The Benefits of Learning with Minecraft.

You will need a laptop or desktop computer capable of running Minecraft Java Edition. As long as the computer is able to run Minecraft it should be able to run the other tools too. The tools in this course will work with the Minecraft Java Edition only, this can be on Mac OS or Windows, they will not work with the Windows 10 Edition, Pocket Edition, Pi Edition or the various Console versions.

You will also need a license for Minecraft Java Edition which can be bought from here: Minecraft Java Edition

This course is also available in part-time and online formats.

What your child will learn

  • Enhanced understanding of STEM fields such as coding, game design and computational thinking
  • How to use Mods in Minecraft to change aspects of the game
  • The basics of electronic and logic circuits modelled in Minecraft using Redstone
  • Using the Buildcraft Mod to create automated pipelines and factories

Typical daily schedule

In Person

1.5 hours

ICON: Kick off

Kick off

20 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

1.5 hours

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

45 minutes

ICON: Lunch

Lunch

2 hours

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

20 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

1 hour

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

15 minutes

ICON: Plenaries and finish

Plenaries and finish

"Fire Tech Camp has helped me find my mistakes and learn from them, and pushed me higher with my creativity showing me the sky is NOT the limit! I will definitely come back for another camp!"

Rebecca, Age 11