The Art of Modding

Eli Whitney Museum

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Workshop Information

  • Sundays Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22 2015
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Designed for ages 11 and up
  • By Nicole Neely, Senior Apprentice,
    and Ben Asbell, Information Technology
  • 180.00 for nonmembers
  • 170.00 for members

"Modding" is a word heard often in gaming and an art understood by few. It is the process of taking a game and creatively re-programming it to your own ends.

Learn to 'mod' with Blockly, Google's Scratch-like "logic block" system that makes programming accessible to beginners. (You may have also seen Blockly in the Code.org Hour of Code programs.)

Do it all with a game everybody knows: Minecraft. The possibilities are End-less: become invincible or invisible; spawn mobs and materials at a whim; write a book of spells to let your player fly. Once you LearnToMod, the sky's the limit.

We will be using learntomod.com, a web-based program you can learn at the Museum and use at home. An e-mail address is required.

This is a course for students who have already worked with Blockly or Scratch.

New coders should consider our RoboMind Academy Program.

We will be making use of online tutorials which will require headphones for each student. Students may bring their own with them, or if they need to use ours, a purchase fee of $7 will be charged, and they will take them home at the end of the 6 week program.


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