Since its release in 2011, Minecraft has become a worldwide phenomenon that is revered by gamers of all ages. It has made its way to consoles, iPads and even Raspberry Pi. With all of its success, Minecraft continues to be expanded on and explored. One Kickstarter project is aiming to marry the virtual engineering of this game with real life computer building.
With 11 days remaining, Piper’s “Minecraft Toolbox for Budding Inventors” has raised over $214,000, which is more than 4x its goal. The whole project is based around a Raspberry Pi computer that kids and adults can use to build the necessary system for playing Minecraft: Pi Edition. Where things get interesting is when this version of Minecraft challenges kids to build physical input devices for the game, which in turn triggers different actions during play. Aside from building controllers and sensors to navigate these maps, the built-in power bank allows for five hours of continuous playing so the system is portable.
There is still plenty of time to get in on this Kickstarter, for $169 you’ll be able to get a Minecraft Toolbox by Christmas.