MineCraft: Home Automation
Most of us have played Minecraft at some point in time. If you haven’t, it’s a block-based builder game that allows you to create and interact in a virtual world. It natively supports multiplayer and has the ability to perform complex tasks like building mechanical calculators.
With Eanix Home Servers combined with the Java edition of Minecraft that supports plugins and addons, you can take Minecraft a step further inside virtual reality so that the family can all interact inside the game together.
When combined with the home automation features of Eanix, as well as the addon titled Minecraft Hue, you could recreate your house in the game and control lighting and appliances from within the game itself.
Imagine if your a teenager just minding your own business playing Minecraft in VR and your mother comes in and tells you to go turn the light off upstairs. Instead of taking off the headset, you quickly head in game to the upstairs of the house and pull the lever, turning off the light upstairs.
If that wasn’t enough, imagine someone arriving at your front door. It’s just a friend or family member, but you aren’t sure who it is yet. Instead of taking off the headset and going to the door you proceed in Minecraft to the front door. You then turn on the light switch so that they can see and activate the video camera that is outside your house so you can see who it is. Once you have confirmed it’s them, you activate the unlock switch to let them in. The same could be done if you heard a noise outside.
With AI, you could get notifications in game as well that a human has stepped up to the door – oh it’s Anne, it says.
The possibilities with Eanix’s Home Server are up to your imagination. Of course this is still an idea and not a project that is currently being developed. If you would like to learn more stay tuned for updates.
If you want to see how this would work with Home Assistant and Minecraft in your existing home, check out the video below.