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  • Tech Academy: Pokémon Game Coding

    In this class, we will introduce students to programming concepts using Scratch. Learn to create an interactive 2D video game using your favorite Pokémon characters. Scratch is a drag-and-drop creative coding platform developed by MIT. Additional Technical Requirements: Scratch, and scratch account PC Needed (Windows or MacBook). Will not work on Chromebook, tablets or phones.
  • Tech Academy: Extreme Robotics-Battlebots

    This camp will energize and excite students by combining the LEGO building system's versatility and the Mindstorms EV3 (the most sophisticated microcomputer brick ever made by LEGO). Working in teams, students will construct fun LEGO models, experiment with programs, and compete in robotic challenges. Robot building, block programming, and teamwork will be part of each day's activities. The final challenges will be centered around hitting targets and a sumo battle. Please bring a lunch and a drink.
  • Tech Academy: Pokemania STEAM Adventure

    Work on a stop motion animated Pokémon-themed film. Pick your favorited characters to star in your mini movie. The possibilities are endless! Students will build Pokémon-inspired sets and props to create animated game and stop motion short. Students will also participate in other Pokémon-related STEAM activities. Bring a USB drive, lunch, and a drink. Students should have basic reading skills.
  • Tech Academy: ​Multiplayer Minecraft-World Builder

    Unleash your creativity as you work collaboratively! Create a world with others in multiple unique, themed lands. Build different biomes or base a section on your favorite movie or video game! Students will get a copy of the world to continue development at home. Additional Technical Requirement: ●Minecraft Java Edition PC Needed (Windows or MacBook), will not work on Chromebook, tablets, or phones.
  • Tech Academy: ​Game Coding-Mario Kart

    In this class, we introduce students’ programming concepts using Scratch. Scratch is a drag-and-drop creative coding platform developed by MIT. Students will be instructed to make a Mario Kart - style game. Then pick custom characters, track to customize their games. Additional Technical Requirement: ●Scratch and scratch account PC Needed (Windows or MacBook), will not work on Chromebook, tablets, or phones.
  • Tech Academy: Extreme Robotics-Bionic Beasts

    Students will program robots to move, act, and think on their own. Discover the excitement of programming your creation to follow a command and watch it go. Our classes are fun, educational, and hands-on, teaching students the foundations of building and programming concepts. Students working in teams will then be challenges to morph their projects into better, stronger, or faster robots. Please bring a lunch and a drink.
  • Tech Academy: ​NEW! Video Game Design

    This course will give you hands-on experience developing your own game. Computer skills are needed (this includes good keyboard and mouse skills). Additional Technical Requirement: ●Constructs 3 (Free Version) PC Needed (Windows or MacBook), will not work on Chromebook, tablets, or phones.
  • Tech Academy: NEW! Engineering in Minecraft

    This course introduces students to Minecraft circuit-building and engineering concepts using Redstone. We will build 2-3 electrical contraptions in this course. Additional Technical Requirements: Minecraft Java Edition PC Needed (Windows or MacBook), will not work on Chromebook, tablets, or phones
  • Tech Academy: Super Mario Game Coding

    This course will give you hands-on experience developing your game using Scratch 3, a visual coding platform. Students will learn to think like programmers and learn coding concepts while creating a 2-dimensional, arcade-style Super Mario Bros.-themed game. The first part of the class will be instructor-led. With any remaining time, students will have the opportunity to customize their games. Bring a USB drive to save your games. Please bring lunch and a drink.
  • Tech Academy: Multiplayer Minecraft: City Builder

    Collaborate with fellow students to construct a city! Students will take home their completed world files at the end of the class. Beginners and experiences Minecrafters alike will love this action-packed camp. Additional Technical Requirements: Minecraft Java Edition PC (Windows or MacBook), will not work on Chromebooks, tablets or phones
  • Tech Academy:Intro to Minecraft Mod Development

    Learn to make Java mods for Minecraft Java Edition Minecraft using MCreator and customize your gaming experience. MCreator is a great tool to learn Minecraft modding and to learn concepts of software programming. Students should be comfortable with keyboarding and playing Minecraft. At the end of the class, take home your Mods to share with friends and family. Tech Academy thanks you for signing up for: Intro to Minecraft Mod Development on 2/28 at 6pm CST Please review the following points: This class will use Zoom, a platform for video communication. If your child is unfamiliar with it, we will go over the basics at the beginning of class, but please take a moment to review the following with your child: 1.Show up 10 minutes before class time. 2.Set up a location with minimal distractions. 3.Be respectful of the teacher, other students, and the learning process. 4.Listen and click on the "raise hand" button before talking if you have questions. 5.Please stay muted on Zoom unless you have been called on when the teacher is talking. Here is a video introduction to using zoom: Link Your student will need the following in order to fully participate in class: a computer (Windows or MacBook), webcam, microphone, speakers, and internet. Before Class: This class requires the following programs/software: MCreator (please follow the instructions here to download and install the program BEFORE class. This video walks through the process as well.) To use your mods after class, you will need: Minecraft Java Edition (the game can be bought and downloaded here) and Minecraft Forge. These instructions include the download for Forge and how to use your mods. It recommended you have both of these before class, but it is not required. Please note Minecraft Bedrock Edition, Xbox, Chromebooks, Tablets, Phone, or Windows 10 Version of Minecraft will and any other Minecraft will not work! ZOOM LINK*: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdeCqqDosG9MdNim4N2SBwIeX0Mc-_AXv *you will be asked to register for each session. Enter your student’s first and last name and your email address. Each session uses the same link/meeting id and passcode. Or join with Meeting ID: 851 2926 1617 and passcode: techimmd If you are having issues entering the meeting before class, please text 612-314-3928 (don’t call) for assistance. It will only be monitored during the 30 minutes before class begins. Plan to use the link and enter the waiting room 10 minutes before the start of class. For more information about your class or other classes we offer, please visit our website. We hope your student enjoys this class! Thanks, Tech Academy Team (office@techacademycamps.com)
  • Tech Academy: NEW! Multi-player: Master Builders

