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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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What is the point of delays on redstone repeaters?

I think that redstone in Minecraft is quite confusing, so I'm learning about it. Then I came across redstone repeaters. I read about them and it says they repeat signals and can delay ticks. What does ...
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Redstone torch on a block doesn't switch on the block that it is on?

Ok, here's another one. As represented in the visual, I have a redstone torch attached to a block, that is, a redstone lamp. But as represented in the visual, by my extraordinary drawing, the ...
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Hidden Pressure Plates

I want to make a trap in Minecraft, and I can only do this is with a pressure plate. Any ideas on how to get an invisible one?
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What Is The Best Level To Find Redstone At?

I am currently trying to build a piston elevator in my single player world and I need about 200 blocks of redstone to complete it ("For the back wall"). I already have enough redstone for about 90 ...
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Best way for connecting this redstone vertically?

i am currently working on a big RAM in minecraft and i want to connect the inputs of each row vertically: I want to connect the yellow lines. It should be fast not use too much space.
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How do I create unbreakable blocks?

I am creating a map on Minecraft, and I want the players to break certain blocks like trees, but I don't want them to break other blocks like stone bricks. Is there any command that can help me?
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Trouble making a 5 x 6 wall of redstone lamps

I am trying to make a 5 high by 6 wide cube of redstone lamps to work all at once but I'm having issues getting them to work. They need to be wired so that you can turn them on and off with a clock. ...
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Reverse Timing using redstone

I am looking to reverse the timing of redstone for an airlock system I'm building. I have tried using ABBA and ABAB switches, but to no avail. I would like it to work as follows; -- Stage 1 -- Inside ...
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How can I make a S/R latch with adjacent inputs?

The Minecraft wiki suggests this: ...with this being the key to the diagram. The way I read it, the set and reset wires run into two blocks. On the opposite side, put a torch on the set side, ...
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Why remove redstone dust from my command block contraptions?

Whenever I show my command block contraptions to my friends, they always comment that I should remove the redstone dust from them. They say it causes lag and that redstone can be unpredictable, but ...
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Redstone avoid propagation upwards

I'm trying to create an elevator, but I'm stuck at powering them. I have inputs for each piston, but I can't seem to separate them. It seems that the redstone powers the block beneath it, and all 3 ...
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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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Hopper Timer only exchanges one item?

I've been using "hopper timers" to create long delays for some automated harvesters, using what seems to be a pretty standard method with comparators. So far this has been working well. But for the ...
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Behavior of a JK flip-flop (Minecraft Redstone circuit)?

I've built a JK flipflop - specifically, the A version, from Redstone JK flip-flops - and it works - sort of. It doesn't behave as described in the wiki, and I'm not sure if the wiki description is ...
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Piston is destroying track

I have been following a tutorial on youtube regarding building a minecart station. Now I have had no issues whatsoever until I hit the cart loading section unlike in ...
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How to make a tree miller

Tree milling There are plenty of videos about already done tree miller. But none explain how to build one. I'm currently trying to create one and share it with you once done but I'm stuck. What I ...
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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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Error with Double-Dabble decoder

I'm using a Binary to BCD system using this double-dabble decoding device. It all seems pretty good, but it doesn't work properly. If you are unfamiliar with double-dabble, it should take an input, ...
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How can I teleport to an unloaded entity?

I am using invisible invulnerable ArmorStands to create "warps" and "homes" in a map. The idea is that I can spawn them in with a specific name, and then teleport a player back to them like this: /tp ...
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When do redstone torches burn out?

I know that if I make a redstone circuit that switches too often, my redstone torches will 'burn out' and stop working. Under what circumstances does this happen? Will a slow circuit eventually burn ...
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Minecraft execute tellraw's clickEvent from original entity, not player

I'm using a command like this: /execute @e[type=ArmorStand] ~ ~ ~ tellraw @a[score_goto=-1] { "selector": "@e[type=ArmorStand,r=1]", "clickEvent": { "action": "run_command", ...
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How do I make a rain detector on Minecraft?

