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Turn the Minecraft gaming time into learning new technical skills and build the future factory.

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Competition – Minecraft FUTURE FACTORY

We have prepared a unique competition for you to create the best factory of the future in Minecraft. The general partner of this competition is association TIP, which aims to support technical education in the Pilsen region.

The goal of the competition is to motivate children to turn the time spent in Minecraft game into learning new technical skills, and to show us what is their vision of how the factory will look like in the future.

What will the children learn?

  • orientation in 3D space using coordinates
  • logic circuits using REDSTONE
  • programming and automating with COMMAND_BLOCK

Who can sign up?

  • anyone – just choose your category
  • we accept teams with minimal 2 members
  • pupils from nvias meetups are preparing for this competition automatically
  • together with TIP Plzeň, we are preparing workshops at primary schools in the Pilsen region – currently in Staňkov, Stoda and Tachov
  • registered participants will receive from us the “how to do”

What are the categories of the competition?

The following categories will be announced.

  • up to 10 years – the factory built in vanila Minecraft without modes, must contain the construction itself and some logic / automation using redstone
  • 10-16 years – a factory built in vanila Minecraft without modes, must contain the construction itself, some logic / automaton using redstone and the function using block command
  • free style – no matter the age, everything is allowed including the use of modes
  • The most successful video – voting will be on nvias.org YouTube channel

Texture packs are allowed.

What do I have to create and send?

Each team must create a video with a presentation of their Future Factory. In the video, introduce your team and how you built the factory. Read the Competition criteria to know how the jury will decide.

We also request the following information:

  • Team name
  • Team members names (minimum 2, max 5)
  • The name of the factory
  • Short description: 250 characters
  • Video length must be 3 min +/- 15 seconds

Competition criteria

  • Factory and overall concept – own factory environment – paths for material and finished products, energy solutions, possibilities of relaxation, entertainment, living, …
  • Logic and Automation – automation and logic solutions in the factory and its surroundings
  • Video presentation – Team presentation, factory presentation, surroundings and all sceneries

Why do I have to sign up?

All the teams that we have signed up will receive support:

  • tips and tricks for makeup for your factory,
  • alerts for workshops that will take place both physically and online
  • inspiration from other teams

Terms

  • team applications – from October 25, 2017
  • submission of the competition video
    • CHANGE of the date do 26. 1. 2018
  • end of public voting for best video – 4. 2. 2018
  • announcement and award ceremony – 5. 2. 2018

Prizes for winners

  • the main price in each category will be the littleBits – CloudBit and Rule Your Room – opens the opportunity to connect your minecraft to the physical world – see

Registration is open!

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