If you’re a fan of playing Minecraft you have probably thought about how fun it would be to have your own personal server to share with your friends. My sons were constantly asking me for their own shared world, and eventually their interest in Minecraft combined with my interest in the Raspberry Pi, and the idea for the OreServer was born.
This project will show you how to set up a Minecraft server with a fun and unique feature – it’s built to resemble an ore block, and it lights up with different colors depending on how many people are currently playing on your world!
But it doesn’t stop there! We will also make the server accessible to anyone with the PC edition of Minecraft, so you can share your server address and invite friends into your world. It will be running 24/7, so even if you’re busy or out of the house your friends can keep building. And we will set up automatic backups just in case tragedy strikes (that TNT cannon sounded like a good idea at the time…) so you can reset from a previous days work.
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.