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We wanted to see if we could create an interactive mat that could be used with Minecraft to create an experience where a real person moves the virtual person in Minecraft.

Step 1: Materials

  1. Foam Mat Pieces
  2. Aluminum Tape
  3. Makey Makey
  4. Minecraft World

Step 2: Create the Makey Makey Mat

Using the aluminum tape, create an interactive area that will be alligator clipped to the Makey Makey arrows. We used Xs but if you have more material cover more of the foam piece instead to create as much of a interactive area as possible.

Attach the alligator clip to the corner of your interactive aluminum tape area and attach it to the Makey Makey.

Step 3: Create a Minecraft World

Create a Minecraft World that has a maze to experience the Makey Makey interactive mat or use the zip file that has been included.

Step 4: Minecraft Controls

The last step is to modify the controls in Minecraft to default to the arrow keys on the keyboard for movement instead of the keys WASD.

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