Minecraft & Circuits

Students will use the beloved and popular Minecraft platform as a gateway to learning about the properties of electricity. In Minecraft they will design machines that use pistons, levers, buttons, traps, and combination locks. They do this by using the game’s version of circuitry (called “Redstone”) to power buildings with floors, walls, and doors that open and close. Afterward, they move on to wiring electrical projects such as a LED Minecraft torch to a small DC powered Minecraft cart. Students learn complex principles of circuitry while having fun. One laptop or desktop per student is required for this program.