Build a Computer & Code with Minecraft @ Rock Valley College

Build Computer & Take Home

No Experience Necessary! Ages 7 & Up!

Workshop Description

Attendees will assemble their own computer from a Raspberry Pi and other circuit boards—that's theirs to take home. Then, they'll boot up their computer, powered by the Linux operating system, and learn to code via programs like Minecraft Pi. Attendees will come away with an understanding of what engineering, hardware, and coding have to offer (as well as their new computer). This course has something for everyone from tinkerers to aspiring coders.

Attendees will Learn...

  • How to build a computer
  • How to code with Python and control a Minecraft game
  • How to use the Linux Operating System

Top Skills Gained

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • Python / Linux
  • Computer Hardware
  • Raspberry Pi

Top Skills Gained

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Planning

Info & Cost

  • Dates: See Build a Computer Web Page
  • Ages: 7 and up
  • Check-In: 9:30am-9:50am
  • Attention: Parents & Grandparents who are observing your child/grandchild do NOT have to buy a ticket.
Created By
Chuck Konkol
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