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  1. Minecraft Guru Mission Empowering the next generation of builders

  2. The Problem Become the engineering hero Minecraft has been searching for! Blackshadow is a rogue group of monsters and creatures that are only able to survive in darkness. There have been rumors that the Blackshadow civilization wants to rid the world of the sun so that they can freely roam the world at all times of the day and wreak havoc on the World of Minecraftia. Their goal is to infiltrate Amaterasu, the citadel of light, and steal intelligence on how to extinguish the sun. Mission Introduction Video www.build-it-yourself.com

  3. The Prophecy Amaterasu, named after the sun goddess, is the stronghold for all natural energy in the World of Minecraftia. Amaterasu's intelligence is comprised of life sources including the sun, land, and water. If Blackshadow were able to get a hand on this intelligence, they could throw off the balance of energy in the World of Minecraftia and wreak havoc on its nobel citizens. www.build-it-yourself.com

  4. The Mission We must construct a high-tech fortress using redstone technology that will protect Amaterasu’s intelligence and ward off evil. www.build-it-yourself.com

  5. The Mission Fortress Specs: Elevator - Hiding the intelligence deep underground or high above land will decrease the chances of Blackshadow reaching the intelligence Safe - You must build a safe that stores and protects the intelligence from Blackshadow Item Sorter - You must build an item sorter inside the safe to keep the intelligence of Amaterasu organized and easily accessible www.build-it-yourself.com

  6. The Mission Fortress Specs: Clock Tower - The Bells of Truth, Intelligence, Mom and Apple Pie should ring every hour. Warning System - Detect when Blackshadow approaches and alert the defenders of Amaterasu. www.build-it-yourself.com

  7. Algebra – the relationship between numbers There are 12 cookies on the plate? John ate 4 cookies. Deanna ate 3 cookies. How many are left for you? If you can walk 1 mile in 20 minutes, How many minutes will it take to walk 3 miles? Boolean Algebra – the relationships between machines that only understand true or false If it is cold and raining, wear a warm coat and bring an umbrella If you are hungry, go to the grocery store. If the other team wins, go home and practice more.

  8. 4 State Counter 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 Pulse A 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 Pulse B 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 State or Counter

  9. 4 State Counter Pulse B Out Pulse A T Pulser Flip-Flop 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 Pulse A 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 Pulse B 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 State or Counter

  10. 4 State Counter Aout Pulser-out At 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 Pulser-out 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 Aout 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 State or Counter

  11. 8 State Counter Aout Pulser-out At 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 Pulser-out 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 Aout 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 State or Counter

  12. Build-It-Yourself The Minecraft Initiative: Relating a Business Model to An Engaging and Marketable Game and Learning Scenario

  13. The Problem Develop a Minecraft-based Build-It-Yourself Mission that : • Engages kids ages 8-13+ • Encourages viral promotion of the activity by the players/builders • Provides added value to Minecraft platformthat p/b and their parents will crave and pay for • Is scalable – can accommodate many simultaneous users/webcasts/workshops • Incorporates key BIY principles (lab books, modular building, team building, presentation) • Is evolutionary – leads to follow-on Missions and storylines • Is linkable to other BIY offerings

  14. A Solution Create a limited-access Minecraft platform and storyline that encourages the development of advanced Minecraft building skills, while including the other inviting features of Minecraft (exploration, resource gathering, crafting, defense and combat) that will attract and engage BIY’s target member profile.

  15. A Potential Approach The Charge of the Amaterasi A decree has gone out from Amaterasu, The Citadel of Light, calling on the denizens of Minecraftia* to nominate and send forth champions, scholars and builders for a mission of grave importance. These chosen few will be commissioned as apprentices to the Amaterasi – Masters of Light, Stewards of Wisdom and Defenders of Virtue. They will be mentored in the mystic tools and techniques of these masters and charged with a Mission aimed at extending the reach of the Wisdom of Amaterasu and defending The Citadel, and the citizens under its protection, from the forces of darkness.

  16. The Mission A new breed of evil, called Blackshadow, is emerging to cover the World of Minecraftia in complete darkness! Its target is Amaterasu, The Citadel of Light, whose Masters protect the advanced technology and intelligence that includes the capabilities to extinguish the sun that Blackshadow covets. Teams of apprentices will be trained to join the Amaterasi and set forth to design, establish and build high-tech outpost fortresses to provide a perimeter of defense against Blackshadow and help develop and expand the technological brilliance that defines Amaterasu.

  17. The Scenario Webcast Team 1 AMATERASU Webcast Team 2 Workshop Team B Workshop Team A Workshop Team C Webcast Team 3

  18. The Scenario • Amaterasu could be envisioned as an evolutionary, ever-expanding citadel/campus/community – a combination fortress, university*, laboratory, museum, military academy, laboratory, recreation center, capital* modeling its layout after the Cornell campus might be an interesting twist! • The initial Missions could be limited to creating the outposts. Limited access to the “wonders of Amaterasu” could be included to showcase some of the advanced building designs and techniques we will be teaching.

