Redstone in Minecraft is most commonly found deep underground in the form of Redstone ore. When mined, it gives Redstone Dust which can be used by players to create complex redstone circuits.

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Redstone rendering far away from player

When I create really big circuits and I go some distance away, the redstone mechanisms stop working and freeze. And if I come back they are still frozen. I have to click on a wire or repeater and ...
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How can I control a tower of redstone lamps?

So I think this is slightly related to this question but I'm not sure I fully understand the rules controlling lighting redstone lamps. Say I have a tower like this: Right now, I can light it up ...
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Are there any fast 256 bit decoders for Minecraft?

I am currently working on a 256 byte RAM. To access one address i have to build a decoder. My current decoder is a big block of AND-Gates with redstonetorches to check each combination. Are there any ...
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How can I make a redstone signal go more than 15 blocks?

Currently, I'm limited to using at most 15 blocks of redstone. Is there a way to bypass this limit? I dont want to use Wireless redstone because I want to see what is connected to what. Would be ...
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From under what blocks can daylight sensors detect sunlight?

I'm looking for a good block to cover up my daylight sensor that would look nice with my build design. I had read the Wiki page on it and tested a few blocks that I thought would have worked, some did ...
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Do redstone lamps work underwater?

In preparation for TU12 on minecraft Xbox 360 edition,which adds redstonelamps, I've decided to make a redstone lamp system with a switch. Some of the lamps will be underwater, so I plan to use a ...
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How do I make a pulse generator in minecraft Xbox 360?

Previously, I tried hooking up a "rapid pulser" to some dispensers, but it failed miserably (never lasted for more than 2 or 3 seconds) so I decided to try out a 1 tick "repeater clock"hooked up to ...
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How can I change the outputs from two different wires to the same state (on/off) using one input, regardless of the previous states of the two wires?

So, I've set up two traps near my base, hooked up to pressure plates.Inside each trap, I have some sticky pistons with blocks attached, such that when extended (turned on) no power reaches the various ...
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Adding more sound files to resource packs

If I create a resource pack for Minecraft, am I able to have more natural sounds than there already are? For example, creeper sound files range from "creeper1" to "creeper4". If I were to add a file ...
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Will this Instant Repeater design work reliably?

I'm currently looking into the mechanism of redstone in minecraft. For one circuit, I need an instant repeater, and reading Minecraft wiki, the smallest one so far is the 4x5x3 instant repeater by ...
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How does redstone power side blocks? [duplicate]

I'm currently looking into the how redstone works in Minecraft and I stumbled across this behaviour and I can't explain why this works. Legend: Obsidian Block: O Redstone Wire: |, +, - Glowstone ...
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I want to be able to make a three person winners circle

I basically want three people to stand on three different pressure plates. I want them to somehow all connect in a way that when they are all activated it sets off TNT. I don't want the TNT to set of ...
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Redstone clock leaks current

I built a small clock like the example at the beginning of this video, however, the pulse redstone is triggered slightly every time the cobblestone blocks move over it, instead of just when the glass ...
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unpowered but extended pistons that only retract when there is a block update

Thanks guys for answering my previous question. I have some follow up on it. I did mentioned that I have changed my enderman farm design since then and have new problem with it. So here is the ...
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How can I make Redstone respond to a player having no money in their account?

I am building a gambling machine on a Bukkit server with the Vault plugin, and I would like to do an error check. When the player wants to play the game, they need to have X dollars in their bank ...
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How do I prevent a second player from entering an area occupied by another player? [duplicate]

I am building a gambling machine that uses command blocks to take money from, and give money to a player. It also sends game messages to the player via the command blocks. Therefore, I want only one ...
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Redstone door lock (memory cell)

I want to make a pvp map which has 2 spawnpoints on the map. The spawnpoints are closed off with an iron door. The teams can both get ready by flipping a lever. Now i want to make it so when both ...
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How can I make a redstone button with an X second delay?

I am making a grinder that kills you with lava, water, TNT and sends you into the void. I am having some trouble with the lava. Since lava flows really slow, I need a button that has a delay from 5 to ...
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How do I make a 1 minute delay circuit? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a circuit with a delay of 600 ticks. I looked this up on the Minecraft wiki and found the following diagram: However, when I tried it, I couldn't get it to work. How can I make ...
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What is the most compact design of down-shifting double-pistons?

It is often useful to stack pistons to shift blocks by more than one space. As an extended piston can not be moved, the timing of the corresponding redstone circuit is of crucial importance. ...
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How do Minecart with Hoppers work?

The Minecarts with Hoppers are very confusing and after looking into Minecraft wiki page I couldn't find an answer on how I should use the hoppers. What are some of the uses for Minecarts with ...
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I need to be able to press a button multiple times but only have one output

I want a button that, when pressed five times, outputs a signal. What redstone device should I use?
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Can I use dispensers or droppers to auto-replant crops?

I'm working on a fully-automatic farm now that 1.5 is out. The plan is to use redstone to flush fully-grown crops into a channel to be collected by a hopper and then picked up by a cart. The issue ...
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Briefly turning an output on when a switch is turned off

I'm not sure if there's a simple way to do this, or even a way at all. Basically what I have is a switch which is on, and two outputs. The first output is very simple - it goes on when the switch is ...
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How can I control a sequence of outputs via a single input?

