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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How do I create a hidden staircase?

I'm currently trying to create a hidden set of stairs (made of whole blocks, not stair blocks) by having pistons stacked on top of each other, so that when it's deactivated it looks like a flat ...
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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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How do I reverse the activation of Pistons with redstone automatically?

So basically, I want to make a hidden Piston door using Redstone that opens and shuts when I pull a lever. ...
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Minecraft “power ripple”

Does there exist any known way to create a "power ripple" using redstone; i.e. a situation that is, essentially, just like a sequence of wire-repeater segments, but powering every intermediate block, ...
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What property of redstone torches allows activating stacks of items?

Looking at this video about the new pistons in Minecraft 1.7, he has arranged 3 horizontal-pushing pistons in a stack vertically and is using an alternating pattern of redstone torches to activate ...
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Is there a maximum limit to the number of blocks a piston can push?

For example: could you effectively push a line of blocks off into the distance? Is it limited by the loaded chunks? Or a shorter upper limit countable in blocks?
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Is it possible to lift a block from the bottom of the map to the top using pistons?

Can you raise/lower a single block by an arbitrary distance using pistons? Will this work with chests?
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How to find a player's redstone clock (or other aggressive circuitry)?

I'm an admin for a minecraft server where I suspect one of the players has set up a fast cycle redstone circuit. The reason is the server uses what seems to me to be too high of cpu for only one or ...
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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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Bidirectional (two-way) repeater?

I have a long section of rail that I'd like to serve with a single minecart. If I left the minecart on the other end of the railway, I'd like to push a button to have it sent over to the station I am ...
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How do you power consecutive blocks from below to make a large hatch?

The typical way to close/open several hatches in a row (e.g. to make a drawbridge) is to just lay a wire across the top of all the blocks the trap doors are attached to. How do you accomplish the ...
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What's the best way to build a track selector?

I'm building a new terminal for my minecart tracks: Currently there are 8, I may add more later. What I'd like to add is a single arrival/departure track, with buttons to select destination. ...
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Is it possible to invalidate a dispenser after it has been used once?

I am making a map in Minecraft that other people can play. I have a dispenser with an iron, golden and diamond sword in it. I want the player to be able to use this dispenser only once. How would I do ...
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How far can redstone current travel?

I know that there is a 15 block limit before a repeater is needed, however I am looking for the TOTAL distance that current can travel. Is it infinite? Can I keep adding repeaters and go on forever? ...
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Making a Station With Redstone Booster Track

Now I have finished my underwater tunnel I have built somewhere for my railway to stop at. The cart comes in from the left, hits the booster and then hits the sloped booster track (unpowered). I am ...
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Can I use Redstone underwater?

Fairly simple question: Do redstone dust/redstone torches/switches/etc. work underwater?
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Is Minecraft Turing-Complete?

Minecraft has the redstone wires mechanism that can be used to build circuits. Is Minecraft Turing-Complete, i.e. can it be used to simulate a Turing Machine (if we ignore the problem of infinite ...
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How can I randomly power one of several wires in Minecraft?

Given 5 wires (possibly more), I want to press a Reset button, and have exactly one of those wires, randomly selected, become active - and remain that way (until the next button press). What is a ...
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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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In Minecraft how do I randomise the output in a redstone circuit?

I have 5 buttons and only one of these can be correct, all others must be false. These 5 outputs will go into 2 outputs, in between there needs to be a circuit which changes which single button out ...
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Is it possible to power all the blocks in a wall?

Let's say I have a 5x5 wall that has redstone torches on each block on one side: Is there a redstone circuit that would allow me to power every block in this wall, so that all torches turn off ? ...
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Minecraft Pulser Burns out

According to this article 1-clocks and 3-clocks are possible to make but they will "burn out" because of their speed, which makes them unstable. Redundancy can be used to maintain a ...
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Minetracks and Redstone - preventing the track from fixing itself

This is my current minetrack setup. The red marked part is supposed to go up, such that it works as a booster. On the left handed side you can see a wire going to the other track that is behind the ...
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How to invert a pulser and connect a door to it?

Obviously inverting a pulsar is kind of redundant, since it goes on and off repeatedly... however, when I want it to stop, a lever would do just fine, but it would keep it powered on. but what if I ...
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What are some tips for mastering redstone circuits? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do redstone torches (circuits) work in Minecraft? New to Minecraft, just got beta, mastered most of the mechanics (mining, picks, the Nether, etc.) and now my final ...
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Why do Minecraft double doors behave the way they do with redstone? [closed]

I've seen videos that explain how to make redstone double doors, but none of them really explain why redstone double doors work that way, just that they do. Is there an explanation for their ...
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A “Lockdown” function for Minecraft?

Hey guys, just wondering, I have a large house/base that is divided into four sections. I want to implement a redstone circuit that will automatically close all the doors that are connected to the ...
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Redstone Golf: Light up a random torch [closed]

The Challenge: Design a redstone circuit that accepts an input from a button and lights up a random redstone torch. The Rules: One redstone torch should be lit, with all the others off. The state ...
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How many possible outcomes will there be to my Minecraft lock?

I just built a lock for a door in Minecraft. The user has to pick the correct four colors out of twelve. Order doesn't matter. What is the probability of the user guessing the correct colors?
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Minecraft redstone circuit turns off all other circuits after any of them are turned on

What I'm trying to do is to get the momentary switches to activate the paths on the left of the RS NOR latches and when you activate one it deactivates all the other activated switches. The idea is ...
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How do I create an inactivity timeout device?

I want a redstone circuit which has one input (or an arbitrary number of ORed inputs, but I can wire that up myself), one output, and where the output is on whenever the input is on as well as a for a ...
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Redstone torch not working in Minecraft beta 1.1_02?

Torches seem to be stuck ON all the time. Given SrrTrr (Switch, redstone, Torch) the torch and all the redstone are lit regardless of the position of the switch. Removing the torch shows the ...
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How can you turn a rapid pulser on and off?

We have built a number of large rapid pulsers for Floor D of Fosco's server's community wiki. D, obviously, is for disco. Disco seen from the deejay's point of view, with two jukeboxes. I just wish ...
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Redstone Circuitry - Resistors?

Is there any way to construct a resistor within a redstone circuit? I was thinking that there might be some properties of cobblestone versus glass, dirt versus obsidian, etc. but I haven't had the ...
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How do redstone torches (circuits) work in Minecraft?

I tried reading the minecraftwiki page on the subject, but without an understanding of precisely how the torches work, none of it makes sense. I have a lot of questions, so even an article explaining ...
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What is Redstone used for in Minecraft?

I've found several piles of Redstone in Minecraft, but I can't seem to find a coherent explanation as to what it does or how to use it. Does anyone know what it's used for, and how to use it ...