  19. The Scenario • Follow-on Missions can also be outpost-based or directed at the on-going development of Amaterasu – e.g. building and populating museums with Minecraft artwork, creating new Redstone machines, etc. • This approach allows the background development of Amaterasu and expedites the start of a “prototype” Webcast Mission

  20. Promotional Copy • Current:Become the engineering hero Minecraft has been searching for! Blackshadow is a rogue group of monsters and creatures that are only able to survive in darkness. There have been rumors that the Blackshadow civilization wants to rid the world of the sun so that they can freely roam the world at all times of the day and wreak havoc on the World of Minecraftia. Their goal is to infiltrate Amaterasu, the citadel of light, and steal intelligence on how to extinguish the sun. • Proposed:We Seek Minecraft Heroes to Defend Amaterasu! Blackshadow is a rogue legion of monsters and creatures that can only survive in darkness. Its avowed mission is to rid the world of the sun so that its chieftains and minions can freely roam at all times of the day and wreak havoc on the World of Minecraftia. The ultimate goal: infiltrate Amaterasu, the Citadel of Light, and steal the Octavo Technicus – the precious storehouse of wisdom that includes the secret of how to extinguish the sun.

  21. Promotional Copy – Missions Page • Current:The Prophecy: Amaterasu, named after the sun goddess, is the stronghold for all natural energy in the World of Minecraftia. Amaterasu's intelligence is comprised of life sources including the sun, land, and water. If Blackshadow were able to get a hand on this intelligence, they could throw off the balance of energy in the World of Minecraftia and wreak havoc on its nobel citizens. • Proposed:The Charge of the Amaterasi:Amaterasu, named for the Goddess of the Sun, is the stronghold of knowledge, truth and virtue – an exalted Citadel of Light that is the storehouse for the secrets of all natural energy and life sources in the World of Minecraftia. Its guardians are The Amaterasi, an elite league of scholars, engineers, scientists and warriors charged with preserving this stronghold and carrying forth the benefits of its wisdom. They seek Apprentices to design, build and defend distant fortresses that can extend the reach of Amaterasu and protect its frontier.

  22. Promotional Copy – Missions Page • Current:The Mission: We must construct a high-tech fortress using redstone technology that will protect Amaterasu’s intelligence and ward off evil. Fortress Specs: Elevator - Hiding the intelligence deep underground or high above land will decrease the chances of Blackshadow reaching the intelligence • Safe - You must build a safe that stores and protects the intelligence from Blackshadow • Item Sorter - You must build an item sorter inside the safe to keep the intelligence of Amaterasu organized and easily accessible • Clock Tower - The Bells of Truth, Intelligence, Mom and Apple Pie should ring every hour. • Warning System- Detect when Blackshadow approaches and alert the defenders of Amaterasu.

  23. Promotional Copy – Missions Page • Proposed:The Mission: We must construct a high-tech outpost fortress using Redstone technology that will protect Amaterasu’s secrets and ward off the attacks of Blackshadow. • Fortress Specs can include: Elevator - Hiding the secrets deep underground or high above land will decrease the chances of Blackshadow reaching it • Safe - You must build a safe that stores and protects the secrets from Blackshadow • Item Sorter - You must build an item sorter inside the safe to keep the wisdom of Amaterasu organized and easily accessible • Clock Tower - The Bells of Light, Wisdom and Virtue must ring hourly, ensuring the surrounding citizenry of its continued protection • Warning System- Detect when Blackshadow approaches and alert the defenders of Amaterasu.

  24. Promotional Copy – Missions Page • Current:Super Powers You Will Acquire:   Teamwork  Digital Logic Design  Strategic Planning  Modular Construction  Defender of Intelligence • Proposed:Led by your Amaterasi Guide, and working closely with your fellow Apprentices, you will learn advanced Minecraft (including Redstone) construction techniques that make use of:   Teamwork  Digital Logic Design  Strategic Planning  Modular Construction

  25. Additional Mission Tasks Some additional Mission tasks we might consider: • Outpost namesTeams can be charged with naming their frontier bastion/community to introduce builders to team decision-making techniques • Bastion sigilsTeams can be charged with creating a sigil or coat of arms and flags/banners for their bastions and including them in the design and construction • Amaterasi and character avatarsDefine a hierarchy of Amaterasi roles – e.g. wizard, scholar, docent, guide, architect, engineer, knight, etc. – as well as outpost and Darkshadow characters and charge builders with creating avatars, skins, etc. • Amaterasu developmentTop builders (measured by skills, lab books, presentations) might qualify for elite Missions involving the building and expansion of Amaterasu and its components.