Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies

Author: Sarah Guthals
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119057673
Release Date: 2015-06-19
Genre: Computers

Join more than 100 million players in the online world of Minecraft Are you a Minecraft fanatic looking to mod your games? Hours of fun await! Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies teaches you how to mod in easy-to-do parts. Offering loads of helpful explanations and cool projects along the way, this friendly guide will have you advancing levels, keeping score, respawning players, building portals, creating an archery range—and much more—faster than you can say redstone! There's no denying that modding is cool. After all, it allows you to alter your Minecraft gaming world to constantly keep things new and fun. While it isn't incredibly difficult to learn to mod, it does take some practice. Luckily, Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies is here to help you build basic coding skills to make modding your games as easy as 1-2-3! The book is in full color and lies flat so you can look while you play Includes lifetime access to LearnToMod software with 3 months free access to a private Minecraft server Features larger print to make the text feel less daunting Offers next steps you can take if you want to learn even more about modding and coding If you're one of the millions of kids who play Minecraft every day, this hands-on guide gets you up and running fast with modding your favorite game!

Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies

Author: Sarah Guthals
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119050049
Release Date: 2015-07-13
Genre: Computers

Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies takes an approach aimed to appeal to elementary-to-middle school aged students. The book teaches modding concepts by breaking down core concepts into easy to understand explanations and projects. The book also offers direction on next steps to kids that aspire to learn more about modding and coding. This book is full-color and in larger-trim with lay-flat binding to allow for easier access while kids work on projects. It also offers a design using larger print to lessen the factor of a child having to face a lot of intimidating reading to get to the hands-on parts. Mods that players will learn to code and implement include: Advancing levels Keeping score Powerups Respawning players Building portals Boat races Creating an archery range And more!

Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies

Author: Sarah Guthals
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119057659
Release Date: 2015-06-19
Genre: Computers

Join more than 100 million players in the online world of Minecraft Are you a Minecraft fanatic looking to mod your games? Hours of fun await! Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies teaches you how to mod in easy-to-do parts. Offering loads of helpful explanations and cool projects along the way, this friendly guide will have you advancing levels, keeping score, respawning players, building portals, creating an archery range—and much more—faster than you can say redstone! There's no denying that modding is cool. After all, it allows you to alter your Minecraft gaming world to constantly keep things new and fun. While it isn't incredibly difficult to learn to mod, it does take some practice. Luckily, Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies is here to help you build basic coding skills to make modding your games as easy as 1-2-3! The book is in full color and lies flat so you can look while you play Includes lifetime access to LearnToMod software with 3 months free access to a private Minecraft server Features larger print to make the text feel less daunting Offers next steps you can take if you want to learn even more about modding and coding If you're one of the millions of kids who play Minecraft every day, this hands-on guide gets you up and running fast with modding your favorite game!

Modding Minecraft

Author: Sarah Guthals
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119177296
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

My kid can mod Minecraft? Oh my! There’s no doubt about it: Minecraft has taken the world by storm. If your resident Minecraft fanatic is ready to take their experience to a new level of play, introduce them to modding! Modding allows Minecraft players to modify the game through code—giving them the ability to add a variety of gameplay changes, ranging from new blocks and items to new mechanisms to craft. It’s pretty much a Minecraft enthusiast’s dream brought to life! In Modding Minecraft, your child will be introduced to three fun and easy-to-complete projects that teach them the coding skills to make the most of their love of Minecraft. Walking young readers through projects that outline how to create games in Minecraft for single or multiple players, this friendly and accessible guide takes the intimidation out of coding and instills confidence in children as young as seven as they complete cool coding projects to mod their favorite game. Full-color, eye-popping graphics and a short page count hold their attention while the goal-based format keeps them focused on the task at hand. Before you know it, your kid will be writing their own mods and having even more fun with Minecraft. Kids can complete the projects on their own or alongside an adult Introduces getting started with a single-player, single-level game Moves readers on to multi-level game playing Finishes with a multi-level, multi-player game based on the classic “capture the flag” game With simple and clear instruction that your child can understand, Modding Minecraft is the perfect place for your kid to dig deep and open up a whole new world in their creative play.

