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!
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:
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 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!
This is cool!
Between, First comment!!!
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.
It's a cool things, sad i can't do these at home but it really looks fun
If you get really interested in these things, you can buy some cheap Arduino kits to get started. Who knows, maybe you will get into electronics :)
Very cool, and looks promising!
This seems great!
Looks cool to me! :)
how much does it cost
and it is very very cool!!!
It is free and opensource. Just go to mcreator.net/link to download it.
So, could a robot be made to move its arm like our character when it breaks a block?
Of course, but detecting hand breaking movement of the player would be kinda tricky and would definitely require programming.
I'm hoping i can do this! we have a raspberry pi that hasn't been used in forever. (Also, Happy pi day!)
Thanks, I hope you will make some nice projects with it :D
Hi klemen, i saw in the changelog for the next mcreator version obj uv texture support! this is awesome! can't wait! :D but i didn't used mcreator in the last time so my question is, does mcreator currently also support multiple collider boxes for a block? because if you have complex models it would be good to also create a collider that "fit's" on the model.
Custom collider cannot be defined yet without custom coding but we plan to add this in later updates.
I just found MCreator Link, looks very nice. How does the "send message to device" command works: does it send a message via serial port?