Questions about redstone contraptions and machinery in Minecraft. For command block contraptions, use [tag:minecraft-commands] instead.

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Clearing Items with NBT Tags

I'm making an adventure map in Minecraft. I've been trying to make a key that opens a door and then deletes itself from your inventory. I got it to work flawlessly without NBT tags, using a trip-wire ...
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How do I make a command block output a Redstone signal when it is successful?

I want to know how to make a command block output a Redstone signal when it is successful.
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Greg's SGcraft stargate redstone issues

I am using Greg's SGcraft for minecraft 1.7.10, and the stargate is supposed to output a redstone signal when active. It does that, but when the gate turns off, the repeater stays active unless I ...
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How many ticks for stone to form

I've been playing with new designs for a stone generator, playing with how fast I can get it running. I'm trying a redstone clock / pulse shortener this time. Is the rate that lava flows in to ...
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How would I testfor players scoreboard amount in a specific location?

I have been trying to find a way to testfor a player with a score of 1 in a z.y.z.r location. what I've tried was /testfor @p[X,Y,Z,R,score_Var_min=1,score_Var=1] but it doesn't seem to want to work. ...
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Prevent hacking on Vanilla server

I have a vanilla minecraft server (1.8.7) and I've taken some measures to prevent hacking, but I still have people logging in and breaking stuff at spawn. Is there anything else that I can do to ...
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How can I detect if a person takes fall damage?

I am trying to make a command block creation that when you take fall damage, it gives you an effect. I am not using any of the methods that detect for air -1 meter of the player ( 1 , 2 ) because ...
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Using spreadplayers to tp them to armorstand in unloaded chunk

I'm making a new public server. Right now, I have a book with set home / go home / tp to Spawn functionality. The set home uses a trigger that places an invisible armor stand named Home (and deletes ...
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How to activate a lever with another lever?

I am trying to build a Wimpy in minecraft, and it uses a rail system to deliver food. I have two sides of the restaurant, but one rail switching between the two sides. A redstone torch doesnt work, so ...
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How can I make my far away command blocks work

I have command blocks on my adventure map, the map is partially parkour and has no ground just floating islands, I don't want people too see the command blocks so I put them 200 blocks away and ...
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Most compact way to connect pressure plate and piston

I am trying to make a mob spawner trap with instant fall to lava lake. The actual thing I need to connect is (the block below piston isn't needed): I figured out double negation connection with ...
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Can you make retractable sticky pistons, while extended, in Minecraft?

I was wondering if there is a mod or something to allow sticky pistons that are extended to be pulled or pushed by other pistons? There must be a way to make this work, because trying to make a ...
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Why does extended piston become stuck if air above it is powered?

To reproduce this problem make layout like this and then power the piston. Once the piston is extended, removing the power source will not retract it: Since piston head block is transparent, I see ...
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Select player that does not have a specific score set

I want to select all players that do not have a specific scoreboard objective value set. I have tried doing testfor @a[score_hasJoined=] and testfor @a[score_hasJoined_min=], but it still won't work. ...
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Redstone NOR gate with one of two inputs adjacent to output

I have a design issue with creating a NOR gate. I have a sticky piston facing upwards and a block immediately to the side and one unit above it with a stone pressure plate on top of it. About 6 or 7 ...
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How to test for blocks within a certain radius of a player?

I'm trying to make a custom crafting system, but I'm not sure how to test for blocks within a radius of players, not command blocks. Specifically, I'm attempting to test if there is a dropper within ...
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Minecraft - Executing on an entity is not working

When I put in this command in a command block: /scoreboard players set @e[type=Item] PigProgress 1 {Item:{id:319}} It says: The dataTag does not match for c97c9605-6b59-44e8-bf24-aa2e46c9c746 ...
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Why Won't This Work?

I'm trying to make an RPG adventure where the player can interact with different stuff. For example, if he walks up to a crafting table, then this text should come up in chat: [Robert:] I wish there ...
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comparator problems

While I was playing with some redstone tried to make a money system to sell iron. However when I power the command block with a button, the comparator after it stays on. the command being run is: ...
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How do I make redstone repeaters work?

I have tried to have redstone repeaters, to keep my redstone chain going, but it doesn't work. How do I make it work and why dosen't it work?
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Command Blocks and Redstone Comparators

So I am giving Command Blocks a first try and I've found that with the comparator you can make it so it perceives a player is near them (and of course if you use the [r=x] tag. The scenario I am ...
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How to set a command with a comand block?

I want to set a testfor commandblock. This is the command I want in the block: /testforblock 1998 10 657 glass. What is the setblock command to have this in a commandblock?
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Vanilla 1.8 detect new player

In vanilla 1.8 using command blocks, is it possible to change a player's spawn point after they first join a server? When a player first joins a server they are in location "A" When they press a ...
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Execute or Testfor a named dropped Item?

I have a contraption set up where if I drop a player head named Camera1 (it looked very much like a camera) a clock will find it and replace it with an armor stand that is also wearing the head. It ...
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Is it possible to make piston flying machine that bounces?

