Holiday Fun and Excellent Computer Education.
Python and Java are the two most used programming languages. In this class, students will understand the principles and terminology behind all programming languages. No programming experience required.
Day 1- learn to program in Python. On day 2 the same programming concepts are covered using Java - in half a day. Both languages are taken further in the final day and a half.
Learn how to get input, what string and non-string variables are, how to store and compare variables, perform calculations and display results. Understand random numbers, integers, loops, counters, decisions, subroutines, concatenation, screen positioning, formatting input and read and write files to disk.
Create 3D Video Games
Create a multi-level game with a labyrinth of rooms, water or lava below, sky above and outdoor scenes. Add doors, elevators, teleporters, a player, enemies, guns, health packs etc. Create start, win and lose screens. Learn to skin your own 3D models and place them in the game.
A Discovery Course In Computing
Begin a voyage of discovery to further each holidays. Discover the different areas of computing, find out what is best for you and answers to your questions. Covers aspects of all classes.
Essential Computer Skills
Enjoyable and fun for all levels of experience. Small groups. 55min sessions on animations, use PowerPoint as an artist to make ID cards and drawings, Excel and Word.
No previous experience necessary. Learn HTML, CSS and bootstrap to make a truly responsive website to work on mobiles. Link to youtube, twitter and facebook.
Minecraft Modelling to Mastery
Minecraft Introduction – Wood Puncher to Architect
Understand basic logic, use redstone, create contraptions make amazing games bases. Construct everything from a nice looking house to a fully functional castle. Learn to learn! We provide links, resources and videos to full technical articles. Commands, LAN worlds, resource Packs, challenges and much more!
Minecraft Advanced - Architect to World Builder
More redstone! Beyond simple circuits; logic gates to fully functioning computer parts. Construction mastery: go beyond basic building; create impregnable fortresses, siege warfare, multitudes of traps, plus many more ideas! Adventure maps: make the ultimate challenge for you and your friends. From parkour, to fully fledged mini games and adventures! Advanced Commands, challenges, Map editing.
Build your own MOD pack
How to make Minecraft beautiful, exactly how you like it - give cows a Steve face! Use Minecraft Forge to customise your Minecraft experience the way you like it. Ever wanted to play your own mods with friends? This course is for you!
Bored of standard Minecraft? Build factories, explore new lands, fight new creatures even fly to the moon! Use technic and Hexxit and Tekkit mod packs. We use challenges, learning exercises, and even a few puzzles. Be both a veteran explorer and manager of vast sprawling industrial complexes!
Introduction to Servers
For those with no experience on large bukkit etc servers. Covers operation of plugins from in game, no out of game server work. Includes economy, construction, pvp, etc plugins on pre-prepared server files. Covers differences between unmodified, and modified servers (Plugin additions, Not forge)
From basic multiplayer to complex, modified and customised servers! Install and configure plugins, administration commands, add custom features enjoy all this on a multiplayer server with your friends! Covers real world servers, use Minecraft as a practical tool to understand how internet servers work. Understand there’s more to a server than simply pressing a button!
For Tekkit Advanced, Server Pro etc see our website.
Learn to Program In Python and Java
A for Attitude. SMINKS LABS vision is to contribute to changing the world massively through encouraging the use of technology in the most humane way possible.
A free* workshop for all educators: teachers, librarians, tutors, after-school caregivers.