    Join us in this new multiplayer Minecraft class. We will go over basic, and not so basic building techniques, then you will work alone or collaboratively to complete building challenges on our Tech Academy Minecraft server. Additional technical requirements: Minecraft Java Edition PC needed (Windows or MacBook), will not work on Chromebooks, tablets or phones
  • Tech Academy: NEW! Minecraft Mod Dev: Lucky Blocks & Ores

    Take your game to the next level by creating your own custom Minecraft mod. This class will teach you how to create new blocks and ores for the Java Edition of Minecraft. Students will need to have Minecraft and mod creation software (free download) installed prior to class. Video instructions will be sent prior to class. Additional Technical Requirements: Minecraft JAVA Edition MCreator (free download) PC Needed (Windows or Macbook), will not work on Chromebook, tablets or phones Please review the following points: This class will use Zoom, a platform for video communication. If your child is unfamiliar with it, we will go over the basics at the beginning of class, but please take a moment to review the following with your child: Show up 10 minutes before class time. Set up a location with minimal distractions. Be respectful of the teacher, other students, and the learning process. Listen and click on the "raise hand" button before talking if you have questions. Please stay muted on Zoom unless you have been called on when the teacher is talking. Here is a video introduction to using zoom: Link Your student will need the following in order to fully participate in class: a computer (Windows or MacBook), webcam, microphone, speakers, and internet. Before Class: This class requires the following programs/software: MCreator (please follow the instructions here to download and install the program BEFORE class. This video walks through the process as well.) To use your mods after class, you will need: Minecraft Java Edition (the game can be bought and downloaded here) and Minecraft Forge. These instructions include the download for Forge and how to use your mods. It recommended you have both of these before class, but it is not required. ZOOM LINK*: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcumtqTkvE9LZUYRuBcLMmyiS3mG7urY- *you will be asked to register for each session. Enter your student’s first and last name and your email address. Each session uses the same link/meeting id and passcode. Or join with Meeting ID: 847 5057 2596 and passcode: techlucky If you are having issues entering the meeting before class, please text 612-314-3928 (don’t call) for assistance. It will only be monitored during the 30 minutes before class begins. Plan to use the link and enter the waiting room 10 minutes before the start of class. For more information about your class or other classes we offer, please visit our website. We hope your student enjoys this class!
  • Tech Academy: NEW! Game Coding with Star Wars

    In this class, we introduce students to programming concepts using Scratch. Learn to create an interactive 2D video game using your FAVORITE Star Wars characters. Scratch is a drag-and-drop creative coding platform developed by MIT. Additional Technical Requirement: ●Scratch and scratch account PC Needed (Windows or MacBook), will not work on Chromebook, tablets, or phones.
  • Tech Academy: NEW! Multi-player Minecraft: Survival Camp

    Survival Camp in Minecraft: Team up and survive in our multiplayer world. Explore the unknown and join the other Survival enthusiasts to overcome challenges and overcome quests on our server. Additional Technical Requirement: Minecraft Java Edition PC Needed (Windows or MacBook), will not work on Chromebook, tablets, or phones.
  • Tech Academy: NEW! Intro to Video Game Design with Nintendo

    Create your own video game! Choose your storyline with popular Nintendo characters as your stars. Add challenges and difficulty levels.
  • TechAcademy: NEW! Game Coding with Star Wars

    In this class, we introduce students to programming concepts using Scratch. Learn to create an interactive 2D video game using your FAVORITE Star Wars characters. Scratch is a drag and drop creative coding platform developed by MIT. Additional Technical Requirements: Scratch and scratch account PC Needed (Windows or MacBook), will not work on Chromebooks, tablets or phones Please review the following points: This class will use Zoom, a platform for video communication. If your child is unfamiliar with it, we will go over the basics at the beginning of class, but please take a moment to review the following with your child: 1.Show up 10 minutes before class time. 2.Set up a location with minimal distractions. 3.Be respectful of the teacher, other students, and the learning process. 4.Listen and click on the "raise hand" button before talking if you have questions. 5.Please stay muted on Zoom unless you have been called on when the teacher is talking. Here is a video introduction to using Zoom: Link Your student will need the following in order to fully participate in class: a computer (Windows or MacBook), webcam, microphone, speakers, and internet. This class requires the following programs: Scratch (this is a website accessed here). Before class, sign up for a free Scratch account. Make sure your student has their username and password easily accessible for class! ZOOM LINK*: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lf-iqrTwqGNbeCnPJjhDoBEkyqUmxYwro *you will be asked to register for each session. Enter your student’s first and last name and your email address. Or join with Meeting ID: 898 8123 7022 and passcode: techstar2 If you are having issues entering the meeting before class, please text 612-314-3928 (don’t call) for assistance. It will only be monitored during the 30 minutes before class begins. Plan to use the link and enter the waiting room 10 minutes before the start of class. For more information about your class or other classes we offer, please visit our website. We hope your student enjoys this class! Thanks, Tech Academy Team (office@techacademycamps.com) Attachments area Preview YouTube video Joining a Zoom Meeting Joining a Zoom Meeting