ComputerCraftEdu brings programmable turtle robots to Minecraft!
It is a new way to learn computational thinking inside Minecraft. Players will start with a tile-based interface to learn the fundamentals of programming in a fun, accessible environment. They will be engaged and motivated to find ways to use turtles to automate and extend their usual Minecraft activities. Whether you are completely new to programming or you already have some experience, ComputerCraftEdu is an easy and fun way to learn important real world skills and get creative on a whole new level.
ComputerCraftEdu is a modification (mod) that adds programmable turtle robots to the world of Minecraft. Turtles can do all kinds of useful things such as fly, dig, build and set redstone.
No. The idea behind ComputerCraftEdu is to give you an easy start to understanding the structures and logic behind programming. You start by controlling your robot with a remote by giving simple one-step commands. You’ll start actual programming by dragging and dropping commands to a grid area and gradually move to placing those blocks by just using the keyboard and finally to write the actual code with just text.
We teach programming in the world of Minecraft and give the students an authentic motivation to learn programming. Instead of appealing to how useful the skills will be in the future, with ComputerCraftEdu the skills they learn will be directly applicable when they go home and play Minecraft. Never underestimate the appeal of digging diamonds!
If your computer can run Minecraft, you can play ComputerCraftEdu. It works with Windows, OS X and Linux. Check the full requirements here.
ComputerCraftEdu is based on Minecraft 1.7. Look for 1.8 updates in the future!
Yes, ComputerCraftEdu is completely free. As long as you have either MinecraftEdu or regular Minecraft, you’re good to go!
Scroll onwards to Getting Started!
Sure! Just shoot us an email at [email protected] or use the contact form below and we'll get you sorted.
We are an independent Finnish/American games company with a mission to bring games to the classroom. Read more from About Us section of this page!
There are a couple of different ways to install ComputerCraftEdu. It comes included in MinecraftEdu but can also be downloaded separately for both MinecraftEdu and regular Minecraft. Choose your role below and we'll walk you through the process!
ComputerCraftEdu is a motivating way to teach programming to your students. It engages them in their natural habitat (Minecraft, where they already spend a great deal of their waking hours) and offers meaningful use for their newfound coding skills.
Not a MinecraftEdu user yet?
Not to worry - you can buy a single or a classroom set of licenses through the link below!
Already a MinecraftEdu user?
Get ComputerCraftEdu by updating to the latest version of the game!
Using regular Minecraft?
Download the mod below!
ComputerCraftEdu is a Forge based mod that adds programmable turtles to Minecraft. It includes original ComputerCraft and requires regular Minecraft (not the latest but the version 1.7.10). If you don’t yet have a copy, you can buy one from minecraft.net
Need a place to start? This map is for those of you without MinecraftEdu!
Minecraft is the perfect way to engage with your children: exploring the world and creating buildings, your imagination is the only boundary. ComputerCraftEdu expands the world of Minecraft with programmable robots that are both useful and educational. It’s an easy way to introduce your children to programming and maybe learn something yourself as well!
A selection of useful links from getting started to digging deeper in the world of ComputerCraftEdu
TeacherGaming is an independent game development company of teachers and developers based in the United States and Finland. Our mission is to expand game-based learning into classrooms worldwide. From the very beginning we wanted to make something completely different from traditional learning games and began by modifying Minecraft to meet the needs of teachers.
We quickly realized that there was a great demand for this type of product. Since programming and computational thinking are becoming more and more important skills in the 21st century we decided to take it even further. We teamed up with an awesome modder Dan200 to use his mod ComputerCraft as an introduction to coding. The result was ComputerCraftEdu, which we are proudly presenting on this website!
ComputerCraftEdu is a mod based on ComputerCraft, a popular mod that adds turtle robots and a host of other technology to the world of Minecraft. The Edu-version was created with Dan200 the creator of the original mod. The regular mod is also included in ComputerCraftEdu.
Visit ComputerCraft.info for more information