Here are just some of the exciting STEM workshops that Educraft can provide…
Design and animate video game graphics using real BBC Micro Computers from the 1980s!
This introduction to computer programming gives pupils hands-on experience of creating, editing and debugging a BASIC program, as well as an introduction to variables, giving pupils an appreciation of what is really going on under the flashy user interfaces of modern systems.
Make n’ Break Computers
Build and program a fully working computer and electronic game with no electronics or computing experience required!
By the use of innovative preprinted overlays we are able to increase or decrease the complexity of the computer and controller builds, meaning that Make n’ Break computers can be enjoyed by children in key stages 2, 3 or 4!
Educational Minecraft Workshops
It is a global phenomenon allowing over 130 million users worldwide to create and explore 3D worlds while crafting items, buildings and creatures to inhabit them.
We use Minecraft to engage children and young people with an educational task. Taking influence from a theme, setting or their local area, we create challenges and activities that will educate and entertain in equal measures.
Test your codebreaking skills and find out whether YOU could have helped shorten World War II!
Our codebreaking workshops let pupils step into the shoes of Alan Turing and the legendary codebreakers from Bletchley Park. Using simple, vintage computer hardware to support their quest, they will endeavour to break the enemy’s codes and use the keys to decipher vital messages.
Pixel Dash – Retro Game Desgn
A brand-new themed game design workshop where children get to design graphics and levels using Educraft’s bespoke ‘Pixel Dash’ game engine. This workshop is refreshed with all new in-game content to suit each season. All children will be able to play and share their finished game with friends and family on Educraft’s website.
Pixel Jam – Game Design
A game jam is an event where participants make an entire video game in a limited amount of time. Our game jams set a theme and challenge children and young people to design their own brand new, fully-playable game based around that theme in one day.
Using tablet computers or laptops, students can create characters, art, animations, backgrounds and more to make games big and small. They can add narrative and logic to games, without using any code.
Introducing the original education computer! The BBC Microcomputer was seen in most schools across the UK during the home computing boom.
A unique opportunity to experience life in the 1980s computer room. With simple programming challenges, freestyle BASIC programming and educational games, our experiential trip back in time is not to be missed!
History of Computing
From machines with less computing power than a microwave oven to processing power-houses, our history of computing workshops demonstrate the unstoppable march of these wonderful machines.
History of Video Games
From simple games written by a single coder in their bedroom, to 3D worlds with 100s of staff and budgets in the tens of millions, our gaming timelines demonstrate how video games became the biggest entertainment market in the world.
Play the Game, Hear the Story!
Using exclusively licensed interview footage, hear the story of some of the most icon British video games from the people who made them and then try the games for yourself.
Electronics and Robotics
Learn how to program a computer arm to carry out simple and complex tasks, create a working traffic light system or even use real fruit as a video game controller.