Make: Minecraft for Makers (PDF)

Make: Minecraft for Makers (PDF)

Minecraft for Makers explores the intersection of this creative and beloved electronic game with the real world.

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Minecraft for Makers explores the intersection of this creative and beloved electronic game with the real world. It gives readers the opportunity to take familiar objects from the game - such as blocks, jack o'lanterns, and mobs - and make real-world versions of them. Begin with simple crafting projects using wood, paint, and LEGOs. Then move up to projects that involve basic electronics with LEDs. And, finally, advance to Arduino microcontroller projects that teach programming skills and basic robotics. The skills build progressively on one another, from chapter to chapter, and the emphasis is on fun all the way!

Projects Included

  • Basic Projects (Item Frame with Diamond Sword, LEGO Minecraft Block, Minecraft Chess Pieces)
  • LED Projects (Glowing Minecraft Block, Glowstone Chandelier, Minecraft Chess Board)
  • Arduino Projects (Minecraft Jack O'Lantern, Night and Day Clock, Robot Creeper)

Meet the Author

John Baichtal has written or edited over a dozen books, including the award-winning Cult of Lego (2011 No Starch Press), LEGO hacker bible Make: LEGO and Arduino Projects (2012 Maker Media) with Adam Wolf and Matthew Beckler, Robot Builder (Que 2014) and Basic Robot Building with LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (Que 2012), as well as Building Your Own Drones (forthcoming from Que). His most recent books are Maker Pro, a collection of essays and interviews describing life as a professional maker, Make: Bicycle Projects. John lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three children.