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Ideal for students with basic PC or Mac Minecraft® experience. Take your Minecrafting to the next level through engineering! This course introduces students to the power of Redstone, the foundation of all advanced technology in Minecraft. Using motors, pistons, switches and diodes, students build an exciting variety of useful devices, including Cobblestone generators, farming machines, devious traps, and powerful TNT cannons.

Class Fee: $295.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Computer Adventures Bits Bytes & Bots 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 6/5/2017, ending 6/9/2017

Please read: 2nd-5th Grade



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Students will learn to set up and customize the hardware and Operating System of a Raspberry Pi, a fully functioning computer the size of a credit card! In addition to learning how computers work, children will learn about programming electronics and will create their own programs and games using Scratch, Python, and Minecraft. Example activities include creating a game in Scratch, composing music through code in Sonic Pi, programming a chat bot and creating an instant messenger program.

Class Fee: $295.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Computer Adventures Bits Bytes & Bots 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 6/5/2017, ending 6/9/2017

Please read: 2nd-5th Grade



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For experienced Redstone users familiar with the PC or Mac version of Minecraft. More mechanical madness! Students use compact circuit design, Comparators, intermediate gates and switches to build slime block vehicles & launchers, hidden staircases, piston doors, vending machines, keycard locks, charcoal generators, and more! Students also learn basic programming principles through Command Blocks.

Class Fee: $295.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Computer Adventures Bits Bytes & Bots 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 6/12/2017, ending 6/16/2017

Please read: 2nd-5th Grade



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Build your own version of Minecraft for the Raspberry Pi! Starting with only the basic features of Minecraft on the Raspberry Pi, students will design custom skins and textures, build amazing structures, give their players new abilities, and create their own mini-games all while learning Linux and the Python programming language.

Class Fee: $295.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Computer Adventures Bits Bytes & Bots 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 6/12/2017, ending 6/16/2017

Please read: 2nd-5th Grade



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Perfect for students new to gaming. Every kid loves playing video games. Children can create their very own computer video game from the ground up! Utilizing GameMaker software, our teachers will guide your children through every step of developing a customized functional game, including drag-and-drop programming, designing multiple levels and adding features of a real arcade-style video game.

Class Fee: $295.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Computer Adventures Bits Bytes & Bots 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 6/19/2017, ending 6/23/2017

Please read: 2nd-5th Grade



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Ideal for children interested in programming. Learn to use Scratch®, a programming language that was invented by the MIT Media Lab. Through the creation of interactive stories, animations, games, music and art, students will develop a foundation of programming concepts that will prepare them for higher level programming languages in the future. Students will learn to think creatively and to reason systematically.

Class Fee: $295.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Computer Adventures Bits Bytes & Bots 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 6/19/2017, ending 6/23/2017

Please read: 2nd-5th Grade



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For those with previous GameMaker experience. Our teachers will take your children further into the world of video game design through more advanced techniques, such as utilizing program scripting and global variables, customizing characters via digital photo-editing software, and designing complex multi-tiered game levels using gravity, platforms and effects. They will develop a new-found knowledge and appreciation of what goes into game development, including math, logic, and creative storytelling.

Class Fee: $295.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Computer Adventures Bits Bytes & Bots 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 6/26/2017, ending 6/30/2017

Please read: 2nd-5th Grade



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For students with intermediate PC or Mac Minecraft® experience. Join forces with your fellow Minecrafters to create epic structures and exciting mini games on a customized server world. Using the popular Minecraft plug-in World Edit and a classroom server, students will build, share, and create together in the same world to make castles, hotels, parkour courses, battle arenas and much more. Students will also learn about Redstone, commands, building techniques and social gaming.

Class Fee: $295.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Computer Adventures Bits Bytes & Bots 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 6/26/2017, ending 6/30/2017

Please read: 2nd-5th Grade



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Plan and build city structures and landscapes using LEGO® bricks! Campers will work in teams to explore different roles to design and build the city of their dreams, using guided creative building activities. Architects will plan a road, propose a monument, and design a park or school. Engineers will learn to create strong, large structures like skyscrapers and bridges. Builders will put on “safety hats” and assemble models of construction vehicles and equipment, and finally, they will create rescue and fire vehicles to serve their newly created brick community. Each camper takes home a LEGO nametag, a minifigure and an accessory at the end of each camp session. Students also will receive a bonus take-home kit of LEGO bricks, custom-designed exclusively for our camps!

Class Fee: $189.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Bricks 4 Kidz ATX 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 7/10/2017, ending 7/14/2017

Please read: K-3rd Grade



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Explore and build your favorite galaxy characters and go on a rogue adventure using LEGO® bricks! Campers will build fantasy spaceships, speeders, and droids, compete in pod races, and create a foam light saber to take home. Camp stations include LEGO® Star Wars™ themed group games, crafts, challenges, and creative building time with our amazing assortment of LEGO® bricks. Each camper takes home a LEGO nametag, a minifigure and an accessory at the end of each camp session. Students also will receive a bonus take-home kit of LEGO bricks, custom-designed exclusively for our camps!

Class Fee: $189.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Bricks 4 Kidz ATX 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 7/10/2017, ending 7/14/2017

Please read: 1st-5th Grade



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Avenging and Justice-seeking heroes are up against the villains in this super-powered adventure. Campers will identify their own character's super powers, design a cape and costume, build LEGO® models and crafts representing their favorite super characters, and play games designed to test their special abilities. In the end, good triumphs over evil, and the Super Heroes will save the day! Each camper takes home a LEGO nametag, a minifigure and an accessory at the end of each camp session. Students also will receive a bonus take-home kit of LEGO bricks, custom-designed exclusively for our camps!

Class Fee: $189.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Bricks 4 Kidz ATX 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 7/17/2017, ending 7/21/2017

Please read: 1st-5th Grade



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It's a wild world out there! In this camp, wilderness adventurers will have brickloads of fun building and learning about the animal kingdom. Campers will learn about two different animals each day, will play LEGO® games, and will create craft projects to take home. Each day will offer both creative expression and challenge build options for builders to create animals and their habitats, using our amazing assortment of LEGO® bricks. Each camper takes home a LEGO nametag, a minifigure and an accessory at the end of each camp session. Students also will receive a bonus take-home kit of LEGO bricks, custom-designed exclusively for our camps!

Class Fee: $189.00

Location : Cedar Creek Elementary Location : 
  Cedar Creek Elementary.

Instructor : Bricks 4 Kidz ATX 

Schedule : Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 7/24/2017, ending 7/28/2017

Please read: K-3rd Grade



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