I am making a server and it rains a lot. 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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What is the command to make a command block emit a redstone signal after 20 mins

How can I make a command block emit a redstone signal after 20 mins. I want it to emit a redstone signal after 20 mins to power another command block that will have /tp to send all players to a ...
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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 you make commands not show up on the chat

I am making a server, and I put a comparitor clock down to constantly have clear weather. How do I silence the commands?
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Extend Pistons By Default in Minecraft [duplicate]

I'm working on my first redstone structure, so it's extremely simple. It's a secret entrance to my base, and it's just two horizontal stickypistons, one of top of the other, that extend one piece of ...
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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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How do I use the /kill command to ONLY kill mobs?

I have a Redstone Power loop that connects to a Command Block that is set to kill all entities except for myself (/kill @e[type=!Player]), because I'm building a creative map, but don't want slimes ...
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How can I connect a field of pressure plates to a single output?

I have a large flat area covered in pressure plates (30x70) and I was wondering how I might wire them from beneath to detect if a mob or object has touched ANY of them. I guess I could cope with a few ...
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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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Activating one piston while deactivating another at the same time?

I just wondered if it is possible to activate one piston while deactivating another (activated) piston with the same lever. The idea is to pull some blocks into the wall while other blocks are pushed ...
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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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How do I create a redstone circuit whose output depends on it's previous input?

I have two inputs, A and B, and I want them to perform as so: |------------|-----------|--------| | Prev State | New State | Output | | A B | A B | | ...
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Vertical redstone crossroads

I have 2 redstone signals that are unavoidably going to cross each other vertically (i.e. One is horizontal and the other moves vertically through it). I ideally need a way to have these signals pass ...
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What's going on inside the game when a BUD switch activates?

I understand completely what a BUD switch is and what purpose it serves. But what within the game is happening when a BUD switch works? What allows it to work and what is the game thinking?
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How do I summon a Zombie that doesn't attack me but attacks the other players?

I am working on a Minecraft map and I came across this. I am trying to make a special ability so that you can summon a Zombie that doesn't attack you but attacks the other players.
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Creating Quests with Command Blocks: Problem Testing Unset Objectives

I've got a Realms server, and I'm trying to create a series of quests that people can complete to up their overall "Defender of the Realm" score. However, I only want them to be able complete each ...
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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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Help with auto Punkin farm/melon

I want to build this (Punkin/melon farm) on my world but I want to build a huge tower of it but I don't know how I can transport the items down to a chest without using more than a 100 (example) ...
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What is the actual “spread speed” of water and lava in the context of a stone generator?

I'm currently experimenting with stone generators, e.g.: I'm having problems figuring out what speed of pulse do I need to provide to the piston in order to maximize the speed of stone production. ...
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Vertical power transmission from top to bottom

Is it possible to transmit the redstone power with a lever, vertically, and from top to bottom?
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Redstone loop not working

After building and exploring in Minecraft, I chose this sticky piston mob grinder to learn about redstone - which may have been a bit too ambitious, as I'm having problems with the loop which sends ...
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How to simulate polyhedral dice in Minecraft?

A dispenser can simulate dice of up to nine sides by random choice, and there are redstone circuits for simulating six-sided dice. But how do you simulate, say, ten-sided, twelve-sided or twenty-sided ...
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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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Is redstone deterministic?

In circuits not using pseudo-random 'dice-roll' type randomizers (i.e. a fast clock that the player stops to produce a random state), is the output state always the same for the same input state?
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What is going on with these pistons?

I was messing around with pistons today, and I cam across this weird senario whhere they are not working as expected. I took some screenshots, they are Here and are in order. I have three pistons on ...
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Signal directing on lanes

I'm constructing a minecart trainstation and as you will have guessed, that involves 15 lanes of adjacent redstone wiring. In my station, there are many instances in which I need to power other lanes ...
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How can I make a functioning piston elevator in SMP

I've recently been trying to build a piston elevator in SMP from bedrock to the surface. However, every design I've tried (some of my own, and some from Youtube) results in me getting stuck in a block ...
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Powered rail not powering down

I've built an underground minecart track to allow me fast travel between two outposts. In the middle I've placed a powered rail, with a long redstone line to each post. I connected these two to a ...