Minecraft is a fantastic game that lets you play in a virtual 'sandbox' to unleash your creativity and build amazing structures.  The Raspberry Pi has a special version of Minecraft that can actually be controlled using the Python programming language.  In this guide I'll show you how to interact with Minecraft in a fun new way using near-field communication (NFC).  By swiping a paper block against a NFC reader you can create blocks in the Minecraft world and bridge the gap between the real and virtual worlds!

Before you get started you'll want to familiarize yourself with a few guides:

If you're new to the Raspberry Pi you'll want to check out some of the Pi getting started guides like how to install an operating system and connect to the Pi with SSH.

When you're ready to get started, continue on to learn what parts you'll need and how to connect them to the Raspberry Pi.

This guide was first published on Mar 24, 2015. It was last updated on May 07, 2024.

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