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Minecraft for Makers by John Baichtal

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4 LED-Lit Minecraft Block

In this chapter, you’ll continue to explore ways to re-create the iconic Minecraft block, making a larger, wooden version decorated with stenciled patterns. We’ll begin with a painted block that looks cool but doesn’t do anything, before leveling up with a light-up version of the Redstone Ore block, shown in Figure 4-1. Follow along to see how to build both versions.

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Figure 4-1: Make your own LED-lit Redstone Ore block!

Making a Wooden Minecraft Block

Before we work with LEDs, let’s make a simple wooden cube, a block consisting of six-inch panels of plywood (Figure 4-2) glued together to form a cube. I used a laser ...

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