SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS & TUTORIALS

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How to come prepared

Many of the activities at Hack the Future require that you have some software program installed on your computer. You will get the most out of the day if this is already pre-installed, and you don't have to do this on the day of the event. Maybe you want to check it out beforehand, and you'll already have ideas for a project, or questions for us?

Unity 3D

Unity is a professional 3D game development tool for Windows and Mac OS X.

3D Printing

We have some 3D printers that will print anything you can design. Sketchup is a simple modeling program that lets you create your own printable objects.

Stencyl

Stencyl is a cross-platform game creation toolset for writing Flash games. It is written in Java and requires a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on your computer.

Minecraft Mods

Minecraft mods are built using the Forge framework. Both Minecraft and Forge are written in Java and require the Java Development Kit (JDK). You should also install an IDE.

Arduino

The Arduino is a small microcontroller board for electronics projects. To program it, you should install the open-source development environment.

Scratch

Scratch is a simple programming environment from MIT that lets you create interactive games, stories, and animations. Scratch 2.0 is built on Flash Player which comes bundled with some modern browsers.

Webpages and Javascript

If your goal is to create a webpage or a Javascript game that you can play in the browser, that will probably require the least amount of software installation. A text editor and a browser are all you need, and you likely have those on your computer already.