Nopecraft - was Re: OT: learner kits
salgernon at me.com
Sat Jun 20 18:20:02 CDT 2015
And one more mine craft thingy, with a raspberry pi twist:
They had these set up on pi day at the CHM and the kids involved really seemed to get into the physical interfacing and puzzles.
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On Jun 20, 2015, at 12:34 PM, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at gmail.com> wrote:
>> “minecraft physics” is already a derogatory term around the house. And, whether I encourage it or not, he’s already into building complicated redstone sequencers. I’m hoping at least to expand his horizons into real-world projects.
> Good. He has picked up the ball, now let him run with it. Even in
> unmodded Minecraft, you can do some amazing things with the redstone
> logic coupled with command blocks (yes, Mr. Grumpy Man Thain, with
> redstone you can have real gates and flipflops and race conditions and
> such. Go explore Youtube about it.). I think there are mods for
> non-RPi Minecraft that allows an interface to the real world, so when
> the time comes, he can start breaking out.
> I think Factorio is also getting some real logic systems, as well. It
> is a better game, but not really geared for the younger crowd.
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