In January I decided that I needed to upgrade my in-home security. Unfortunately for me my building does not allow dogs so a big scary animal was not an option. Then suddenly, inspiration struck or I guess you could say exploded.

The most logical option was obviously to create a near life size Arduino powered, motion activated, audio playing, remote controllable Minecraft Creeper. Obviously.

Step 1: Check your chest for required inventory

As always this started with a fairly lengthy list of relatively inexpensive supplies. Here's the most complete list I can compile from memory. The electronics
  • Arduino UNO (all good projects start with an Arduino)
  • Ada Fruit Wave Shield (for audio playback with the Arduino)
  • Electric Sumo CMoy Amp (I wanted to build one of these anyway so I picked it up for the project)
  • Cheap RC Car (I picked mine up for $15 at the drug store)
  • PIR Sensor
  • Speaker (mine came with my Wave Shield kit)
  • Various bits of wire
  • Batteries, lots and lots of batteries
  • Something to power the Arduino (I used a Minty Boost also from Adafruit)
  And the crafty bits
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paint
  • Hot glue (I used the normal stuff to hold the electronics in place and some heavy duty pull-the-skin-off-your-hands industrial stuff to hold the boxes together
  • Masking or painters tape
  • zip ties/cable ties
*Bob walks by the creeper*<br><br>Bob:Oh my god a creeper<br><br>*runs to craft table and builds iron sword*<br><br>Bob:DIE!!!!!!<br><br>*Bob chops creeper into bite sized peices*<br><br>Joe:Dude,you broke my creeper dude i built<br><br>Bob:oh...<br><br>*bob chops joe into bite sized peices*<br><br><br>The end...or is it<br><br><br>Help continue this story on my orangeboard
* <br> Joes mom walks in. <br>Joes mom: &quot;you broke Joe!!!!&quot; <br>Bob: *Gulp* <br>*joes mom chops up Bob into bite sized peices* <br> <br> <br> <br> Continue the story!!!
*Joe's dad walks* <br>Dad:Oh my god you broke bob! <br>*Dad chops mom into bite sized bits* <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>*J.C Denton walks in* <br>J.C:A bomb! <br>*house blows up* <br>the end :)
*Herobrine walks in* <br>Herobrine: hehehe... <br>*herobrine rebuilds house and sets trap* <br>*everyone respawns* <br>Pressure Plate: BOOM!
<p>nobody walks in</p><p>nobody dies.</p><p>the end.</p><p>boo-hoo.</p><p>whatever.</p>
Defenetly worth da stuff
nice <br>
What is the files? <br>
Nice instructable! I repurposed your code for my own project. I tried other sketches that did similar things but all failed to compile. Yours compiled without a hitch. <br> <br>My question is do you know how to get a random wave function working with your sketch? <br> <br>I've tried random seed but it fails to compile. Maybe I'm missing something or using it wrong.
hey, nice job dude but i think this could be sooo much better. add a louder sssssss noise, make the colors so that the holes blend with the black on the skin, make the actual feet shapes and have the wheels have longer joints(?), and finally make the car go a little slower. these are just constructive ideas
Or better yet, make it say. Thatssss a very nice everything you have there..... It would be a shame if something were to happen to it...
Great idea! Definately gonna make my own and try to iron out some kinks you had. Ill post and instructable (with credit to you ofcourse)
love it <br>
what if it followed the &quot;intruder&quot; until it got close enough to explode? hmmm
That could be done if you included a camera and coded it to follow an object set up servos to turn the controller so does follow the person, after it gets within 2 feet of the camera it activates the explosion and stops moving. to add effect it could have a small confetti cannon on its head thats hidden and when the explode sound goes off it will shoot the confetti.
That would be so AWSOME
Hay that is the best idea I have ever seen on this im gona make it just remote controlled and take it to my friends house who also loves mine craft and singsong ditch his house and he answers the door and my creeper drives up and boomb
Is that just regular brown packing tape you used to seal the boxes closed or is it some ultra high grade tape?
Plain old packing tape. The hot glue however was some high strength hot glue from McMaster Carr. It's really really strong. I can pick up the Creeper by the head and hold the body horizontal to the ground without it flexing or bending. Really nice stuff.
Awesome. I was trying clear packing tape and duct tape and neither want to stick long enough.
Lol what's that thing next to the creeper(it looks like a mini creeper)
It is! My little (best ever) sister made me a clay creeper for my birthday! I used the face as a reference for painting the big one.
how much would you charge for me if you made me one of these because i wanna make a clap trap (from borederlands) and i wanna have it so when people walk by him he talks and stuff but i dont know like what do do so how much would it cost oh and i was wondering if you could make it so he has like a few diferent play back thingys please respond
have a motor pull on one of thoes little &quot;TNT&quot; poppers so a confetti blast goes off at the end of the sound file.
wow add a machine g un so it hurts maybe a bb gun
lol great now i got to go find some redstone lol
imagine putting a fuse that would actually detonate an actual c5 inside XD.<br>BIG mess
Tsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss BOOOM!!!!<br><br>:)
I can see it now...<br>&quot;Oh, heh... Cool. You made a Creeper statue.&quot;<br>&quot;SSSSS...&quot;<br>!!!<br>...<br>I think I might hurt someone in my rush to escape!
*sets difficulty to peaceful*<br>*acquires redstone torches*<br>/tp hintss TheNewHobbyist
*sets difficulty to peaceful*
CREEPER ALLERT! <br>DELEIT IT IMMEDITALY BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT! <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>caution: missspellings and randomness above. <br>COOL!
Ha ha ha, fantastic!
thatsss a veryyy nicccce real life you have there it would be a sshhame if something happened to it ssssssssssssssssssssssss........ BOOOOM
You, sir, have my eternal respect and gratitude. Well done!
Arm it with Silly String....
That's a really really awesome idea. I'd love to see this done.
i am modding mine to do just that!
Wow, I had this same idea, except it would detonate using a baloon-type thing filled with a CO2 canister. Great job making this!
I SWEAR a colony of creepers took out my torches and destroyed an amazing mine. They're learning!
Imagine hiding this in Lewis' closet... he would probably faint!
Add some sort of air canister cannon that shoots out green confetti when it &quot;explodes&quot;!
It's not complete: You forgot the TNT!!!
Obviously, just by reading this you have made my week. Now i just need to go buy an Arduino so i can make one myself

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