Introduction to Redstone Redstone is the Minecraft equivalent of electricity. It can be used to create amazing inventions, such as working computers or factories, once you know the basics. Fortunately, the basics are easy to learn! These pages should help you get started with redstone: you will learn how to make minecraft minecart simple, useful devices, and how to understand the complicated stuff.

Redstone Redstone is an ore you will find down at the bottom of your mines. When you mine it, you will get Redstone Dust, which is what you will need to make redstone circuits. Redstone power comes from a power source, and can be transmitted to devices which will then do something in response. Redstone lamps are used in many of the examples on this page to show which blocks are switched on. Powered blocks Most types of blocks can become powered. This can happen when the blocks contain a power source, or when they are attached to a power source.

For example, if you push a button, two blocks become powered: the block containing the button, and the block the button is attached to. Both of these powered blocks switch on the blocks next to them. Power Sources These are blocks that can provide a redstone signal. This is made from a stick and a piece of cobblestone. It can be switched on and off with a right click. When in the on position, it will power both its own block and the one it is attached to.

This is made from a single piece of smooth stone. Attach it to a block, and when you right click it it will power both its own block and the one it is attached to, for one second. This is the most basic item in redstone circuits, and is made from a piece of redstone and a stick. Once placed, it powers its own block, plus the one above it. The redstone torch has another feature that makes it very important for redstone engineers: when the block that a torch is attached to is powered or switched on by another redstone signal, the torch will be switched off. Left: a redstone torch, attached to a block. Right: using a lever to power the block switches the redstone torch OFF.

This signal inversion behaviour is the basis of many of the clever tricks that can be done with redstone in Minecraft. Other Power Sources There are many other power sources, including prssure plates, daylight sensors and more. Redstone Devices These are objects that are activated by being adjacent to a powered block, or at the end of a redstone wire. Devices that can be activated include doors, pistons, dispensers, note blocks, and minecart rails. Read more about redstone devices here.