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Questions tagged [minecraft-redstone]

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

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How to make a selection of blocks disappear in a fade effect

I'm building a TARDIS (Doctor Who's Time Machine) in Minecraft, and for when it disembarks, it fades away. Is there any practical way i can do this in Minecraft or should i make a texture pack? ...
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I need to press one button, each time I press it, I need a new/different output, 4 total outputs (Minecraft)

I'm building a bank with 100's of features. I need a button that I can press to alternate which ram to use (i.e.: Before I press the button once, RAM 1 will be open to receiving inputs and the other 3 ...
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How to make a pulse alternator in minecraft 1.12.2?

I want to make a pulse alternator, so when a redstone pulse enters, output A on one side gives out a pulse, and when the second pulse enters, output B on the other side gives a pulse, and when the ...
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Different number of dispensers activated depending on orientation of redstone dust

I have a column of 4 dispensers, all facing the same direction (to the right). For demonstration purposes, each is loaded with a different color of shulker box. In the above screenshot, the ...
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How can I stop or reset redstone contraptions based on player deaths?

Can you use /testfor to detect the death of a player? I found this post^ and I understand it, but I have a follow-up question: Is there anyway to have your world reset all your redstone when ...
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Is there a more efficient way to have many ticks go by between redstone circuits without millions of repeaters? [duplicate]

I am making a clock in Minecraft that actually works with in-game time. Every 1000 ticks, the hour will change. I have many /clone commands set up, and a clock, my only issue is the 1000 ticks. It is ...
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Tick delay caused by Hoppers?

I'm trying to answer the question I posted here a couple days ago(Is there any way to build a circuit that acts identically to a redstone repeater?), and I'm attempting to use hoppers to simulate the ...
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Is there any way to build a circuit that acts identically to a redstone repeater?

I'm looking to build a circuit that acts like a vanilla repeater block in that it repeats the redstone signal, acts as a diode, and allows multiple levels of delay to be set. However, I would like the ...
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Why does a sticky piston powered by a redstone block through another sticky piston from the top not contract? [duplicate]

I'm working on a little redstone project and I've stumbled upon this difficulty. If I activate the lever the top sticky gets powered as expected. Deactivating the lever pulls the top sticky piston ...
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Minecraft Redstone delay that only works if active for 5 seconds but turns off when not active

The image here is my example. the command block to the left places a redstone block on the quartz. the command blocks on the side remove the Redstone block and replace the repeaters. this method still ...
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Why does this piston get power? [duplicate]

I am a beginner at minecraft. I am very confused by the following setup: If I step on the pressure plate, piston number 1 is activated. The key piece of redstone is the one circled in blue; if I ...
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Help with triple piston extender on a cave door

I want a triple piston extender for the final block retraction on my cave door but I’m a bit tight on space. The double extender already powers one of the pistons as is so I’m guessing I have to ...
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Make Fireballs Fly Faster?

So, I am using Command Blocks to make a working T.A.R.D.I.S. From Dr. Who. I decided to add an item to drop a fireball below the TARDIS. My commands are as follows: Repeat Command Block:/testfor @e[...
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Is it possible to sort non-stackable items in minecraft?

Item Sorters are super sweet. But, I have a skeleton farm, and am getting tons of non-stackable drops. Since armor can be smelted into iron/gold, I'd like to smelt those drops in a furnace, and burn ...
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I need to make a redstone clock that has the same timings as this one but with no observers

I am making a redstone contraption that needs perfect timing and the server I am on doesn't have observers, it also needs to be toggleable.
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Minecraft redstone observers and pistons

I’m making a 3D printer and the floor rises to push up the blocks. This happens when an observer detects the last row in the grid being pushed into place and it works. The problem comes when the ...
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Generated Minecraft Command Blocks Don't Execute

I wrote a program that generates command blocks into a minecraft world. The command blocks come in fine, with the correct settings, however they don't execute unless I set the mode of the first block ...
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Minecraft Repeater: Possible to change tick of repeater via redstone?

I am working on a piston-door design that looks like this: and this is what it looks like after: Now, the issue I am having is retraction. I figured if I can change the tick of the right piston, ...
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Help with a Minecraft Redstone Mechanism

I'm making a system for my town that requires an automatic system that moves a chest in a minecart around under the roads. I've gotten almost the things necessary for the loading process to work, but ...
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How do you make a redstone clock that has four outputs and doesn't break when leaving/returning to the chunk?

I'm trying to make a block cycle between four colors of wool with about 3 seconds in between each color. I built a four output circuit hooked up to four command blocks: This is the design I was ...
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Is there any good way to make a completly automated watermelon/pumpkin farm in vanilla Minecraft without commands?

I have been trying to create a completely automated watermelon/pumpkin farm, mainly with observer blocks. However all of my attempts so far have caused the harvesting to trigger an infinite redstone ...
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Can I make my nether tunnel work in unloaded chunks?

I'm working on a nether tunnel which allows you to travel by minecart as well as by ice road by having pistons extend and retract: Minecart mode: Ice road mode: I've got 2 stations at the ...
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How do I make a turn based redstone game?

I'm trying to make a redstone game but I'm stuck on part of the circuit. I have two sides: A and B. Each have 9 inputs. Players use these inputs to submit moves in the game. The problem I'm having ...
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Why does my 8-bit adder say 1+3=6?

