After learning about the Mineblock project, ( the Kickstarter is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/haig/mineblock-a-small-affordable-minecraft-home-server ) I decided to make a project of making our own minecraft sever on a Raspberry Pi. The guides that I referenced in a previous post are accurate however I should warn you that there is a somewhat steep learning curve for both setting up your Raspberry Pi and installing a minecraft sever on it. There are those out there who will disagree however I would guess that most of them have previous experience with linux and the various minecraft server variations.
(What follows is a description of what we did. It is not necessarily a recommendation for any of the services, software and vendors we used.)
We purchased a Raspberry Pi kit from Canakit ( http://www.canakit.com/ ). The kit included a B+ model Raspberry Pi with 512 MG RAM, an SD card preloaded with NOOBS (a program to chose and install the operating system you will use on your Pi), a power adapter, an HDMI cable, a network cable and a plastic case. We also purchased a WIFI adapter for greater flexibility in where we ultimately placed our Pi.
(to be continued…)