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Virtual Camp Technology Requirements

After signing up your child for one of Empow’s Virtual Camps, it is highly advised to install the appropriate software or create an account for the appropriate program. This guide is for a single student attending virtual camp.  If you have multiple children attending camp at the same time, you will need to repeat each hardware/software step for each child.

For LIVE Virtual Camps, here’s what campers will need:
1. Computer with microphone, speakers and internet. If you have used your computer for Webex, Facetime, or used the audio collaboration features in Fortnite or Minecraft you’re probably all set. Chromebooks and tablets will only work for specific camps where indicated below.
2. Zoom. Zoom is the program we use to create the virtual classroom that connects your child to our teachers and the other students.You can download the free Zoom application at https://zoom.us/download.
3. TalentBox. Empow’s online curriculum and learning management system, Talent Box, is accessible and fully functional on any web browser. We will provide a log-in after you register.
4. Application software. Empow teaches its students to code, create movies, build video games, architect buildings, design in Minecraft and more in industry-standard software.
5. Robotics kits and other supplies. When you enroll in a particular class, we will clearly identify if additional, course-specific supplies are needed and provide clear instructions on where and how to purchase them.

*Please take careful note of which operating systems (OSes) are required for the software that your child will be using in programs they are registered for. In most cases, a computer is required rather than a tablet.

CAMP PROGRAM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Tech & Design Exploration Windows or Macintosh Computer earlier than OS 10.15 Catalina; Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Linux Systems, Apple/Android Tablets, or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating SystemWindows 7 or later, or Mac OS 10.10 through 10.14 — Due to Apple OS updates removing 32-bit compatibility, OS 10.15 Catalina IS NOT COMPATIBLE.

Disk Space12 GB or more free space

Memory6 GB of RAM or more

ProcessorDual core processor – 2.0 Ghz or higher

Internet speedThe machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

Installations required:

Python installation:

https://www.python.org/downloads/

Tinkercad account:

On https://www.tinkercad.com/, parents/guardians should create an online account for their child to use.  On the Tinkercad website, click “Join now” in the top right corner, then click “Create a personal account” and follow the steps.  When asked for a birthday, parents/guardians: put your own birthday in; do not put in the child’s birthday or some features needed for class may be restricted.

Sculptris installation:

https://pixologic.com/sculptris/ – click the orange “free download” button in the center of the page, then follow the instructions for downloading on your system.

Sweet Home 3D installation:

http://www.sweethome3d.com/download.jsp

Scratch account:

https://scratch.mit.edu/ – set up an account by clicking “Join Scratch” in the top right corner of the website and following the steps.

Stykz installation:

https://www.stykz.net/downloads/

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Tech & Design Expedition  

Windows or Macintosh Computer earlier than OS 10.15 Catalina; Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Linux Systems, Apple/Android Tablets, or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating SystemWindows 7 or later, or Mac OS 10.10 through 10.14 — Due to Apple OS updates removing 32-bit compatibility, OS 10.15 Catalina IS NOT COMPATIBLE.

Disk Space14 GB or more free space

Memory6 GB of RAM or more

ProcessorDual core processor – 2.0 Ghz or higher

Internet speedThe machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

Greenfoot installation:

https://www.greenfoot.org/download

Python installation:

https://www.python.org/downloads/

Tinkercad account:

On https://www.tinkercad.com/, parents/guardians should create an online account for their child to use.  On the Tinkercad website, click “Join now” in the top right corner, then click “Create a personal account” and follow the steps.  When asked for a birthday, parents/guardians: put your own birthday in; do not put in the child’s birthday or some features needed for class may be restricted.

Sculptris installation:

https://pixologic.com/sculptris/ – click the orange “free download” button in the center of the page, then follow the instructions for downloading on your system.

Sweet Home 3D installation:

http://www.sweethome3d.com/download.jsp

Scratch account:

https://scratch.mit.edu/ – set up an account by clicking “Join Scratch” in the top right corner of the website and following the steps.

Stykz installation:

https://www.stykz.net/downloads/

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Stop Motion Animation Movie Production  

Windows or Macintosh Computer earlier than OS 10.15 Catalina; Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Linux Systems, Apple/Android Tablets, or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating SystemWindows XP or newer, or Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) to OS 10.14 — Due to Apple OS updates removing 32-bit compatibility, OS 10.15 Catalina IS NOT COMPATIBLE.

