Coding with Minecraft: Build Taller, Farm Faster, Mine Deeper, and Automate the Boring Stuff –

A hands on introduction to coding that teaches you how to program bots to do cool things in the game you love Minecraft This book takes the robotic turtle method, and extends it to the D, interactive world of MinecraftYou ve mined for diamonds, crafted dozens of tools, and built all sorts of structures but what if you could program robots to do all of that for you in a fraction of the time In Coding with Minecraft, you ll create a virtual robot army with Lua, a programming language used by professional game developers Step by step coding projects will show you how to write programs that automatically dig mines, collect materials, craft items, and build anything that you can imagine Along the way, you ll explore key computer science concepts like data types, functions, variables, andLearn how to Program robots that make smart decisions with flow control Reuse code so that your robots can farm any crop you want, including wheat, sugar cane, and even cacti Program a factory that generates infinite building supplies Design an algorithm for creating walls and buildings of any size Code yourself a pickaxe swinging robotic lumberjack Create a robot that digs mine shafts with stairs so you can explore safelyBonus activities in each chapter will help you take your coding skills to the next level By the end of the book, you ll understand how powerful coding can be and have plenty of robots at your beck and call