Running Minecraft On Two Routers

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[CNLohr] is no stranger to running Minecraft on some weird hardware. Earlier, he built this Linux powered microscope slide… thing to toggle LEDs with redstone levers in Minecraft. Figuring if Minecraft could run on an AVR, he decided to try the same thing on a router, a TP-LINK TL-WR841N to be specific. Like the microscope slide running Linux, this proved to be an easy task. [CNLohr] had another router he could run Minecraft on, and this one could also punch wood. There really was only one thing for him to do.

Like the microscope slide and the wireless router, [CNLohr]‘s CNC router is now running a Minecraft server. The phrase, “because it’s there” comes to mind. When connected to the CNC server, the player controls a snow golem (a snowman with a jack ‘o lantern head) with a carrot. Wherever the snow golem goes, the tool head follows, allowing him to carve objects in the world, and on a sheet of MDF secured in the CNC machine.

It’s certainly an odd build, but [CNLohr] was able to carve out a pixeley, blocky Hackaday logo with the snow golem controlled CNC machine. Code here, video below.

Comments

  1. nicohood says:

    hahaha i like that guy :D

    • delmadord says:

      Now it would be fun connected to the 3D printer and building real buildings using minecraft :D

      • Hassan Chaouki says:

        I like This!

      • Blue Footed Booby says:

        Ages ago when 3d printers were first hitting public awareness I read about a “printable house.” Basically it had a giant 3d printer loaded with two kinds of concrete: one was dense and hard, for structure stiffness; the other way relatively light and fluffy, for filler between two layers of the hard stuff. Supposedly they were going to be able to print a one story, two or three bedroom “starter house” for the price of an economical car. Wonder if anything came of that?

  2. oh… THAT kind of router. I was expecting that someone had managed to get the minecraft server to run on a JVM that ran on 2 clustered internet routers.

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