Disk Space1 GB or more free space

Memory2 GB of RAM or more

Internet speedThe machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Required: TWO Webcams (one for Zoom, one for shooting movies)

Highly Recommended: Headphones

Hue Animation software license and installation:

Stop Motion Animation classes require one license of HUE Animation software for each student participating.  If you already have two webcams, follow this link and “Add to cart” to begin the purchase process for a single license of HUE Animation ($19.99).  If you are in need of an additional webcam, we recommend you purchase this software + webcam bundle ($69.95) from HUE Animation.  Note that the physical bundle may take upwards of a week to ship.

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Digital Animation  

Windows or Macintosh Computer earlier than OS 10.15 Catalina; Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Linux Systems, Apple/Android Tablets, or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating System: Windows Vista or newer, or Mac OS 10.9 through 10.14 — Due to Apple OS updates removing 32-bit compatibility, OS 10.15 Catalina IS NOT COMPATIBLE.

Disk Space: 2 GB or more free space.

Memory:  4 GB of RAM or more.

Processor:  Intel Core i series processor with 2Ghz or higher processing power.

Internet speed:  The machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up.

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

OpenToonz installation:

https://opentoonz.github.io/e/download/opentoonz.html

Stykz installation:

https://www.stykz.net/downloads/

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

3D Arts & Architecture Exploration

and

3D Arts & Architecture Expedition

 

Windows or Macintosh Computer earlier than OS 10.15 Catalina; Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Linux Systems, Apple/Android Tablets, or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating System: Windows Vista or newer, or Mac OS 10.10 through 10.14 — Due to Apple OS updates removing 32-bit compatibility, OS 10.15 Catalina IS NOT COMPATIBLE.

Disk Space: 9 GB or more free space

Memory:  6 GB of RAM or more.

Processor:  Intel i5+ CPU or AMD equivalent

Internet speed:  The machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

Sculptris installation:

https://pixologic.com/sculptris/ – click the orange “free download” button in the center of the page, then follow the instructions for downloading on your system.

Sweet Home 3D installation:

http://www.sweethome3d.com/download.jsp

Tinkercad account:

On https://www.tinkercad.com/, parents/guardians should create an online account for their child to use.  On the Tinkercad website, click “Join now” in the top right corner, then click “Create a personal account” and follow the steps.  When asked for a birthday, parents/guardians: put your own birthday in; do not put in the child’s birthday or some features needed for class may be restricted.

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

FLL Academy  

Windows or Macintosh Computer earlier than OS 10.15 Catalina; Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Linux Systems, Apple/Android Tablets, or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating System: Windows 7 or newer, or Mac OS 10.9 through 10.14 — Due to Apple OS updates removing 32-bit compatibility, OS 10.15 Catalina IS NOT COMPATIBLE.

Disk Space: 3 GB or more free space

Memory:  8 GB of RAM or more.

Processor:  Dual core processor – 2.0 Ghz or higher

Internet speed:  The machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

EV3 Programming installation:

https://www.lego.com/en-us/themes/mindstorms/downloads – close any pop ups, then scroll down until you see “Desktop Software”.  If downloading for Mac, click the Apple symbol with text that matches your operating system, which should start a download.  If downloading for Windows, scroll down further to “EV3 Software PC” and click the Windows symbol which should start a download.  

Virtual Robotics Toolkit installation:

Please see the guide provided by VRT, section “Installation”: How to install Virtual Robotics Toolkit.  If you have not received a license code yet for VRT from Empow for VRT, please email vrt-info@empow.me.

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Junior FLL  

Windows (OS 7 or newer), Macintosh (OS 10.10 or newer), or Linux Computer.  Additionally, Chromebooks (ChromeOS 50 or newer), iPads (iPad 3 with OS 13 or newer), or Android tablets of at least 8” (version 4.4.2 Kitkat or newer) are compatible with the software needed for this camp type.

Disk Space: 2 GB or more free space

Memory:  4 GB of RAM or more.

Internet speed:  The machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set:

A physical WeDo robotics set, valued at $199.50, is required as an additional purchase for this camp type.  Click here for an Amazon purchase page for the WeDo kit.

LEGO WeDo software installation:

https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/wedo-2/softwareclick the dropdown that says “Windows 7” and switch it to match your operating system.  Then click Download.

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Arduino Robotics Engineering  

Windows, Macintosh, or Linux Computer.  Apple/Android Tablets or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating System: Windows XP or newer, or Mac OS 10.7 or newer

Disk Space: 2 GB or more free space

Memory:  2 GB of RAM or more.

Internet speed:  The machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

Robotic Smart Car Kit:

A specific Arduino smart car kit, valued at $72.99, is required as an additional purchase for this camp type.  Click here for an Amazon purchase page for the robotic smart car kit.

