The Sense HAT was developed by the folks at Raspberry Pi as an add on board that contains a number of sensors and a LED display. In this lesson we can demonstrate how to use the Sense HAT in conjunction with Minecraft to visualize real world data and control the LED Screen.
I use this lesson primarily to get students excited about the connection between a sensor and the way that we can visualize data through Minecraft. This worksheet from the folks at the Raspberry Pi foundation is an excellent resource. In the latter portions of the lesson it goes into methods of collecting data from the Sense HAT and displaying it within the Minecraft world.
Follow along with the Sense HAT installation and the first several worksheets of this project.