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If I have a powered hopper with items in it, and I want to let one item through, how long do I have to un-power the hopper? 1 or 2 ticks? All I know is that a hopper transfers items at the rate of 2.5 items per second. Any help is appreciated :) And is there a different amount of time on Bukkit servers?

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Pistons also have a .5 tick on the end. the game gives off-tick checks to increase speed, to there are 2 game-ticks in every redstone tick. Therefor 8 game-ticks, or 4 redstone ticks.

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Thanks, I've accepted your answer. –  Timtech Dec 6 '13 at 11:50

An item will pass through a hopper every .4 seconds. A Minecraft tick is 1/20th of a second, or 0.05s.

So, that means every 0.4s 8 ticks occur. Therefore, you will need to wait 8 ticks in order to get 1 item through a hopper.

This holds true for Bukkit servers as well.

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Note that redstone devices run on 1/10 second steps, not 1/20. –  Kevin Reid Jul 27 '13 at 4:39
    
Yeah, that doesn't sound right at all. –  Timtech Aug 3 '13 at 21:08
    
So it's 8 server ticks, or 4 redstone ticks (which is also the max. amount on a repeater) –  alexanderpas Aug 22 '13 at 19:52
    
@alexanderpas Yes. lotsa math... –  Young Guilo Aug 22 '13 at 21:20

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