Discover Blocksmith: 3D Coding and Design Summer Camp for Grades 6-10, 75 User

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Enter Virtual Reality in Style!

Discover Blocksmith: 3D Coding & Design comes with a library of lessons in programming and video game design. Using the Blocksmith XR Builder software either in the classroom or remotely, learners create 3D games and scenarios through step-by-step scaffolded lessons, bringing their creations to life through Virtual Reality headsets. With the Blocksmith Group license, instructors have full domain control to create a secure and distraction-free environment to trade and share VR experiences. A fun and exciting journey for students and educators alike, Blocksmith allows any learning environment to create, share and experience the wide world of video game design and VR.

Grades: 4-12
Students: Groups of 30, 75, or 150
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Technology, Robotics & Coding

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer Camps
  • Classrooms
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Homeschools

Tech Requirements:

1 device per student is recommended. Blocksmith XR Builder software is compatible with Windows, macOS and Chrome OS devices.

For Builder Software:

  • Memory: min 2GB, recommended 4GB
  • CPU: Intel Celeron 2GHz class, recommended Intel i5/i7 class. AMD fully supported for PC’s
  • GPU: Intel HD, recommended Nvidia 900/1000 class
  • Windows: 7, recommended 10
  • Mac: OS X
  • Chrome: Chrome OS (with a strong recommendation to use Chromebooks with Intel Chipset)

Supported Viewer apps:

  • Android 5 (higher for Daydream & ARCore). Phones need to have gyroscopes to support Cardboard or any VR system
  • iOS 9 (iOS 11 for ARKit)
  • Visit for more viewer options

Curriculum Topics:

  • Intro to 3D Design
  • Basic Animations & Events
  • Special Effects & Sound Effects
  • Object Spawners & Held Items
  • Hitpoints & Advanced Held Items
  • Intermediate Game Development, Events & Scenes
  • Collectible Items & Intermediate Level Design
  • Variables & Advanced 3D Design
  • Interior Level Design
  • Advanced Spawners & Nested Animation
  • Multiplayer Mastery
  • Community Engagement & Advanced Game Development


How it Works

Your Blocksmith Group License comes with three main components:

  • Access to the latest version of the Blocksmith XR Builder software
  • Access to the Blocksmith Curriculum and Premium Content Library
  • Printed Educator Guide from PCS Edventures

Your subscription comes with access to all Blocksmith curriculum tracks and pre-made educational experiences. Students then use the Blocksmith XR Builder software to model objects and scenarios, bringing them to life with an extensive logic system. These can be played immediately from the builder, or uploaded to the class workspace and downloaded to VR/AR viewers.

The print curriculum included with this license is designed to support the tutorials in the Blocksmith Library: Classic GamesFarm Sim and Royale Battles. While each course has a slightly different scope and sequence, any one of these three options can serve as an introduction to the Blocksmith XR Builder, giving students the skills they need to pursue open-ended projects or more advanced curriculum tracks.

  • Classic Games. Re-live and re-make classic arcade games, but in 3D! Remake classic games like Frogger, Mario and Super Dodge Ball, and then customize them with ideas and game mechanics of your own.
  • Farm Sim. Learn how to build a Farming Simulator with a series of four games that let your players plant seeds, grow, harvest and take them to market. Students learn the basic concepts behind beloved economy games like Stardew Valley and Farm Simulator.
  • Royale Battles. Create a Battle Royale game in your own world! Learn how to make a 3D level, your own water pistols and eventually a completely customized multiplayer game.

These program bundles come with detailed step-by-step instructions for students that can be viewed directly in the Blocksmith XR Builder, while the accompanying printed Educator Guide includes key terms, background information, intros, closing activities for each lesson, information on standards alignment and additional technical information for instructors.

Classroom Management:

You have a couple of options:

  • Simplest: choose or let the class choose one track to go through together.
  • More Adventurous: let learners choose which track they take on. While they will learn slightly different skills in each track, any of the three sets of quests will give them enough of a foundation to explore future courses or design independently.

Your Blocksmith Subscription:

Your group license includes a subscription to Blocksmith, good for either 1 or 3 years. As long as your subscription remains active, you’ll have access to all curriculum tracks, premium assets and educational experiences. Expired accounts are downgraded to the free version and lose access to all curriculum and workspace features.


Blocksmith Licenses Include:

  • Blocksmith Group License (30, 75, or 150 user accounts) with access code for Blocksmith account setup. 1-Year and 3-Year licenses are available. See How it Works tab for further information on Blocksmith accounts.
  • Blocksmith Educator Guide

Blocksmith VR LAB Includes:

  • Blocksmith 75-Group, 1-Year License with an access code for Blocksmith account setup, printed on a colored sheet of paper. See the How it Works tab for further information on Blocksmith accounts
  • 3 VR Headsets
  • 3 Headset Cases
  • Blocksmith Educator Guide

Customer Quotes

“Great of the best curriculum's out there, great help for teaching our video class”

- Christine R., Principal, Trinity Lutheran School, Kalispell, MT

“Screenwriting was awesome, our kids really loved these activities. It was also really nice to provide such a creative curriculum that addresses the standards in such a fun way.”

- Heather S., Director, After School, City of Fairfield, CA

“Having taught at the high school and college level, I was impressed with this curriculum. The materials and guidance were well put together and very thoughtful.”

- Michael L., Artist, Shea After School, Syracuse, NY

“This amazing program has enabled my students to comprehend the process of forensic science as well as the sophisticated vocabulary encompassed in the program's lessons.”

- Erica T., Freehold Public Schools, Freehold, NJ

“This is a well organized course that I would highly recommend to other programs.”

- Chad S., Teacher, School #18, Buffalo, NY

“The program is awesome! I’m doing it as part of an after school enrichment time. Our kids really enjoy the projects and it’s wonderful to use as everything is provided.”

- Karen S.,Teacher, Olympic Middle School, WA

“This is the perfect kind of activity for afterschool. It’s fun; students learn by getting involved. Everybody wants to be a part of it!”

- Kim L., Program Leader, Child and Adolescent Treatment Services, Buffalo NY

“They love it…it’s awesome. Kids are dying to get in it!”

- Audrey A., Teacher, Clifford Marshall Elementary School, Quincy, MA

“The Missing Money Mystery was very easy to follow. The children had such a great time at it, we even allowed our group to re-enact the entire mystery. This mystery was fantastic, and we are looking forward to our next exercise!”

- Jackie. J., Director/Detective, Hempstead P.A.L., Hempstead, NY

“The students were engaged and enjoyed the experiments. The story keeps the activities meaningful and provided an interested way to connect Florida Standards. The teacher’s manual was easy to follow and materials in the kits made it very convenient for set up. Overall, this is a great thing to do in afterschool and during the summer!”

- Betty C., Teacher, Genesis Center, Leesburg FL

“Playing with Percussion offers an exciting doorway to exploring percussion, communication skills and learning about different cultures.”

- Sheila K., Site Leader, Accord Corp, Youth Services Division, Belfast NY

“Our kids enjoyed making their own instruments, especially sanding. Playing all those grooves at the end was a lot of fun!”

- Nina P., Music teacher, Napa, CA

“The Cookie Jar Mystery was such a big hit at the middle school…which has been tough.”

- Charlie E., Teacher, Lexington County Schools, SC

“The Cookie Jar Mystery went really well, the kids talked about it for weeks. They were very excited and intrigued with the hands-on activities and I really enjoyed teaching it!”

- Brook T.,Teacher, Lincoln Middle Schools, TN