Motion Sensing Minecraft Creeper Will Scare the Pickaxe Offa’ya

[Chris] Writes in to tell us about his motion sensing, Arduino powered Creeper.  As if these buggers were not frightening enough in game, [Chris] had to go and make the closest (legal) real world facsimile.  The Creeper utilizes an Arduino Uno with a wave shield to playback creeper noises, PIR sensor to detect victims, and an RC car as a motorized cart. The creeper sits and waits for a signal from the PIR detector, when it sees motion the RC remote is triggered, Creeper noises played and (we assume) panic ensues.

We might have forgone the entire RC part of the toy car and found the H-bridge motor controller, but using the RC remote has potential. The whole triggering mechanism can be placed remotely allowing the Creeper to jump out from some kind of cover.

Not enough Minecraft? Check out some our other Minecraft projects if you are interested in more tree-punching goodness.

A video of the creeper in action is available after the jump!

Comments

  1. krazeecain says:

    Well… crap.

  2. peter says:

    ack. Just some crappy cardboard ducttaped to an R/C car.. wtf?

  3. octel says:

    ssssssssssssssssssssssss

  4. MrX says:

    Clear example on how to not spend your time.

  5. Stevie says:

    Lame game, lame project.

  6. fartface says:

    Wow… some people have too much time.

  7. Jack says:

    Had potential, failure in execution. Would have been cooler if it was tiny, like table-top sized, and had glowing red LEDs in it’s eyes.

  8. Dzhus says:

    Looks laggy.

    Just like Minecraft.

  9. zoo says:

    This would be even creepier on strandbeest legs

  10. ftorama says:

    hope he’s twelve years old…that would explain a lot of things

  11. Philpax says:

    He decided to use what he had to make a fun homage to the game. Doesn’t matter if it’s flimsy or you hate Minecraft – he likes it, and he enjoyed having building it; and that’s the spirit of hacking.

  12. Skitchin says:

    I’m really disappointed to see he said that he didn’t really hack much on the controller, it’s only wired to go forward.

  13. IJ Dee-Vo says:

    wow, awsome use of time, im glad there are people out there doing these things.

    @trolls,,Oh no how dare someoine use their time to do something you dont like instead of hanging around hackaday to complain about people using their time for things you dont like. If you don’t like it, then how about use your time to do a product to post here..if you have the skillz. Oh wait, maybe that is why all you do is troll.

  14. Ben says:

    It failed to be epic win when it didn’t actually explode.

  15. Nimaid says:

    @IJ Dee-Vo
    Did you just troll, then anti-troll? I think that is a violation of the internet.

    Anyways, this project is OK, but kinda poorly done. Not that I could do any better with my resources, but still.

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