Arduino IDE installation:

https://www.arduino.cc/en/main/software – scroll down to “Download the Arduino IDE”.  On the right side, select your operating system, which will bring you to another page.  Look to the bottom of the new page for a Download button, which should begin your download when clicked.

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Robotics & Electronics  

Windows or Macintosh Computer earlier than OS 10.15 Catalina; Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Linux Systems, Apple/Android Tablets, or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating System: Windows 7 or newer, or Mac OS 10.9 through 10.14 — Due to Apple OS updates removing 32-bit compatibility, OS 10.15 Catalina IS NOT COMPATIBLE.

Disk Space: 3 GB or more free space

Memory:  8 GB of RAM or more.

Processor:  Dual core processor – 2.0 Ghz or higher

Internet speed:  The machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

Circuit Playground Express kit:

Circuit Playground Express (CPX) is a required hardware kit for the electronics portion of this camp type.  If you do not already have a CPX kit, please schedule a time to pick one up from Empow’s Lexington Studio at 1776 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA (front door), using this form.

EV3 Programming installation:

https://www.lego.com/en-us/themes/mindstorms/downloads – close any pop ups, then scroll down until you see “Desktop Software”.  If downloading for Mac, click the Apple symbol with text that matches your operating system, which should start a download.  If downloading for Windows, scroll down further to “EV3 Software PC” and click the Windows symbol which should start a download.  

Virtual Robotics Toolkit installation:

Please see the guide provided by VRT, section “Installation”: How to install Virtual Robotics Toolkit.  If you have not received a license code yet for VRT from Empow for VRT, please email vrt-info@empow.me.

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Minecraft Exploration

and

Minecraft Expedition

and

Advanced Minecraft

Windows, Linux, or Macintosh earlier than OS 10.15 Catalina.  Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Apple/Android Tablets and Chromebooks from 2018 or earlier will not work for this camp type.  Chromebooks from 2019 onward can work, but you should be prepared for an alternate set of setup steps.

Operating System: Windows Vista or newer, or Mac OS 10.10 through 10.14 — Due to Apple OS updates removing 32-bit compatibility, OS 10.15 Catalina IS NOT COMPATIBLE.

Disk Space: 4 GB or more free space

Memory:  8 GB of RAM or more.

Processor:  Intel core i5 or equivalent

Internet speed:  The machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

Minecraft: Java Edition purchase & installation required:

These steps assume that you do not already own Minecraft: Java Edition or have it installed.  If you already own it, please just follow step 9 only.  Note that Minecraft: Java Edition is a separate version of Minecraft from “pocket edition” or “Windows 10 Edition” and is therefore a separate purchase.  Also, all versions of Minecraft require unique accounts, and therefore if you have more than one child joining a Minecraft class, a unique account will need to be purchased for each child, and each account username sent to Empow as per step 9 below.

For Windows, Mac, or Linux:

  1. Navigate to minecraft.net in your web browser.  Click “Get Minecraft”.  
  2. Click “Computer”.  Choose your operating system.  
  3. Click “Minecraft: Java Edition”.  
  4. Click “Buy Minecraft”.  You will now be prompted to create a Mojang (company who owns Minecraft) account if you don’t have one.  Follow the steps as prompted on the webpage, going through the “Register” and “Verify Email” steps.  
  5. After the “Verify Email” step, on the same page where payment info is requested, a username must be created by typing it into the box under “Minecraft Profile”.  Please choose a username and write it down.  You will be asked for the username later in these steps and will need it henceforth for logging into the app.
  6. Continue through the “Buy” and “Download” steps.  On the last step, you will be prompted to download Minecraft.  
  7. Once done, run the installer app to complete the process and install Minecraft.  
  8. Run Minecraft:Java Edition, following the prompts to log in with your username/password and Play.  This step is to make sure Minecraft: Java Edition is working on your computer.
  9. Please email minecraftinfo@empow.me with the username and full name of the student who will be using this account.  We do not need to know the password you made, only the username.  This is a vital step in securing the Minecraft server so that we know who is joining and we don’t let strangers in.  

For a Chromebook:

1) On a supported Chromebook (most from 2019 onward), go to settings>Linux>Enable Linux.  If you do not see a Linux setting, it likely means your Chromebook is NOT compatible with Linux, and therefore cannot be used for this camp.

2) After Linux is enabled, head to https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/alternative/ and download the .deb Minecraft file.

3) Open the Files app, and click on Linux Files>minecraft.deb

4) Follow Installation procedures.

5) After installation, launch Minecraft: Java Edition and log in using your Mojang account credentials.  If you do not own a Minecraft account, please refer to the steps 1-6 in the paragraph above this one for steps to purchase an account.  You may skip the download at the end of step 6.

