Nopecraft - was Re: OT: learner kits

Toby Thain toby at
Sun Jun 21 00:17:29 CDT 2015

On 2015-06-20 8:06 PM, William Donzelli wrote:
>> Right. Get 'em hooked on Minecraft, and then it'll be easier to push them into harder drugs like VHDL later! :)
> There is a good grain of truth to that. In complex Minecraft command
> block systems, a programmer has to think about many, many tasks,
> running in parallel, each triggered by real time events connected with
> the redstone logic network. That starts to sound like Verilog.

Except with pointless obfuscation and click'n'drool topping.

Standing by NOPE here.


> In thinking further - I might think that learning to do complex
> Minecraft command block systems is probably *better* for training
> future engineers that giving them a bunch of TTL and a protoboard.
> --
> Will

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