Coding Elective Minecraft Modding

It’s kind of a big deal. There are lots of ways to mod Minecraft, but none as easy or as fun as Tynker.

What You'll Learn:

  • Learn Minecraft modding as you explore worlds and solve challenges in our course trilogy: Training Day, Agent Recall and Gears of Time.
  • Change the look of your Minecraft world with Tynker’s resource editors. Change the look of skins, items, blocks, and mobs.
  • Make a giant creeper, a totally custom boss, or change the behavior of any creature in Minecraft using our Minecraft Resource Editor with 3D modeling and simple code editing.
  • Write minigames and mods using Tynker’s Mod Editor — with dozens of commands, step-by-step tutorials, and a familiar block-coding interface, kids can make their Minecraft dreams come true with code.

No Prerequisites: Recommend completing Programming Basics

Recommended for Ages 6+

Minecraft (or Minecraft: Java Edition) purchase required.

Beginner Level
Code at Your Own Pace
11 Courses
425 Activities
Earn Certificate
100% Online

What's Inside!

With Tynker, kids use beginner-friendly drag-and-drop programming tools to create Minecraft mods — and deploy them instantly, with just one-click. Whether they want to turn water into gold, build cities in a flash, or create multi-player games, their imagination is the only limit. Watch your code come to life in Minecraft!

Create more with Minecraft

Some kids even do some complex math and geometry using Minecraft’s 3D coordinates! More than anything, Minecraft allows kids to see themselves in computing, bringing their code to life in satisfying ways.

When you engage kids in activities that they’re interested in and passionate about, they’re incredibly motivated to problem-solve, debug, and learn. When you are making predictions, modifying other peoples’ code, then writing your own custom code to achieve your particular goal in Minecraft, you’re actually learning computer science!

How It Works:

Start a Course

On your student dashboard, select EXPLORE and search — or browse to Tynker’s Minecraft courses. Minecraft users (Minecraft for Windows, Minecraft for iPad) can start with Training Day and then continue on to Agent Recall and Gears of Time.

Minecraft: Java Edition (sometimes called Minecraft Classic) users start with Mod Design I and then onwards to Game Design 1.

You’ll need to purchase Minecraft (minecraft.net) to play the courses.

Completing Lessons

For Minecraft: Bedrock Edition (also known as Minecraft for Windows or Minecraft for iPad) there is no need for a Minecraft server. You’ll step through courses in Tynker while having Minecraft open side-by-side. As you explore the worlds with your Minecraft player, you’ll encounter challenges. At this point you’ll switch over to the Tynker interface to code. Once you deploy your code, you can switch back to Minecraft and see the results of your code, running in the Minecraft world.

For Minecraft: Java Edition, Tynker provides a private server where you can deploy and experiment with mods. After you connect to the server, you’ll be able to run your mods. You can also invite friends to your private server.

Publish to the Community

Use Tynker Workshop and our Resource Editors to create your own Skins, Mods, Mobs, Add-Ons, and Items. You can also remix and learn from the millions of published Minecraft assets in the Tynker community. Don’t forget to publish your own creations!

Earn a Certificate

Complete the entire trilogy of Minecraft Bedrock courses, or the 4 Minecraft Java to earn the Minecraft Modding certificate. Share your accomplishments with prospective employers or add it to your college applications.

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    • Clone actors with code
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    Classes: 6 one hour classes

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    • Selection and conditional statements
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    Skill Level: Intermediate
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes
    Note: Coming September 15th

    View Hide Details

    Learn to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in your block coding projects. Make your code come to life in an all-new way.

    Lesson 1: Mad Hatter

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    • Keyboard events
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    Lesson 3: Base Defense

    Create a tower defense game. Make complex games with loads of enemies — and handle projectiles.

    • Clone actors with code
    • Make bullets and lasers fly
    • Add randomness to your games

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    Create a dodger game with powerups and collectibles. Add an invincibility powerup — or invent your own.

    • Coordinate the action using messages
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    • Control gravity
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    Game Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

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    Classes: 6 one hour classes

    View Hide Details

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    Get acquainted with the basics of Python programming. Then explore how to represent repeating patterns with code.

    • Function calls
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    Explore boolean values, boolean logic, if statements, and while loops. Write programs that “make decisions.”

    • Selection and conditional statements
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    Lesson 3: Variables

    Learn about variable initialization, declaration, and more. Then get some practice with lists, a useful data structure.

    • Variables and datatypes
    • Expressions and operators
    • Store loads of data with lists

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    Create graphics and user interfaces with the Turtle module. Explore functions, a way to keep code organized and repeatable.

    • Write custom functions
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    • Keyboard control and mouse events
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    • Code several games from scratch

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    Put together everything you've learned to create a fun, playable arcade game. In this final project, you will create a Brick Breaker game using Turtle Graphics.

    • A challenging self-guided project
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    Game Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

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    Ages: 7-12
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes
    Note: Coming September 15th

    View Hide Details

    Learn to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in your block coding projects. Make your code come to life in an all-new way.

    Lesson 1: Mad Hatter

    Explore the basics of AI with the Face-Tracking blocks. Create a costume that follows you, wherever you go! Add a wizard hat, clown nose, cowboy mustache, or whatever else you like.

    • Show and enable Face-Tracking
    • Switch costumes with code
    • Work with live video

    Lesson 2: Face Painting Booth

    Draw on a 3D face mesh! Make a carnival-style face paint creation. Create a costume or add glamorous makeup.

    • Explore Face-Tracking landmarks
    • Use the face-effect block to draw on a face mesh

    Lesson 3: World Traveler

    Create a greenscreen effect with live video and the Pose-Tracking blocks. Make a different animal appear as you change the scene.

    • Enable Pose-Tracking and work with body segmentation
    • Switch backgrounds with code
    • Use mouse events to control where you go

    Lesson 4: Protect the Cupcake

    Use the Hand-Tracking blocks to create an augmented reality "defense" game. Don't let the foxes steal your food!

    • Show and enable Hand-Tracking
    • Use positions of hand landmarks to control the motion of actors

    Lesson 5: Bubble Frenzy

    Create a game using the Hand-Tracking blocks. The bubble only pops if you follow the instructions, exactly! Explore Hand-Tracking landmarks and game logic.

    • Use dictionaries to represent landmarks efficiently
    • Use positions of hand landmarks to control game flow
    • Use variables to keep track of game state

    Lesson 6: Turtle Racer

    Use the Hand-Tracking blocks to create a virtual game controller! Control where the actor goes using a virtual steering wheel!

    • Show and enable Hand-Tracking
    • Use angles of landmarks to control the motion of actors
    • Use variables and positions of actors to control game flow

    AI Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

3-Year All-Access plans include:

  • 70+ courses
  • 5,000+ activities
  • Block Coding
  • Text Coding
  • 3 Mobile Apps
  • Minecraft Modding
  • Game Design
  • Robotics
  • Hardware
  • Web Development
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Processing (P5.JS)
  • Data Science
  • Advanced CS

Tynker is designed to progress with your child. A three year plan accelerates their coding mastery from block coding to advanced text languages.