Makey Makey Minecraft Bow Tutorial by Tech 101 Kids

 

This is the Makey Makey Minecraft Bow Controlled Bow or  the MMMBCB for short.

For this project you will need the following items:

Option #1 If you want to shoot an arrow:

  • 1 Makey Makey
  • 1 Usb that connnects the Makey Makey to the computer
  • 1 Computer
  • 1 Bow
  • 2 Alligator Clips
  • Electrical Tape
  • Tin Foil
  • Minecraft Game

Option #2 If you want to shoot an arrow and turn left and right:

  • 1 Makey Makey
  • 1 Usb that connnects the Makey Makey to the computer
  • 1 Computer
  • 1 Bow
  • 2 Wires
  • 4 Alligator Clips
  • Electrical Tape
  • Tin Foil
  • Minecraft Game

Step One:   Layout all your materials on a flat surface.
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Step Two: Connect one side of the alligator clip to ground on the makey makey and connect the other side to the string of the bow. If the bow does not contain a rubber coating for the fingers then take tin foil and wrap it around the alligator clip and over the string securing the alligator clip in place.

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Step Three:  Take your other alligator clip and insert one end into the click on the makey makey. Take the other end and place it on the handle of the bow, wrap it in tinfoil once, and then tape electrical tape on the edges of the tinfoil so it doesn’t fall off.

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Step Four: Take your usb cable and connect it to your makey makey and computer. Pull up minecraft onto the computer and go into a game.

 

STEP FIVE**** This is a very crucial step, if you do not do it then the bow will not work.  Go into the settings of minecraft and change the left click to right click and right click to left click.

 

Step Six: If you followed all the steps correctly then it should work fine. Go ahead and try out your new bow

 

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Option #2

*Step Seven*: If you chose to go with Option #2 then do all the steps above and the next two steps.

 

Step Eight:  Take one of your wire and connect to A4. Connect the other end to the an alligator clip and place it somewhere near the handle of your bow so you can move while drawing back your bow. Wrap it in tin foil and surround it in electrical tape once.

 

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Step Nine: Do the same thing as in Step Eight but take a different wire and connect it to A3.

 

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And that just about wraps it up. Have fun and make sure to keep track for our next tutorial.

**Note**

Feel free to mess around and experiment with this project.

 

 

Learn more about the Makey Makey here

 

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