Like many children his age Solomon loves exploring and building things in Minecraft, so it was an ideal environment to show how from valves and transistors we can now build virtual computers in Minecraft using redstone. Obviously such a task is beyond the scope of a one week project for a five year old, but we did build AND and XOR Minecraft logic gates that could be combined to add up two single digit binary numbers.
|Logic gates in Minecraft
|Consoles at the Centre for Computing History
|Pixel Art Worksheet
|BBC micro:bit micro:bot
|Final micro:bot code
Next week's project: Science and chemistry