Minecraft Ann Arbor!

Minecraft Programming

Monday August 25, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3 - 8.

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language!

Begin with the basics of navigating 3D space via code. Then work your way up to our automated-city-building programming challenges! Along the way, learn Python concepts like loops, arguments and functions. No prior experience necessary.

This hands-on session will be led by the staff from GameStart.

CANCELLED - Minecraft Programming

Monday August 11, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3 - 8.

Due to the closing of the Downtown Library at 1 pm today for elevator repair- this event has been cancelled.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Minecraft Programming event is also scheduled for Monday, August 25 at 2 pm at the Downtown Library. We hope you can attend this later session.

CANCELLED - Redstone Engineering

Monday August 18, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1 - 3.

Due to the closing of the Downtown Library for elevator repair- this event has been cancelled.

This workshop will be offered on September 8!

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Redstone Engineering

Monday August 4, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1 - 3.

Are you a kid who thinks they know everything about Minecraft? Did you know that Redstone material in Minecraft behaves like an electric conduit, allowing players to rig up levers, buttons, and pressure plates?

Learn how to create contraptions of increasing complexity, craft clever traps, and speedy transit systems while learning the fundamentals of logic.

This hands-on session will be led by the staff from GameStart.

Game Start Festival: Saturday, March 1st at Menlo Innovations

Curious about making games? Know any kids or teens who aspire to be future game-makers?

Local organization GameStart is throwing a party at Menlo Innovations (505 East Liberty LL500, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) on Saturday, March 1st, 10am-2pm and everyone is invited! GameStart is an organization that offers classes using games to inspire interest in art, math, science, and programming.

For their event on March 1st, they'll have games to play and give a preview of their upcoming classes for this year, including: Game Mechanics and Design, Minecraft Programming, Computer Animation, and Video Editing. Although there is a fee for many of their classes, this event is free and open to all (and particularly recommended for students in grades 3-8).

AADL will be there with a table of fun stuff, along with other guests from the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Maker Works, Backyard Brains, AHA! and the Youth Arts Alliance. Stop in to check things out and celebrate the power of interactive learning!

Later that day, 3-5pm, the GameStart staff will also be offering a no-fee class on Storytelling with Computer Animation at the downtown AADL!

MineCrafters Guild Meetup

Sunday January 19, 2014: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 6 - adult

Meet in room or online to help build the model of Ann Arbor on the AADL server at minecraft.aadl.org.

Minecraft, good news, bad news edition

Good news, the AADL Minecraft server has been updated.

Bad news, because of our reliance on CraftBukkit for plugins, we're running 1.6.4 while Mojang just released 1.7.2 yesterday.

If you've updated your client/launcher, you can go into the Profile Editor and make a profile that runs 1.6.4 to connect to our server.

AADL Minecraft server updated to 1.6.2

It's been far too long, but we've finally updated the AADL Minecraft server to 1.6.2. We're not completely happy with the state of the Bukkit suite, but the server is functional and we didn't want to wait any longer.

We imagine that most all of you have already updated your Minecraft clients, but if not, please head to http://minecraft.net/download and grab the new launcher.

As always, if you run into issues with our server, please find an op in game, post here, or send us an email to minecraft@aadl.org

Looking forward to seeing all of you on our server again

Minecraft 1.5 has been released!

Minecraft 1.5, The Redstone Update, was released today. There is already a planned 1.5.1 update in the work.

Given that we're using Bukkit, we'll be staying behind on 1.4.7 until a new beta release of craftbukkit comes out.

AADL Minecraft Server Updated to 1.4.6

After trying out the 3rd beta for CraftBukkit during yesterday's Minecraft Guild event, we've updated the library's Minecraft server to run 1.4.6 along with CraftBukkit 1.4.6-R0.3 (build #2586).

1.4.7 is imminent, but should be compatible with 1.4.6 servers/clients so we should have a little less disruption this time around.

Thank you all for your patience and let's keep building!

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