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

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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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minecraft command block /setblock is innacurate

I notice when I use command blocks and /setblock, i will always have to subtract the x-value by 1 for it to go in the correct place when i check where the coordinates for the block i want to be set. ...
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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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Efficient way to power stacked rows of pistons?

How can I power two vertically stacked rows of pistons, hopefully with a minimal number of repeaters? I can get the bottom row powered with just a line of redstone on the gold blocks behind as shown, ...
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How to /testforblock in the overworld from the nether

Please watch the video first to have a better understanding of the question Now I already know how to do the setup for the chambers for both sides, but my problem is ...
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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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Minecraft 1.9 Data Tags changed?

Ok so I have this command here: /summon Item ~ ~1 ~ {Item:{id:spawn_egg,Damage:65,Count:32,tag:{display:{Name:"Destruction Pellet",Lore:["Place this item in a dispenser and power","to destroy the ...
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Stop Wolves From Becoming Angry Through Walls

In a custom Minecraft map I'm making, I have a pet shop where you can spend points you've earned on the main map levels to "adopt" pets. This includes horses, cats, and dogs. That's all fine. However, ...
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Redstone Producer/Receiver

In Minecraft Pocket Edition, there was recently a new update including basic redstone contraptions. I have experimented around, but I can't find: What a Tripwire Hook does, and how it produces ...
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Test true if NO ArmorStand

The system I'm setting up is supposed to teleport players forward if an armorstand is within a radius, and down if there isn't one (to find a vacant area for the player). The commands are supposed to ...
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Only allow certain blocks to be broken with mining fatigue

I want to make sure players cant break any blocks but wheat, while they have the mining fatigue effect. Is there a way to detect if they are trying to break the wheat or is there a way to only allow ...
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Command Block always activates Comparator

I am trying to do something with command blocks. I have it test for a player at a certain position. I have set up a hopper clock that activates a command block with /testfor @a[x=-611,y=80,z=714] ...
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Making a command block with a command block

I am trying to make a spaceship that can go up and down basically. When it goes up, I want the command block to have a command. That's where I ran into a problem; I couldn't find a way to move a ...
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How to build a two bit binary to decimal decoder using Redstone?

This is the logic circuit i want to create in Minecraft Can anyone make one for me because the one I am making is having lots of problems and is too messy. Redstone signals get jammed and they stay ...
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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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Minecraft Double Switch Door

I'm trying to make a base with a hidden door that can be opened from the inside and outside. I was wondering if there was a way of making a circuit that could be operated from two different switches ...
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Changing delay with NOT gate?

I just asked this question 30 minutes ago and was told to use a NOT gate It worked at first, but I had to delay one of the pistons 100%. The problem is when they are to go back to the starting ...
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How to simulate a deck of cards in Minecraft?

A dispenser can eject one of nine different items at random, simulating a deck of up to nine cards (as of 1.6 it is no longer biased toward certain slots). How would you simulate a deck of cards with ...
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Disabling nether portal functionality

I need to know how to disable the nether portal from taking you into the nether, and instead, to tp you somewhere else in the overworld. Is it possible to do this on a commandblock or with redstone in ...
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How do I make a clickable signs set a block?

I made a command where there is a clickable sign that teleports a player to spawn. Here is the command: /setblock ~ ~1 ~ minecraft:wall_sign 2 replace ...
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Setblock clock with scoreboard doesn't work in Minecraft

I've been trying some things with scoreboard lately and I always get to the point where I need to use the following commands. /scoreboard players set @a Holding 0 /scoreboard players set @a Holding 1 ...
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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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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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Test for birch log in Minecraft

How do i get my command block to test for a birch log in 1.8? What are the new item names? I have already tried names like birch_log, 17:2 log:2 and so on. Google is against me on this as well.
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How to test for time of day with command block in Minecraft

I'm trying to setup something similar to the MindCrack team's current server set up for my single player world so that the world border expands slowly as I play the game. I already know how to work ...
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How to use a command block to welcome new players on a server in Minecraft?

Ok, so me and my friend own a server, it uses Minecraft 1.6.4. What I can't seem to figure out, is how to welcome new users to the server by saying Welcome USER To Northwood, when they join.
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Minute Long Redstone Delay

Currently I have something like this set up: B-R-R-R-C-R-R-R-C-R-R-R-C (etc...) B stands for a redstone block, R stands for a repeater, and C stands for a command block. I have a line like this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 test if someone died twice and then put them in creative with invisiblite x in command blocks

I am doing a minigame map, and there are a couple events I want to set-up: If someone dies twice they will be eliminated and put into creative with invisibility X If all of a persons wool is ...
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How can I make the redstone repeat a task x times and reset it self?

So I'm trying to make a redstone circuit that can repeat a task x amount of times and then reset it self. I was thinking of using a dropper and a hopper and use the hopper redstone signal (retrieved ...
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How to use setblock command for placing stone button on the left side of the command block

I tried to use the command setblock ~1 ~ ~ stone_button but then it places a button on air. I'm running Minecraft 14w11b snapshot from the 1.8 snapshots. Does someone know how to fix this? Pictures ...
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Efficient design for a self regulating villager breeder?

I'm playing on a SMP server and would like to begin a villager trading industry. I've looked at lots of designs for villager breeders that can be started easily (no nearby villages, so I'll have to ...
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Scoreboard and testfor issues using commandblocks

My problem is that I'm building on a map in Minecraft, where a player (myself for example) will press a button and his status changes into "The Player is ready for the game to begin". So, press button ...
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Inverting pressure plate without powering piston

I'm working on a trap, where if a person steps on a pressure plate, then the pistons deactivate and a pit forms in front of the plate. I decided to do this like a vertical jeb's door (a piston door in ...
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Is there a way to keep a clock ticking with no players logged into SMP?

I'm planning to build a clock tower for my SMP server; however, it's occurred to me that my plans have a gaping flaw: when nobody's online, the redstone clock won't keep time. I'm using vanilla, so ...
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How do I make a Redstone Door that opens with a lever?

I am making a castle in my minecraft world but I want a door that villagers can't enter. So, I decided to make a redstone door but everything I looked up on google seemed to complicated. please ...
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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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What are some good novice applications for redstone circuitry? [closed]

I've just decided to finally bite the bullet and learn redstone circuitry in minecraft. I'm already familiar with logical circuitry, and the minecraftwiki page about redstone circuits is certainly a ...
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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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Trigger command blocks remotely?

I am currently working on a minigame, and I am trying to remotely trigger command blocks. Is there any way to use a lever and a command block to activate another command block 4K blocks away? For ...
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How do I get two pistons (one of them on an inverted signal) to go at the same time?

Here's the problem - I need two pistons to go at the exact same time, so that one of them is contracted and the other is expanded, on a switch mechanism. To achieve this, one of the pistons has to ...
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What is the purpose of a D Flip-Flop in Minecraft?

Based on the design of the circuit and on the description, what is its purpose? It says that it transfers the state of D to Q. This means it can store one bit. But what is the purpose of a D ...
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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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How to award player on every kill in Minecraft using command blocks?

I want to award the players in my game with 2 cooked porkchops every time they kill another player. What I have tried so far, is setup one command block which gives every player with the killsloot ...
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How do I use command blocks to make a mob arena in 1.8?

I've been wanting to make a mob arena map for about a day, but I don't know how. I know how to set up the shop and everything else, but I don't know how to spawn the mobs. A lot of people say, "Just ...