Minecraft Modding with Forge

Author: Arun Gupta
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491918869
Release Date: 2015-04-06
Genre: Computers

Playing Minecraft is a lot of fun, but the game is more engaging, entertaining, and educational when kids learn how to build mods—small programs that let them modify game elements and add content. This family-friendly guide teaches kids and parents how to create mods of different types, using the Minecraft Forge modding tool. No programming experience is needed. You’ll not only build some amazing mods with the book’s easy-to-follow instructions, but you’ll also learn how to work with Java, the same programming language that Minecraft uses. Why wait? Get started with computer programming and be more creative with Minecraft while you’re at it! This book will help you: Learn the fundamentals of Minecraft Forge and other tools, such as Eclipse Start out by building and testing a simple chat message mod Build cool mods that make things explode on contact, and help entities jump higher and climb walls Introduce new Minecraft content, including commands, blocks, items, and recipes and textures Work with Java fundamentals such as classes, methods, annotations, control structures, and arrays Learn techniques for creating your own mods This guide is based on workshops the authors deliver to kids around the world.

Minecraft For Dummies

Author: Jesse Stay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118968246
Release Date: 2014-12-29
Genre: Computers

Don't be a Minecraft tourist – get expert tips and advice in this full-color primer Minecraft For Dummies is the complete guide to playing within the Minecraft world. With easy-to-follow guidance from a team of Minecraft experts, you'll develop programming and engineering skills as you build amazing creations using in-game blocks and mechanical devices. Whether you prefer the PC, console, or portable platform, this helpful guide will walk you through the process of setting up and beginning gameplay, and engage with other users from all around the globe. With this trusty guidebook in hand, you'll navigate the infinite world of Minecraft with confidence, skills, and a storehouse of expert advice. Minecraft is the sandbox construction game that has become a mainstream phenomenon with over a hundred million players. A virtually infinite world and versatile style of play offer endless possibilities for both the hardcore gamer and the total noob, and Minecraft For Dummies shows you everything you need to know before you break your first block. Choose your platform, download the game, and play in all three modes Gather resources, place and break blocks, and use circuits and logic gates Defend your creations against spiders, skeletons, zombies, and the Creeper Travel across the biomes and defeat the enderdragon to win the game Whether you play to win or just like to explore, there is a style of Minecraft that will spark your imagination. Create or destroy, make war or peace, attack or defend – the game is whatever you want it to be. If you're ready to leave your mark on this digital universe, Minecraft For Dummies is the primer you need to get up to speed.

Coding For Kids For Dummies

Author: Camille McCue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118940341
Release Date: 2014-10-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work. Written by a teacher and leading advocate of coding education, Coding For Kids For Dummies explains to kids in plain English how to apply the math and logic skills they already have to the subject of coding. In no time, they'll be grasping basic coding concepts, completing their very own technical feats, and arming themselves with the computer science experience and know-how to prepare for a future working with technology. Lay-flat binding allows for easy access as students work on projects Full-color, large-print design make the information more approachable to kids Kids interested in computer science get a competitive edge The author has dedicated her career to enhancing coding and other STEM education in schools If you're a student who wants to learn coding, a parent who wants to help your kid pursue an interest in coding, or a teacher who is in need of a supplemental course book for your computer science class, Coding For Kids For Dummies has you covered.

Python For Kids For Dummies

Author: Brendan Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119110859
Release Date: 2015-09-14
Genre: Computers

The kid-friendly way to learning coding with Python Calling all wanna-be coders! Experts point to Python as one of the best languages to start with when you're learning coding, and Python For Kids For Dummies makes it easier than ever. Packed with approachable, bite-sized projects that won't make you lose your cool, this fun and friendly guide teaches the basics of coding with Python in a language you can understand. In no time, you'll be installing Python tools, creating guessing games, building a geek speak translator, making a trivia game, constructing a Minecraft chat client, and so much more. Whether you don't have the opportunity to take coding classes at school or in camp—or just simply prefer to learn on your own—Python For Kids For Dummies makes getting acquainted with this popular coding language fast and easy. It walks you step-by-step through basic coding projects and provides lots of hands-on tasks that give you a sweet sense of accomplishment when you complete them. What's not to love about that? Navigate the basics of coding with the Python language Create your own applications and games Find help from other Python users Expand your technology skills with Python If you're a pre-to-early-teen looking to add coding skills to your creativity toolbox, Python For Kids For Dummies is your sure-fire weapon for getting up and running with one of the hottest programming languages around.

