August 12, 2013

Easily display Minecraft health status with LEDs and Arduino

Many of our readers and others are quite enthusiastic about playing Minecraft (the game of construction and survival) and due to the popularity many modifications have been possible. One interesting example of this has been published by Rory Crispin - who saw the liquid lifebar project published earlier and instead made his own simplified version that uses inexpensive LEDs to indicate the health of the character in the gameplay. The value is passed from the game to the Arduino connected by USB via a simple python sketch, and can also be used for other games. However you can see Rory's example at work in the following video:

An interesting project for the Minecraft enthusiasts, so visit Rory's website to find out more. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

 If you're new to Arduino and want to join the fun, the first step is a solid board for your projects - our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs: 


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