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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

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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
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builderkidj4 years ago
*Bob walks by the creeper*

Bob:Oh my god a creeper

*runs to craft table and builds iron sword*


*Bob chops creeper into bite sized peices*

Joe:Dude,you broke my creeper dude i built


*bob chops joe into bite sized peices*

The end...or is it

Help continue this story on my orangeboard
Joes mom walks in.
Joes mom: "you broke Joe!!!!"
Bob: *Gulp*
*joes mom chops up Bob into bite sized peices*

Continue the story!!!
*Joe's dad walks*
Dad:Oh my god you broke bob!
*Dad chops mom into bite sized bits*

*J.C Denton walks in*
J.C:A bomb!
*house blows up*
the end :)
*Herobrine walks in*
Herobrine: hehehe...
*herobrine rebuilds house and sets trap*
*everyone respawns*
Pressure Plate: BOOM!

nobody walks in

nobody dies.

the end.



Defenetly worth da stuff
hawk452 years ago
techboy4113 years ago
What is the files?
purpulhaze3 years ago
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.

My question is do you know how to get a random wave function working with your sketch?

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...
Heywasup3 years ago
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
what if it followed the "intruder" 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.
jlund Kayoken3 years ago
That would be so AWSOME
jlund3 years ago
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
Ryutso3 years ago
Is that just regular brown packing tape you used to seal the boxes closed or is it some ultra high grade tape?
TheNewHobbyist (author)  Ryutso3 years ago
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)
TheNewHobbyist (author)  mitch and sears4 years ago
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
tqwerty4 years ago
burwuro4 years ago
have a motor pull on one of thoes little "TNT" poppers so a confetti blast goes off at the end of the sound file.
tinker2344 years ago
wow add a machine g un so it hurts maybe a bb gun
lol great now i got to go find some redstone lol
A1v1n14 years ago
imagine putting a fuse that would actually detonate an actual c5 inside XD.
BIG mess
Tsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss BOOOM!!!!

I can see it now...
"Oh, heh... Cool. You made a Creeper statue."
I think I might hurt someone in my rush to escape!
hintss4 years ago
*sets difficulty to peaceful*
*acquires redstone torches*
/tp hintss TheNewHobbyist
hintss4 years ago
*sets difficulty to peaceful*
aseaheru4 years ago

caution: missspellings and randomness above.
alecbh4 years ago
biggfoot534 years ago
Ha ha ha, fantastic!
ryboodle4 years ago
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....
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