I have chained together the following full adder design given by the minecraft wiki eight times so that I can add together two 8-bit signals.: For some odd reason the return of all the adders gives ...
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Are there any unstackable items that output 1 signal strength unit when attached to a comparator?

I am Building a simple counter in minecraft with redstone, and I was wondering if there is a non-stackable item that outputs 1 signal strength while inside a dropper so I can get a comparator output ...
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Item sorter unable to be reproduced

I constructed an item sorter as shown in the picture with the doors in the background. This one works. It attempts to use a dropper to put items into chests and if there is an incomplete stack of that ...
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Is there any way to stop an Ender Pearl from falling?

I need to stop Ender Pearls from falling in Survival mode for a redstone mechanism. Water and Lava slow down their falling, however this won't completely stop them and Cobwebs don't have any effect at ...
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Do Redstone circuits cause noticable lag?

I have a Minecraft world that has a Redstone district. I put all my contraptions and farms with a lot of hopper lines, water streams, and a lot of Redstone circuits. Does Redstone circuit (Redstone ...
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One-wide swap red stone wires vertically?

I have two wires running one above the other: How can I "swap" them? So that, the input of the lower wire one is reflected in the output of the top wire and vice versa? It can be any length and ...
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Does redstone work on stair blocks?

I have been attempting to rebuild a "super smelter", following Tango Tek's design However, for some reason, it won't work. The items to be smelted are not being ...
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Loading and unloading Minecart, Distance issues?

I have built a loader and unloader with chests in minecarts based on this design. I have tested my redstone circuits and track etc over a short distance and all works lovely. But when I move the ...
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Toggle redstone circuit

I need a redstone circuit that I can't figure out how to make. You step on a pressure plate: a piston extends, and stays extended until you press a button. This seems like it should be simple, but I ...
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How can I make a piston block swapper that isn't flush with a wall?

I'm trying to create a skeleton farm that can double as an xp grinder or an automatic mob killer. My plan to do this, is to put a hopper and then a stone block on top where the skeletons will fall, ...
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How to create a door which opens automatically for players but not for mobs?

I would like to make a door that is easy to open by players, but not mobs. Tried using a button to power the door but clicks are inaccurate while playing on laptop, rendering the door an obstacle, ...
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How To Teleport Someone If He Types “Shop” in a Certain Coordinates? [duplicate]

I don't know is this possible in Minecraft, but i will ask. I want if someone says "Shop" in certain coordiantes (Example: 985 53 1100 to 1107 53 978), he will teleport to 1046 54 1128. I don't know ...
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How to split an item stream in hoppers on a server? [duplicate]

In my single player world, I created a working prototype that splits the items in half. One going to the upper chest, one going to the bottom chest. However, on the server I am playing on (1.8 server)...
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Distributing items evenly

With a simple setup like the one in the picture with a double chest connected to 2 hoppers, you can get stacks of items evenly distributed. In this setup half would end up in each single chest. In my ...
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Why are these pistons pushing?

I've lately become hooked into building computers in Minecraft and today I decided to build a giant hard drive. I've built HDDs before, but not at the scale I'm currently attempting, and I anticipated ...
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Minecraft redstone - 3 outputs and 2 inputs

So my situation is a little bit different from other's questions. I currently have a box with 2 buttons. Which inside looks like this: I want to be able to switch to previous/next using the buttons. ...
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How do you make an item frame turn activate a redstone source?

I was recently playing with friends and noticed they had a contraption which would activate a redstone signal when they turned the item frame a certain way. How do you make a item frame turn activate ...
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Help make my fast minecart unloader more compact

I made a fast minecart-with-hopper unloader, intended for high-efficiency, extensive farms. The proof of concept works - it unloads the minecart at 35 items per second, and the "core" is beautifully ...
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Compact, failproof inexhaustible Elytra launcher?

My base is quite extensive, built at Savanna extreme hills, sprawling over a couple mountains from sea level to over 200 blocks, and I found moving between its segments is most efficient with Elytra. ...
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Long then short delay?

So I've made a mob spawned in my survival world and I am currently using a button, redstone torch tower and a long redstone line to dispense the water. (I made it in a creative world and am using ...
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How do I use redstone repeaters to stretch the redstone limit?

I was on my Survival world and was making piston doors. I since it's underground, I had to make it twist and turn. When I tried to add the repeater to stretch the redstone limit, when I flicked the ...
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Burnt-Out Redstone Torches Re-Ignites Randomly

I have built a simple hopper/dropper "vending machine" as seen in the pictures below: Item frame diagram: When an item goes into the hopper, it activates the comparator which then ignites the ...
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How to make a simple portable rapid piston toggler?

I plan to bury an ocean monument under sand. To do this, I'll need a simple mechanism of a piston toggling fast, as I drop new sand blocks as it pushes them away, that way I get up to 12 blocks long, ...
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Pistons are powered indirectly? Why? [duplicate]

Why are these pistons (indirectly) powered? But the others completely not? None of them update with a block (Not really a BUD piston I believe, or is it?)
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Minecraft Redstone

I've made a house, and i want to make it so that i push a secret button, a piston turns OFF (because the piston is ON to block the passage.) so, anyone know how?
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Brewing stand not accepting water bottles

I've built the automatic brewing station from this tutorial. I've been through it three times to make sure I have everything as per the video, but things aren't quite working. The full water bottles ...
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How do you get minecart hoppers to put items in chests?

In mine craft I have tried to make mine cart hoppers to put items in chests but it doesn't work. I haven't figured out a way to do this.