Minecraft Link - Connect your mods with the real world

Submitted by Klemen on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 18:41
Minecraft Link - Connect your mods with the real world

After we have developed MCreator for Arduino toolkit, a great interest for a more sophisticated framework arose, so we have decided to make it. And it's OpenSource. Check it out!

Minecraft Link

Our new system is called the Minecraft Link. Minecraft Link enables you to connect hardware devices such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi with Minecraft game via MCreator procedures, commands and general API for Minecraft mod developers. Its concept is demonstrated in the diagram below:

Minecraft Link Concept

Support for Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Whereas MCreator for Arduino only supported Arduino, Minecraft Link supports Arduino and Raspberry Pi out of the box. We have made extensive documentation so support for custom hardware devices can easily be added. Minecraft Link has a hardware abstraction layer, so users only need to define their Minecraft Link system (code, commands or mod) for one device and it will automatically work on all supported devices.

Minecraft Link MCreator integration

Open source

Minecraft Link is licensed under Apache 2.0 license. All the code is therefore opensource. We made great efforts to keep the code well documented and readable. To check the code, visit our repository on GitHub. We have implemented build testing to make sure all commits are working.

Many examples and tutorials

We have made examples for all common use cases with Minecraft Link. Installation tutorials for all supported platforms are available too. Check them out on Minecraft Link section of MCreator Wiki.

You can find even more info about Minecraft Link on its official page.

 

Minecraft Link Release Video

Check the Minecraft Link official release video too!

 

Leave a comment below and tell us your ideas for Minecraft Link projects!

Share this on:

Comments

Do this mean that we can create our own "Kind of" joystick or gaming hardware using MCreator? :O
I say this about what I saw in the video

In this way, yes. You can basically trigger events using buttons and control things like motors and LEDs based on the Minecraft state. You can find quite a lot about this on the wiki.

Submitted by Zoltron999 on Sun, 03/10/2019 - 11:19

So, could a robot be made to move its arm like our character when it breaks a block?

I'm hoping i can do this! we have a raspberry pi that hasn't been used in forever. (Also, Happy pi day!)