JavaScript For Kids For Dummies

Author: Chris Minnick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119119869
Release Date: 2015-08-24
Genre: Computers

Have big dreams? Kick start them with JavaScript! If we′ve learned one thing from the Millennial generation, it′s that no one is too young to make history online. JavaScript For Kids For Dummies introduces pre–teens and early teens alike to the world of JavaScript, which is an integral programming language that drives the functionality of websites and apps. This informative, yet engaging text guides you through the basics of coding with JavaScript, and is an essential resource if you want to expand your technology skills while following easy, step–by–step instructions. Through small, goal–oriented projects, you learn key coding concepts, while actually creating apps, games, and more. This hands–on experience, coupled with the presentation of ideas in a simple style, allows you to both learn and retain JavaScript fundamentals. JavaScript has been heralded as ′the programming language of the web,′ and many kids are interested in learning how to use it; however, most schools don′t offer coding classes at this level, and most families can′t afford the high cost of coding classes through a summer camp. But this can′t stop you from developing your JavaScript coding skills! This fun text is all you need to get started on your JavaScript journey. Explore the basics of JavaScript through the creation of a calculator app Deepen your understanding of HTML, arrays, and variables by building a grocery shopping app Learn conditional logic through the development of a choose your own adventure game Discover loops and strings by creating a lemonade stand app and MadLibs–style game JavaScript For Kids For Dummies brings pre–teens and early teens into the world of coding by teaching them one of the key Web design languages.

Getting Started with Coding

Author: Camille McCue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119177203
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A cool coding book—just for kids! When your kid is ready to add coding to their creativity toolbox but you’re not ready to ship them off to coding camp, Getting Started with Coding is here to help them get started with the basics of coding. It walks young readers through fun projects that were tested in the classroom. Each project has an end-goal to instill confidence and a sense of achievement in young coders. Steering clear of jargon and confusing terminology, Getting Started with Coding is written in a language your child can understand. Plus, the full-color design is heavy on eye-catching graphics and the format is focused on the steps to completing a project, making it approachable for any youngster with an interest in exploring the wonderful world of coding. So why send your kid to a camp when they can become a coding champ—right in the comfort of your living room? Introduces the basics of coding to create a drawing tool Teaches how to create graphics and apply code to make them do things Shows how to make things that respond to motion and collision commands Introduces score-keeping and timing into coding If your child is a burgeoning techy with a desire to learn coding, Getting Started with Coding is the perfect place to start.

Scratch For Kids For Dummies

Author: Derek Breen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119014874
Release Date: 2015-04-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Scratch For Kids For Dummies shows you how to use Scratch to create interactive stories, games, and animations, which you can share online with the Scratch community! No programming or coding experience is needed to take full advantage of Scratch. Start by choosing from a library of characters, backgrounds and props, or draw your own options. Use pre-determined programming blocks to add animation and interactivity to your project. Don't want to create your own project? Open another user's project, modify it, and then publish it online with the click of a button. With Scratch For Kids For Dummies, youwill: Design and develop your own games Create amazing animations Learn programming Interact with the Scratch online community Become a Scratch superstar! Scratch will help you learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab and is used in more than 150 different countries. Best of all the software is completely free and runs right in your web browser. So what are you waiting for? Go to scratch.mit.edu and get scratching!

