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Minecraft Compass with TIC

A little project to drive a “real-world” compass from Minecraft via USB using a TIC.

Simple, but quite fun to do. Thanks for your help so I could just drive it off the USB.

Also, I made a Java interface for the TIC here: GitHub - theredwagoneer/javaTic: Java USB interface for the Pololu TIC stepper motor controller

Video: Real World Minecraft Compass - YouTube

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Thank you for sharing your project; that is really neat, and I’m sure your neighbor really got a kick out of it!

It reminds of the Liquid Lifebar we made a blog post about all the way back in 2013. Since then, I’ve always thought there was something satisfying about having a physical representation of something from a video game, but I haven’t seen a lot of other projects like it. I might have to try to make a compass for myself!

By the way, in case you weren’t aware we also offer custom laser cutting.