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Minecraft Redstone Circuits

Redstone allows players to create intricate circuits. By connecting switches to mechanisms with redstone wire, fun and complex automated systems can be built. We thought the best way to illustrate the basics was to create a short video.





More details and specifics regarding advanced circuit schematics can be found at the Minecraft Wiki entry on Redstone Circuitry.
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Redstone Comparator

Redstone Comparator

Redstone Comparators function similarly to redstone repeaters. However, it receives two signals.

Redstone Torch
Redstone Torch
Nether Quartz
Redstone Torch
Stone (Smooth)
Stone (Smooth)
Stone (Smooth)
Redstone Comparator
Redstone Comparator (Off)

Redstone Comparator (Off)

Redstone Comparators function similarly to redstone repeaters. However, it receives two signals.

Redstone Torch
Redstone Torch
Nether Quartz
Redstone Torch
Stone (Smooth)
Stone (Smooth)
Stone (Smooth)
Redstone Comparator (Off)
Redstone Dust

Redstone Dust

When used on the ground, redstone dust will lay redstone wire. It's also used to craft items that work with redstone circuits and increase the potency of several potions.

Redstone Torch
Redstone Repeater
Dispenser
Note Block
Compass
Clock
Powered Rail
Detector Rail
Piston
Redstone Lamp
Redstone Block
Dropper
Redstone Ore
Redstone Ore

Redstone Ore

Redstone Ore is somewhat common at levels 1 to 19 and appears in veins of 2 to 6 blocks. Use an iron or diamond pickaxe to mine.

Redstone Repeater

Redstone Repeater

Redstone Repeaters can extend the current of a redstone wire beyond the 15 block limit, or to delay the incoming signal.

Redstone Torch
Redstone Dust
Redstone Torch
Stone (Smooth)
Stone (Smooth)
Stone (Smooth)
Redstone Repeater
Redstone Torch

Redstone Torch

Redstone torches provide constant power in redstone circuits, and act as an inverter, or NOT-gate.They also provide soft light (level 7).

Redstone Repeater
Activator Rail
Redstone Comparator
Redstone Comparator (Off)
Redstone Dust
Stick
Redstone Torch
Redstone Wire

Redstone Wire

Redstone Wire is created by placing redstone dust on the ground. Redstone Wires are used to build redstone circuits.