Minecraft has inspired many people to do many amazing things. From programming, to electrical engineering, to artistic collaborations, and 3D Printing. Minecraft to Maker is a talk that we have been having at Maker Faires. It is a resources for parents and Minecrafters of all ages. I will keep this page updated with links to resources discussed during the presentation.
The Stone Museum of New Jersey – http://thestonemuseum.com/
This museum in Central New Jersey is worth the visit. It is a Minecrafter and Makers paradise. Filled with cool and interesting things and acres to explore. Want to see all the real life versions of stone in Minecraft? Then this is the place for you.
Minecraft in Education – http://minecraftedu.com/
In their words: “MinecraftEdu is a school-ready remix of the original smash hit game Minecraft, played by over 30 million people worldwide. Created by teachers for classroom use and officially supported by Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, MinecraftEdu contains a set of powerful yet simple tools to fine-tune the Minecraft experience for learning. Teachers in over 40 countries use MinecraftEdu in every subject area from STEM to Language, to History, to Art.”
Raspberry PI – http://www.raspberrypi.org/
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn how computers work, how to manipulate the electronic world around them, and how to program.
Minecraft – Raspberry Pi Edition – http://pi.minecraft.net/
MagPI Magazine – Minecraft Issue # 11 – http://www.themagpi.com/issue/issue-11/
3D Printing: Mineways – http://www.realtimerendering.com/erich/minecraft/public/mineways/
Mineways is a free, open-source program for exporting Minecraft models for 3D printing or rendering. You don’t need a 3D printer, you can easily upload and view (for free) and buy models using 3D print services.
3D Printing: Printcraft – http://www.printcraft.org/
Printcraft is the world’s first 3D printing multi-player Minecraft server. Download your Minecraft models to print on your 3D printer or order models online and have them printed and delivered.
Minecraft Circuits in Real Life – http://solderingsunday.com/minecraft-circuits-in-real-life-4/