And now for something different comes the following ideas from Instructables member GeckoScraps, who shows us how easy it is to control an Arduino from within your own Minecraft worlds. It's an interesting idea and allows a fun new tangent from within the game.
The process relies on provided Windows software (however the C++ code is provided) that interfaces between Minecraft and the USB port. This software takes commands from Minecraft and converts them to serial text which can be acted upon by the Arduino connected to the USB port.
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