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

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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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RPG-esque Area Names on Entry in Minecraft

So the title command lets you put a fancy thing across people's screens like you might see in some RPG. I'd like to use this as a way to give names for areas in my adventure map- for example, they ...
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How to make a Pulse only activate on the second time activated?

I've hit a problem while making a map. I want one command block to activate on the the first pulse but another when I hit the button a second time. If there are any Redstone pros out here then could ...
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/testfor (Minecraft PC)

I've created a dummy objective, 'time' and have a 1 second repeater clock adding 1 to the score for @a every second. I then have a command block that will execute a /testfor to check when the score ...
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Detecting items in a Dropper

I am standing on a dropper facing upwards, with 64 stone blocks in the top-left slot, and I am running this command: /testforblock ~ ~-1 ~ dropper 1 {Items:[{Count:64,Slot:0,id:stone}]} but for ...
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make player inable to deal damage to someone minecraft

Ok so I made a mechanism where if you get hit, you get hit by lightning. However all the redstone freezes and stays on if you spam it. Because it test if you have stat.damageTaken and if it is 1 or ...
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Messing with Mob Equipment in Vanilla

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to equip a mob with an item that already exists using vanilla minecraft 1.8 commands. Specifically, if an Item entity is on the ground, is there a way to put ...
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Minecraft Redstone detecting players standing on a block in a radius!

So, basically, I need to make it so that if a player is standing on a block of black wool in a radius of 50 (from the contraption), it will kill them instantly. how is this possible, if at all? I ...
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how to use score_-_min on effects

I'm trying to give effects to a player who is holding a certain sword using scoreboard objective but the command block literally just does absolutely nothing, it doesn't even give an output
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What tick is right before 0? [duplicate]

I have tried using /time query daytime to find out an estimate but I am trying to make a redstone Calendar and I need to activate it right before daytime tick 0 so I can restart the Tick Counter. ...
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Minecraft piston door is only shut when lever is on, but how do I turn it off with another lever?

This is a frequent problem I've been having with the designs of some doors. Basically, the door, to be shut must have its redstone to be powered by a lever. So when I want to enter my house I must ...
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Creating a minecart spawner that had blocks riding them

I know how in 1.7 you can summon a minecart that has a block "riding" it, as in you can change the block's height above it, what block it is, etc. I also know how to make a minecart spawner. How can ...
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Minecraft 3x3 piston doorway

What is the most compact and simple way of making in Minecraft a 3x3 piston door?
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Inclusive redstone repeater

So, I have this: Now, what I want is a repeater that would work while keeping the unlit lamp on. Yeah, that one right there: I have this already: ...but the piston turns on and off ...
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How can I check if a player is in the air with /testfor?

I'm interested in negating fall damage with command blocks by giving players Resistance as they're falling. How can I use /testfor to tell whether a player is on the ground or in the air?
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Perfect test for uninterrupted redstone signal of a certain length?

Currently I am looking for a (preferably rather compact circuit) that will test whether a certain signal has been on for X amount of seconds. Just get a Pulse Length Detector, you might say. Only ...
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Activate clock only when command block output is true

I'm trying to activate a clock when a player looks south. I got the command for it, but when I try to make a comparator clock even if I'm not looking south the comparator clock is still going, so how ...
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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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command to launch players into the sky? [closed]

I've been trying to find something for primed tnt on how far it'll launch you but I haven't found anything yet. I want to make a cannon that launches you into the sky and once you're at the peak, ...
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How can I /fill water?

I have a huge amount of area that i need to fill relative to the player's place. I tried typing /fill ~-80 69 ~-80 ~80 69 ~80 water which basically fills a 160x160 hole 1 block deep relative to the ...
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Add multiple commands to a single command block, and alternate with +/- redstone power

I am playing around with command blocks, and I just wanted to know if you could have multiple commands in one command block. If you can, is it possible to have one of the commands active when the ...
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Minecraft - Implement Random Access with Redstone

I'm trying to build a machine in Minecraft that will act similarly to an array. It will be implemented using physical blocks, not using a traditional redstone CPU type architecture of redstone signal ...
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Is there a way to set the rotation of an entity relative to another entity?

I want to make it so what ever direction I look a specified entity looks in that direction as well. Is there a way to do that?
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Place block in Minecraft with redstone?

I'd like to get ore, and place it (without command blocks) anywhere near the contraption. My question is could it be possible to do this, and if so how? Note: it does not matter on the timing the ...
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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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Playsound when a player leaves and area but not when they enter

I've got a sound paspawn and want to play it when people exit an area but not when they enter or teleport into it. The sound should only be played once. Thanks for the help.
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How can I detect if only one out of 8 lines of redstone is on and block the others from passing trough?

I have a (very) big redstone contraption used to store numbers for ALU's or minecraft computers. As of with most inventions, They get upgraded to preform better/get smaller from time to time, so to ...
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How do I teleport an armor stand to an item?

I am designing a redstone mini-game, and I need the game host to be able to set spawnpoints. I was thinking that the host would drop an item (say red wool) and an invisible armor stand named "Red" ...
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Getting a row of pistons to trigger

I have been trying to get an row of 7 pistons to fire when a block has been pushed in front of the middle one. Every technique I try is not firing them. This is a Cobblestone floor maker. Here is an ...
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How do I keep my hoppers from filling up when chests are full?

I'm not sure how to do this, but i believe it is possible. Basically, I want to know how to have a chest system, that when a chest is full, (no matter how many items there are per slot) the hopper ...
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How to reset a command block's status?

I'd like to use a comparator to act when e.g. a testforblock command block attached to a button triggers. But the comparator changes its state only when the button is pressed after the test result ...
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How to use the scoreboard command in minecraft 1.8.1

trying to give a score to an arrow as it hits the floor so i can have a lightning bolt hit it when it hits the floor.All help appreciated.
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redstone problems

I have several Redstone contraptions on my map, but while trying to build another, I'm having problems with pistons deploying once and getting stuck deployed, even when power is removed. they will not ...
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Using a command to replace wool blocks with command blocks which contain a command

I am trying to replace certain blocks in this case lime wool with a command block that contains a certain command. The following command to replace lime blocks with stone works: /fill ~-15 ~0 ~-15 ...
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How to set Command Block(s) to test for a particular time and output a message?

I simply want one command block to test for the time of day or night (e.g. time = 18000) and output a message in the chat to everyone if that time returns true. I was trying a simple set-up with two ...
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Testing for a block in a certain radius

I am making an arrow that explodes when it hits anything, but I need a way to testfor all blocks within a radius of 2 blocks to see if they're air or not. The only problem is, I dont know how.
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How to make a chest open with redstone or command

I have Minecraft 1.8.1 in creative mode and I would like to make a chest open visually, using redstone or commands, without touching it.
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How do I teleport a player to another entity while changing the player's rotation?

I want to be able to teleport to an entity but keep my original rotation? I tried /tp @p @e[type=ArmorStand] ~ ~. I have looked everywhere and tested even the most stupid lines of code, in hope I'd ...
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How do I set up a scorebord variable to act as a bool and later test for it

I am making a capture the point map in minecraft in which two teams are capturing points. I intended a capture point that switches color every time a redstone pulse is supplied. now i have a problem ...