6) Hit PLAY – so you can test out your install, and adjust a setting.

7) In Minecraft Settings, turn available graphics options to low.

If you already happen to own Minecraft: Java Edition but need to redownload it, navigate to minecraft.net, sign into your account, then navigate to https://my.minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft/#owned and you will see download options.  Download and run the installer app, following the steps in the install process.

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Advanced Minecraft Accelerated

and

Minecraft Modding with MCreator

 

Windows, Linux, or Macintosh earlier than OS 10.15 Catalina.  Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Apple/Android Tablets and Chromebooks from 2018 or earlier will not work for this camp type.  Chromebooks from 2019 onward can work, but you should be prepared for an alternate set of setup steps.

Operating System: Windows Vista or newer, or Mac OS 10.10 through 10.14 — Due to Apple OS updates removing 32-bit compatibility, OS 10.15 Catalina IS NOT COMPATIBLE.

Disk Space: 5 GB or more free space

Memory:  8 GB of RAM or more.

Processor:  Intel core i5 or equivalent

Internet speed:  The machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

SEE ALL MINECRAFT REQUIREMENTS IN ROW ABOVE, plus:

MCreator installation:

https://mcreator.net/download

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Coding Exploration Windows, Macintosh, or Linux Computer. Tablets or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating SystemWindows 7 or newer, or Mac OS 10.8 or newer, or any modern Linux distribution

Disk Space:  5 GB or more free space

Memory:  4 GB of RAM or more

Internet speedThe machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

 

 

 

Scratch account:

https://scratch.mit.edu/ – set up an account by clicking “Join Scratch” in the top right corner of the website and following the steps.

Python / IDLE installation:

https://www.python.org/downloads/ – Download the installer for your computer system and run it.  Make sure to check “Add Python ___ to PATH” (blank space will be a number) which is a checkbox immediately visible when running the installer.  After that checkbox is checked, click Install and follow the rest of the prompts until done.  (If you don’t see any screen with checkboxes, you can ignore that extra step)

PyCharm installation:

PyCharm – download Community version (NOT Professional) for your operating system.

Once the installer is downloaded and run, proceed through it by following the prompts until you reach a screen with multiple checkboxes.  On this screen, you should see one checkbox labeled “Add launchers dir to the PATH”.  Make sure this box is checked, then press Next and keep confirming the prompts until the install is finished.  (If you don’t see any screen with checkboxes, you can ignore that extra step)

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Coding Expedition  

Windows, Macintosh, or Linux Computer. Tablets or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating SystemWindows 7 or newer, or Mac OS 10.8 or newer, or any modern Linux distribution

Disk Space:  13 GB or more free space

Memory:  4 GB of RAM or more

Internet speedThe machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

BlueJ installation:

https://www.bluej.org/

Greenfoot installation:

https://www.greenfoot.org/download

Scratch account:

https://scratch.mit.edu/ – set up an account by clicking “Join Scratch” in the top right corner of the website and following the steps.

Python / IDLE installation:

https://www.python.org/downloads/ – Download the installer for your computer system and run it.  Make sure to check “Add Python ___ to PATH” (blank space will be a number) which is a checkbox immediately visible when running the installer.  After that checkbox is checked, click Install and follow the rest of the prompts until done.  (If you don’t see any screen with checkboxes, you can ignore that extra step)

PyCharm installation:

PyCharm – download Community version (NOT Professional) for your operating system.

Once the installer is downloaded and run, proceed through it by following the prompts until you reach a screen with multiple checkboxes.  On this screen, you should see one checkbox labeled “Add launchers dir to the PATH”.  Make sure this box is checked, then press Next and keep confirming the prompts until the install is finished.  (If you don’t see any screen with checkboxes, you can ignore that extra step)

Coding with Python 101

and

Coding with Python 201

 

Windows, Macintosh, or Linux Computer. Tablets or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating SystemWindows 7 or newer, or Mac OS 10.8 or newer, or any modern Linux distribution

Disk Space:  5 GB or more free space

Memory:  4 GB of RAM or more

Internet speedThe machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Python / IDLE installation:

https://www.python.org/downloads/ – Download the installer for your computer system and run it.  Make sure to check “Add Python ___ to PATH” (blank space will be a number) which is a checkbox immediately visible when running the installer.  After that checkbox is checked, click Install and follow the rest of the prompts until done.  (If you don’t see any screen with checkboxes, you can ignore that extra step)

PyCharm installation:

PyCharm – download Community version (NOT Professional) for your operating system.

