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Minecraft for Makers by John Baichtal

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9 Robot Creeper

You knew there had to be a monster Creeper project in the book and here it is. You’re going to build a motorized Creeper (Figure 9-1) with a metal skeleton and wooden skin. Aside from the fact that the thing most certainly doesn’t blow up, you’ll love it, and you’ll learn a lot about robotics and Arduino along the way. Let’s get to it!

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Figure 9-1: Build this Creeper.

Building the Robot Creeper

The Creeper consists of a robot chassis kit with add-on parts creating the mob’s distinctive armless body, with a motor in back of the neck to turn the head around. Begin by taking a look at the Creeper in-game. Just be sure to stick ...

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