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Redstone can be used in many ways to enhance everyday Minecraft play.

Everyday InputsEdit

Info See Also List of Inputs

The following are blocks that generate a Redstone signal. This list is limited to blocks that a casual Minecraft player might have in his or her house.

  • Button: A button will send out a short signal when pressed. Soon after being pressed, it will pop back to its unpressed state.
  • Detector Rail: A Detector Rail will send out a signal if a minecart is on it.
  • Lever: A Lever will send out a signal if it is pulled, and will continue to do so until it is deactivated.
  • Pressure Plate: A pressure plate will send out a signal if something or someone stands on it. A wooden one will also send a signal is an item is dropped on it. Metal ones are sensitive to the number of items on them.
  • Redstone Torch: This one's a bit more complex than the others, but still not rare. A Redstone Torch will send out a constant signal unless it is on a block that is receiving one.


Everyday OutputsEdit

Info See Also List of Outputs

The following are blocks that change when powered or unpowered by a Redstone signal. This list is limited to blocks that a casual Minecraft player might have in his or her house.

  • Doors: Wooden and iron doors open when powered and close when unpowered. Wooden doors do not require a signal (right-clicking them will also open or close them), but Iron doors do (right-clicking has no effect).
  • Fence Gates: Same behavior as wooden doors.
  • Rails: Corner rails in an intersection will change connection when powered or unpowered.
  • Powered Rails: Powered Rails will accelerate any carts on them when powered, and decelerate any carts on them when unpowered.
  • Trapdoors: Same behavior as wooden doors.

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