Introduction: Paper Minecraft Automata
This is my first instructable.
We will making a Minecraft paper automata. Lets get started!
For this project you will need:
- Access to a printer
- Card stock
- Glue stick
- Small washers or coins (Optional: For weighting pieces)
- Xacto knife (Optional: For cutting out small middle pieces)
- Cutting mat (Optional)
- Tweezers (Optional: For gluing small pieces)
Note: In some of the pictures the lever was cut differently than normal because I was still prototyping (there's one bend not two).
Step 1: Print
Time to print! Use the template attached and print!
Step 2: Cut
Next cut out all the pieces. Use an Xacto knife to cut out the small pieces. Watch out, don't cut yourself!
Step 3: Fold
Fold them in, and then fold them out half way. All the folds are inward, so it should be simple. DO NOT glue them yet!
Step 4: Glue
All the parts you glue are marked in orange. DO NOT glue the grass lid down or glue the TNT block too the grass block yet. Glue the lever base plate onto the hole in the side of the grass block. Look at the pictures for better understanding.
Optional: Before gluing the top of the creeper you can place a penny or small weight inside. This will make the lever go down automatically (unlike in Minecraft).
Step 5: The Lever
Now this is the tricky part. Put the lever through the holes in the lever base plate and grass block. Then have the lever go through the top of the grass block. When the lever is in place glue the lid of the grass block in place.
Step 6: TNT
Put glue around the bottom of the TNT block. Pull the lever through the hole in the bottom of the TNT block.
Optional: You could try to weigh down the lid with a coin.
Step 7: Creeper
Now glue the bottom of the creeper to the lever.
Step 8: Your Done!
Now you can push the lever down to make the creeper pop out! I hope you enjoyed this project, it took a lot of experimenting to make the template. Please vote for my Instructable for the Paper Contest if you like it!
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Paper Contest 2018
Question 6 weeks ago on Step 3
How do i fold the lever?
6 weeks ago
5 years ago
Clever combination of those pieces! Do you have a gif of the Creeper popping out of the TNT?
Reply 5 years ago
Thanks, I am glad you like it. I will make a gif soon! :)