EDTECH 531: MC build something epic

The Epic Build is finally done. Here’s a video of it:

Epic Build

What is written here is somewhat of a diary of the process.

I am building a store called Purse-n-Boots as my epic build in MC. It may not be as amazing as others’ will be, but I want to take an approach that is not conventional. I’m still convinced that not enough girls are playing MC because it is a boy thing. The skills in MC really don’t require a gender.

As I build the quest, I’m taking snapshots. I want to start loading them so it won’t be a menace later once I’m really ready to post.

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Starting to put in the spruce wood floors. (Captions tend to take images out of sequence. Sorry)

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No roof (or full walls) yet. So when it rains, it rains.

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Yellow blocks of wool (I forgot there is a sponge) were thrown down to absorb the waterfall I created.

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Yellow blocks of wool (I forgot there is a sponge) were thrown down to absorb the waterfall I created.

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Guess what? Ice melts! When it melts, a spontaneous water flow happens. Note: don’t make shoes out of ice.

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I put in a partial 2nd story. I’m thinking it is going to be a cafe. Why put a cafe in a shoe store, I don’t know, but I had the space and was not convinced I really needed to make more shoes.

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I am not sure where my words will land because this is a WordPress site that I haven’t figured out how to fully control, or how to put in a carriage return after the last image. So my description and narrations may go in random places.

I did a videotape of quickly putting in wooden floors. ht

tp://www.screencast.com/t/5kD6jwvwI

I don’t know how to get text to align with the images, so please bear with me while I add commentary and more pics.

After cleaning up the water spill, I worked on the walls. Here are some shots of putting up walls and putting blocks that glow in the letters of the name of the store.

I created a video to show a fast way to put in floors. Essentially it involves chopping up the line of blocks you want to replace, and then hit the S (backwards) button and your drop button quickly one right after the other and the row will fill easily. It works best if you have blocks on either side of you while you do this so that you don’t go off course.

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Look who joined me as I was building!

Look who joined me as I was building!

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Building the roof

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About Melissa

I am a former high school science teacher and recently completed a MET degree at Boise State

Posted on October 13, 2014, in 1.1.2 Designing stuff, 1.1.3 Develloping products, 2.3 Computer-Based Technologies, 3.1 Media Utilization, EDTECH 531 and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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