I allways dreamt about making a piston device that can push itself. Now, with the addition of slime blocks, my dreams came true. The only flaw of these machines is that they work until they hit some ...
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Is there any way to test if a Players inventory is not full in Minecraft (No Mods)

Is there any way to test if a player's inventory is not full (eg. atleast 1 empty slot anywhere in the inventory, not counting Armor Slots) with command blocks and whatnot? Update 2: I found /testfor ...
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Testfor block with custom name

Ok so what I'm doing is making "magic blocks" Whereas if you are standing on a specific block it gives you a potion effect like speed, instant health, strength, etc. The only problem is while trying ...
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Determine Minecraft item type from entity or inventory?

I have a dropper which can contain, of course, any items. Assuming I can already target this dropper in a command's target selector, how can I determine what item is in the first slot of its inventory ...
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How to create a display

I am trying to create a msg display for a friend in Minecraft. The display works with 2x2 "pixel". However, I cannot come up with a way to make the 2x2 pixel light up, in a repeatable, stackable ...
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How to make 20 minutes (1 day) delay?

I am getting tired of manually managing my chicken farm, so I have invented this automated design: The step from eggs to chicken is easy, and it's even simple to make it happen in batches - every ...
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Easy way to execute remote admin commands?

So I'm finishing up my survival games map, adding final touches and such, but... I need an easy way to execute remote admin commands, like setting my own gamemode to creative, starting the game, or ...
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Teleport a player to face an entity?

If I have an entity, is it possible to teleport that player to face the entity without teleporting the player to the entity (Just changing his rotation)? How could I accomplish this?
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How do I make the time between dispensers longer and random?

I have five dispensers shooting out chickens (it's for a minigame). I've been trying to figure out how to make them drop randomly and not so fast. The image below is my current set up... As you can ...
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How do I make a mob riding another mob and make the rider invisible?

I want to have an invisible blaze riding a bat so it looks like a bat is shooting fireballs. If I do /summon blaze ~ ~5 ~ {ActiveEffects:[{Id:14,Amplifier:1,Duration:999999,{Riding:{id:"Bat"}}}]}, it ...
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Can I make a redstone clock that detects certain words? [duplicate]

I made a vanilla minecraft server and I made a redstone clock attached to a command block with /testfor that detects players. Can I change the /testfor from detecting players to detecting certain ...
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How to place redstone using Command Blocks

I used this to place redstone: /setblock -624.5 244 -1692.5 redstone 0 replace It gives an error saying that there is no such thing as minecraft:redstone. I tried many different things and nothing ...
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How do I make the comparator work and then stop?

I made a redstone clock that involves a command block with /testfor and a comparator attached to it. Whenever the /testfor works, the comparator turns on, but completely.(meaning it does not turn off ...
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How do I make a rain detector on Minecraft?

I am making a server and it rains alot. rain lags up my computer so every time this happens, I have to type in /toggledownfall. Is there a way to make a simple redstone creation that detects rain, ...
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How would I make a commandblock do setblock at a certain player

I was using setblock a lot and playing around with it, until I came with the idea, what if I could use setblock to make a game like Runner, from Mineplex, to make the blocks disappear when they run ...
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Coordinate of player standing on a certain block

Im new to mc commands and im building a parkour where if a player falls on a red wool that particular player needs to be teleported to the start of that level. the problem is that many players can be ...
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Minecraft: using scoreboards as varibles

In my minecraft map, I have a scoreboard, mainvars, that I made by running /scoreboard objectives add mainvars dummy, that has 1 player called var I made by running /scoreboard add players var ...
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How can I make an automatic cobblestone breaker?

Is there a way to break blocks with a redstone/piston system and then pick them up with a hopper in vanilla Minecraft. I want to make an automatic cobblestone breaker. I know that I can break sand, I ...
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How to put a redstone block in clock mode?

I saw this video by SethBling. (The video is caught up to the moment of my question) He says "Make sure these are in clock mode" what does he mean by clock mode?
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How do I make a day/night automatic double door?

How do I make a double door which opens and closes depending on whether it's day or night?
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How do you activate different redstone currents each time?

For a map I'm making, there's a "Palm Reader", represented by a villager. When you throw a diamond into a nearby hopper, it gives you a fortune. Is there a way to activate different /say command ...
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Add to data on an item (firework) using entitydata

I would like to add data onto a firework (item entity) by using /entitydata, but whenever I use the command, it replaces what is there. Is there any way around this?
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how do I trigger a /setblock command without a /testfor?

In my map, the player goes to sleep, then wakes up and finds the windows are changed from regular panes to red ones stained with blood. But if I do /testfor, it will trigger whenever the player passes ...
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Why wont /testfor work?

I've been trying to do /testfor @a [r=5] for something, but it wont work! It just gives me an error message like "Data tag" something something "Unexpected "[" as first char." I've done the command ...
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Why is it when I do “/kill @e [type=!player]” in a command block I die?

I need this command to be able to reset my mini-game map, but I don't know how to do it! Am I doing it wrong?? I've found other websites that say its just like that, so I don't know what I'm doing ...
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What's wrong with my command? (might be me or a bug)

So I have this simple setup to show what the problem is: this command block checks for a quartz block above it: this one checks if the left command block's previous output is true: But then when ...