Minecraft comp

Schoolgen have teamed up with Interface Magazine to offer a sweet new competition for those keen NZ student Minecrafters.

Students have to create an environmentally sustainable "eco-house" that uses suitable materials, is well-designed to utilise the sun's energy effectively, and is efficient in its use of energy.

Apart from these criteria it's pretty open ended and we are just excited to see what the students will come up with in their digital world.

The clever use of the energy bearing "redstone", and other smart materials is encouraged!

Please find the details about how to enter here at Interface online.

What is Minecraft?

For those (adults) who are still wondering what all the fuss is about a blocky looking computer game and what the connection to education you are not alone. 

Minecraft "has been regarded as having introduced millions of children to the digital world, insofar as its basic game mechanics are logically analogous to computer commands" - Find out more on wikipedia.