Ok, so I'm making a map which needs a level system. By level system I mean: Push the button first time,output A lights up. Push the button second time,output B lights up. Push the button third ...
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What is the exact time on Minecraft that is sunrise?

What time does the sun rise on Minecraft? I would like to know because I am building a map where it needs that time for the map. By this I mean when the sun creates a purple color in the sky.
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How do I light this hollow tower of Redstone Lamps?

I want to light this tower, but controllable from a switch. I'd like to be able to expand this up or down in a modular way. The example in the image is being powered with a static setup, just faked ...
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Minecraft save-all timer

I have recently found that my MC world does not auto-save (Don't answer on how to do that), so I have to /save-all every 5 minutes or so. However, I have created a timer hooked up to a /save-all ...
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How can I make a reliable piston door?

My friend has a "empires" world and my castle is located on the water. I need a piston door that a boat can fit through with out breaking. Currently, I use a 2x2 piston door. (keep in mind the boat ...
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How can I select a single bit out of an array of latches?

Let's say I have 4 latches, each representing a bit: I want to be able to see the value stored at a specific bit. I specify which bit I want to look at by entering a binary number via. switches: ...
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How can I bring zombies down to one-punch kills in Minecraft?

There's something about zombies in Minecraft that if you merely drop them down 23 blocks for the fall damage, they take two punches to kill, rather than one punch like other mobs. (23 ½ is the same, ...
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What is a self-propelling “working” piston mechanism called?

In anticipation of the Redstone Update, I've been experimenting with this type of "wormhead" piston configuration lately: or: PSXXXXSP where P = normal piston, S = sticky piston, X = anything . ...
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What is the actual function of the third torch in the comparator?

I have heard different explanations for what the function of the third torch is in the comparator. But I have never gotten a definite answer for what the use is being able to right click on the ...
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How to Make an Instant Off/Delayed On Redstone Circuit?

I would like to make a circuit with one lever input and two outputs. When the user flips the lever, I would like for the one output that's ON to immediately turn OFF, while the other output which is ...
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What do noteblocks do?

I have been playing Minecraft for some time, and am pretty good with redstone. However, I was spamming the Random Page link on the Minecraft wiki and came across the Note Block page. Of course, the ...
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Minecraft - Secret passage behind staircase?

I have a hidden fortress built, and near the entry, you move down a staircase into the main reception area. At the bottom, I have the 2 middle steps and the row just above it also has 2 middle steps ...
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Server-Friendly Minecraft Elevator?

Is there a server-friendly redstone elevator I can build in Minecraft? The "zipper" version doesn't seem to work, unfortunately.
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Gate to allow only one player to pass through

On my server I have a quiz which you need to take before you can go to most of the areas, build etc... However, sometimes people try to cheat by going with friends into there. I want some kind of ...
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A more efficient mob pushing redstone circuit?

I am trying to build a mob system where the pistons push the mobs. The screen shot below shows my current design, but I'm thinking there has to be a more space/redstone efficient way to get at this. ...
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How can I hold 256 bits of memory in Minecraft?

I need to build a type of memory that can hold 256 bits of memory, including on's and off's but it seems like the only way to do it would be with hundreds of RSNOR latches and I was just wondering if ...
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Is there a new fix to restart redstone clock

I think everyone in this section knows about redstone clocks, and that sometimes when you log in and out, the repeaters get stuck. Sometimes they get stuck when you are just a little but far away or ...
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How can I make automatic lighting in Minecraft?

I have been trying to create a redstone system for my "town" on multi-player and was using some guides on creating automatic lighting using redstone, water, and pistons, but it is not working properly ...
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How to store big variables in a redstone RAM memory?

I've just made a simple RAM memory in Minecraft (with redstone), with 4 bits for the address and 4 bits stored in each cell. Our next goal is to store different kinds of variables in it and to process ...
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Confusion on Redstone Wire Transmission

According to the wiki on Redstone Circuits: Redstone Wire powers itself, the block below it, or the block it is pointing to. I'm having trouble understanding what this is saying. According to the ...
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Math behind Minecraft Redstone Torches Burning Out?

So, I know that redstone torches burn out, and according to the Minecraft wiki, there is some maths behind this. Unfortunately, the MC wiki isn't very descriptive (and mixes redstone ticks with game ...
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problem with two-level piston

I'm trying to make a two level piston (i.e. when it is powered on it pushes blocks up two levels rather than just one). The way that I am doing it is placing a row of pistons on top of a row of sticky ...
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How to destroy a chest using redstone in minecraft?

I am acquiring emeralds. I am having the issue that if I destroy 4 double chests of paper at my location with a pickax, I can't run through it all (i.e. exchange the paper for emeralds) in time ...
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In Minecraft, what is the most space-efficient way to construct AND and OR Redstone gates?

With Redstone you can create wiring and circuitry. Using this, it is possible to create complex devices and even "programs". Unfortunately, the size of such projects usually tends to be massive in ...
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How can I change a pulse into a state?

Is there a logic gate that changes a pulse into a steady state?
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Super compact piston door with button and pressure plate

Is there a super compact design (or what's the most compact design) for a piston door which should have a button on one side like this: and a pressure plate on the other side: ? I have tried a ...