It’s not super tricky to create a Minecraft server on a Raspberry Pi, though it does take some careful entry of text-based commands. While it won’t have the power of a larger home server or a Minecraft Realm, your Raspberry Pi Minecraft server will let several people connect and play the popular game from their own devices. Multiplayer Minecraft is a fun way to spend time with family and friends, whether you’re a kid or just a kid at heart.
First, though, let’s look at what hardware you’ll need to run your own Minecraft server on a Raspberry Pi.
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