Learn to Program with Minecraft

Author: Craig Richardson
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276706
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Computers

You’ve bested creepers, traveled deep into caves, and maybe even gone to The End and back—but have you ever transformed a sword into a magic wand? Built a palace in the blink of an eye? Designed your own color-changing disco dance floor? In Learn to Program with Minecraft®, you’ll do all this and more with the power of Python, a free language used by millions of professional and first-time programmers! Begin with some short, simple Python lessons and then use your new skills to modify Minecraft to produce instant and totally awesome results. Learn how to customize Minecraft to make mini-games, duplicate entire buildings, and turn boring blocks into gold. You’ll also write programs that: -Take you on an automated teleportation tour around your Minecraft world -Build massive monuments, pyramids, forests, and more in a snap! -Make secret passageways that open when you activate a hidden switch -Create a spooky ghost town that vanishes and reappears elsewhere -Show exactly where to dig for rare blocks -Cast a spell so that a cascade of flowers (or dynamite if you’re daring!) follows your every move -Make mischief with dastardly lava traps and watery curses that cause huge floods Whether you’re a Minecraft megafan or a newbie, you’ll see Minecraft in a whole new light while learning the basics of programming. Sure, you could spend all day mining for precious resources or building your mansion by hand, but with the power of Python, those days are over! Requires: Windows 7 or later; OS X 10.10 or later; or a Raspberry Pi. Uses Python 3

Making YouTube Videos

Author: Nick Willoughby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119177241
Release Date: 2015-09-21
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"A digital arts book for kids!"--Page 4 of cover.

Adventures in Minecraft

Author: David Whale
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118946855
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Genre: Computers

Here's your ticket to a world of adventures with Minecraft and programming. Learn how to extend Minecraft and create a new gaming experience, by exploring the magical world of Minecraft programming. Adventures in Minecraft, like other books in the highly successful Adventures series, is written especially for 11- to 15-year-olds. With this book you will learn new programming skills while having fun with Minecraft! Minecraft programming experts David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to: Get started writing Minecraft programs in Python on your PC, Mac, or Raspberry Pi Build houses and other structures in the blink of an eye, and make a 3D duplicating machine Write interactive games like a field that charges you rent, and a treasure hunt using magic vanishing bridges Build custom game control panels using simple electronic circuits Easily build huge 2D and 3D structures such as spheres and pyramids Build intelligent objects like a massive Minecraft clock, and program an alien invasion Plan and write a complete interactive arena game Using the programming skills you learn from this book, writing Minecraft programs offers endless possibilities to create anything you can imagine. To make your journey that much easier, the Adventures in Minecraft companion website supplies you with a video for each adventure in the book, downloadable code files, helpful programming reference tables, a bonus adventure, and badges to collect for your Minecraft accomplishments. By day, David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon are software engineers who design computer products. By night, they play Minecraft and develop exciting new programs that interact with the Minecraft world. They both work regularly with young people in schools, computing clubs and at community events, giving talks about Minecraft programming and running programming workshops.

Absolute Beginner s Guide to Minecraft Mods Programming

Author: Rogers Cadenhead
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133903225
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Genre: Games & Activities

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Minecraft® Mods Programming Minecraft® is a registered trademark of Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. Now you can mod your Minecraft game environment into anything you can imagine, without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to master Minecraft modding and use Java to transform the Minecraft game's worlds, tools, behavior, weapons, structures, mobs… everything! Plus, you'll learn Java programming skills you can use anywhere. Learn how to do what you want, the way you want, one incredibly easy step at a time. Modding the Minecraft game has never been this simple! This is the easiest, most practical beginner’s guide to creating killer Minecraft mods in Java… simple, reliable, full-color instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here's a small sample of what you'll learn: Set up your Minecraft server and mod development tools Master Java basics every Minecraft game modder needs to know Read, write, store, and change information throughout your mod Build mods that can make decisions and respond to player actions Understand object-oriented programming and the objects you can program in Minecraft Handle errors without crashing the Minecraft game Use threads to create mobs that can do many things at once Customize your mobs, and build on existing objects to write new mods Spawn new mobs, find hidden mobs, and make one mob ride another Dig holes and build structures Create projectile weapons and potion effects Share your mods with the world