Minestation – An external weather display for your Minecraft world

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If you’re a big Minecraft fan, the folks at [radikaldesign] have something that might be of interest to you. (Translation) Inspired by some of their Minecraft-loving friends, they have developed Minestation – a weather station for your Minecraft game.

The concept is simple. Here in the real world we have the ability to look out the window and see what it is like outside, but many of us turn to digital weather stations, the Weather Channel, or the local news to get the real scoop. They decided that the world of Minecraft should be no different, so they constructed an Arduino shield that allows players to see weather conditions as they play.

The shield contains a Nokia 6100 LCD screen which displays all sorts of useful information. It features a clock and calendar that reflect in-game time, making it easy to know when night is going to fall. It also continually displays the player’s coordinates as well as what the weather looks like in that region. Having this information at hand when you’ve been slogging away in the mines (losing track of time and weather) seems like it could be pretty useful at times.

You can buy one of the devices at Minestation.me, but the design is completely open, so you can easily construct one of your own without too much hassle.

Continue reading to see a video of the Minestation in action.

[Via HackedGadgets]

Comments

  1. Alex Rossie says:

    ARGH I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!

  2. Hackerspacer says:

    You can buy these shields from SparkFun for about $40 – you also have to buy the headers and solder them on. There is sample code and a library though.

  3. …goes to re-install minecraft..

  4. DudeGuy says:

    /weather weather off
    It is no longer “Storm”.

  5. Steve says:

    Why, why why! This should be a server administrating tool for multiplayer….

  6. Aivaras says:

    Sorry, I’m not following it.
    Why would you be concerned about weather in your game? :D

  7. coromd says:

    now go and add buttons to change the weather and time and a cave/lava finder to show the caves and lava below you so you don’t dig into a huge ravine and fall to your death or fall into lava and burn to death XD

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