Coding with Minecraft: Learn to Code by Programming Robots in Minecraft! (Al Sweigart)

 
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Coding with Minecraft: Learn to Code by Programming Robots in Minecraft! (Al Sweigart)

a practical introduction to programming that teaches you how to make Minecraft bots do awesome things! The robotic "turtle" approach is extended in this book to the 3D, interactive world of Minecraft.

What if you could teach robots to do all of that for you in a fraction of the time? You've mined for diamonds, made dozens of tools, and built all kinds of structures.

In this book, you'll learn how to utilize Lua, a programming language that's popular among video game developers, to build a virtual robot army. You can learn how to create programs that automatically dig mines, gather resources, create objects, and construct whatever you can think by working through step-by-step coding projects. You will learn about important computer science ideas along the way, including data types, functions, variables, and more.

You'll learn to make games like:

  • 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 safely

Ebook Details

Author(s)
About the Authors
Software developer Al Sweigart instructs both children and adults in programming. His basic Python books include Making Games with Python and Pygame, Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, and Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python.
Published
Published Date / Year
(May 29, 2018); eBook (Creative Commons Edition)
License(s)
CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Hardcover
256 pages
eBook Format
HTML
Language
English
ISBN-10
1593278535
ISBN-13
978-1593278533

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