Once the installer is downloaded and run, proceed through it by following the prompts until you reach a screen with multiple checkboxes.  On this screen, you should see one checkbox labeled “Add launchers dir to the PATH”.  Make sure this box is checked, then press Next and keep confirming the prompts until the install is finished.  (If you don’t see any screen with checkboxes, you can ignore that extra step)

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Coding with Java  

Windows, Macintosh, or Linux Computer. Tablets or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating System:  Any modern Windows, Mac, or Linux system

Disk Space:  8 GB or more free space

Memory:  4 GB of RAM or more

Internet speedThe machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

BlueJ installation:

https://www.bluej.org/

Greenfoot installation:

https://www.greenfoot.org/download

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Girls STEM Exploration  

Windows or Macintosh Computer earlier than OS 10.15 Catalina; Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Linux Systems, Apple/Android Tablets, or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating SystemWindows 7 or later, or Mac OS 10.10 through 10.14 — Due to Apple OS updates removing 32-bit compatibility, OS 10.15 Catalina IS NOT COMPATIBLE.

Disk Space12 GB or more free space

Memory6 GB of RAM or more

ProcessorDual core processor – 2.0 Ghz or higher

Internet speedThe machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

Installations required:

Python installation:

https://www.python.org/downloads/

Tinkercad account:

On https://www.tinkercad.com/, parents/guardians should create an online account for their child to use.  On the Tinkercad website, click “Join now” in the top right corner, then click “Create a personal account” and follow the steps.  When asked for a birthday, parents/guardians: put your own birthday in; do not put in the child’s birthday or some features needed for class may be restricted.

Sculptris installation:

https://pixologic.com/sculptris/ – click the orange “free download” button in the center of the page, then follow the instructions for downloading on your system.

Sweet Home 3D installation:

http://www.sweethome3d.com/download.jsp

Scratch account:

https://scratch.mit.edu/ – set up an account by clicking “Join Scratch” in the top right corner of the website and following the steps.

Stykz installation:

https://www.stykz.net/downloads/

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

Girls STEM Expedition  

Windows or Macintosh Computer earlier than OS 10.15 Catalina; Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Linux Systems, Apple/Android Tablets, or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating SystemWindows 7 or later, or Mac OS 10.10 through 10.14 — Due to Apple OS updates removing 32-bit compatibility, OS 10.15 Catalina IS NOT COMPATIBLE.

Disk Space14 GB or more free space

Memory6 GB of RAM or more

ProcessorDual core processor – 2.0 Ghz or higher

Internet speedThe machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

Greenfoot installation:

https://www.greenfoot.org/download

Python installation:

https://www.python.org/downloads/

Tinkercad account:

On https://www.tinkercad.com/, parents/guardians should create an online account for their child to use.  On the Tinkercad website, click “Join now” in the top right corner, then click “Create a personal account” and follow the steps.  When asked for a birthday, parents/guardians: put your own birthday in; do not put in the child’s birthday or some features needed for class may be restricted.

Sculptris installation:

https://pixologic.com/sculptris/ – click the orange “free download” button in the center of the page, then follow the instructions for downloading on your system.

Sweet Home 3D installation:

http://www.sweethome3d.com/download.jsp

Scratch account:

https://scratch.mit.edu/ – set up an account by clicking “Join Scratch” in the top right corner of the website and following the steps.

Stykz installation:

https://www.stykz.net/downloads/

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

2D Video Game Design

and

Video Game Development

 

Windows, Macintosh, or Linux Computer, or a Chromebook.  Additionally, iPads or Android tablets of at least 8” screen size can work for this camp type — though a computer is preferable.

Disk Space1 GB or more free space (most work will be saved online)

Memory:  4 GB of RAM or more

Internet speedThe machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.
AR/VR Development with UNITY  

Windows or Macintosh Computer.  Linux Systems, Apple/Android Tablets, or Chromebooks will not work for this camp type.

Operating SystemWindows 7 or newer, or Mac OS 10.103 or newer

Disk Space:  26 GB or more free space

Memory:  8 GB of RAM or more

Processor2 Ghz or faster (quad core or better recommended)

Internet speedThe machine should be connected to an internet service that provides speeds of at least 20 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up

Required: Microphone 

Highly Recommended: Webcam

Highly Recommended: Headphones

Unity installation:

https://store.unity.com/download-nuo – click “Start here”.  Download the installer, run it, and follow the steps.  Make sure to click “for Personal Use” when prompted in the installer.  You may be asked to create a free account along the way.

Microsoft Visual Studio installation:

https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads/ – Download the Community version and follow the steps in the installer.  You may be asked to create a free account along the way.

Need Help? If you would like support setting up your child’s computer, please click here to book a live video tech support session.

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