The controller is made around an Minecraft pickaxe toy; a popular part of merchandise given the tool’s importance in the game. Eric, the creator of the controller, has added an Arduino, an accelerometer, and also buttons. This lets the controller mirror a mouse, allowing the user to control the camera by moving the pickaxe. The buttons unlock further functionality, with the red button allowing the user to experience of mining by swinging the axe. According to the reviews, this is a lot of fun, albeit tiring in long sessions. Other interactions are still controlled by the keyboard, such as movement and accessing inventory screens.

Eric is actually hosting a giveaway on Youtube. So, hurry up to have a shot at one!


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