Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! The workshop this past Saturday was focused around making a Redstone Elevator, and everyone joined in and made their own versions—all very cool and creative ...more
How to Get Redstone
A very large aspect of minecraft is redstone. Infact, redstone is probably what keeps me playing minecraft today. Ever since the piston update of beta 1.7, redstone has taken minecraft to a whole new level, with the ability to manipulate the entire world around you with the fl ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. This past weekend, our Weekly Workshop focused on building a suffocation trap. But today, we're going to be covering a different type of redstone trap in Minecraft—one with a 100% s ...more
Are you tired of having to use two different enchanting tables when you want both low and high enchants? Are you sick and tired of hearing your faction/guild/clan members say that they need lower enchants because they don't have enough experience levels for high-end enchants? ...more
We've already done a tutorial explaining why buttons are superior to levers, but now I want to show you a way to make them even more useful than they already are. You can't get this sort of functionality with levers! A button only emits a one-second (or so) pulse of power. We ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. As we all know, redstone can be a very useful tool for make basic things in Minecraft more complex and intricate. For beginners to redstone, today's article will give you a basic un ...more
Many people get so discouraged by their failures with redstone that they give up using it entirely, or never progress beyond using simple switches. However, by incorporating logic gates into your redstone designs, the applications are nearly limitless. The ability to add multi ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Looking to build an awesome one-way entrance into your base? Why not create an awesome drawbridge so that no one can enter without your permission? This sty ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. You may know that Minecraft is an excellent creative tool, but perhaps less well known are the fascinating array of redstone powered games that have been made by players like you. ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. During last Saturday's Weekly Workshop, we played with redstone combination locks. A redstone combination lock is a redstone device that relies on logic gates in order to power a do ...more
Are you looking to hide your chests in a not-so-conspicuous way, but don't know where to start? Do you want to finally have that safe and sacred place to store your diamonds, cake and beloved treasures? This tutorial incorporates this previous week's challenge on transforming ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! The workshop last Saturday revolved around creating a working movie screen in Minecraft, and everyone joined in to see how it works. But this tutorial is fo ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. There are many amazing redstone builds, but probably the pinnacle of redstone technology is the redstone calculator. The ability to turn simple game mechanics into a real-life calcu ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Our previous workshop on building an automatic boat dock went really well. A lot of Minecrafters showed up and everyone got right to work on their own versi ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Real time redstone clocks are a marvel of redstone technology. Not only can they keep track of time, they are capable of powering other more complicated redstone machines. Regardles ...more
There are a million tutorials on the Internet for how to transmit redstone power up and down, but that's because vertical power transfers are both really important and very counterintuitive. This quick and easy guide should help clear it up! Upward Power Transfer Transferrin ...more
Minecraft is a pretty addicting game, and building your own fortress is half the fun of the game itself! If you're wondering how to use the redstones to make wires and create operational objects, look no further! In this video you will learn how to use redstone circuits to bui ...more
Ever wanted to display text in Minecraft? It's actually not overly difficult. In this tutorial, I will endeavor to guide you through the process between storing and displaying text from memory. To do this, we will examine two different methods of displaying and storing text in ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Oh, the power of redstone! But, what good is any technology if it can't be harnessed for killing? Here's a redstone build for the mad scientist in each of us. Building the Death Ma ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! COMPETITION IS OVER COMPETITION IS OVER COMPETITION IS OVER As most of you already know, I'm iDwarf, the newest moderator on the WonderHowTo Minecraft serv ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Hello, it's iDwarf again! Last week's redstone trap competition was a HUGE success. We had at least 30 entries! But before we get to showing off the winners ...more
Minecraft Beta 1.3 has introduced some awesome elements to the game, foremost among them for all you Redstone heads out there is the Redstone Repeater. It's a new block you can craft that allows you to adjust the delay on the redstone circuit passing through it, allowing more ...more
So a little while ago we covered BUD switches, but there's only so much you can show in one tutorial. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how you can use a combination of water and BUD switches to make a mechanical to kinetic power transfer, and then go back again. In case ...more
Redstone and electricity have much in common. They both have what's called resistance. That is, they only travel a certain distance before the signal degrades to the point where it's unusable, and they take a certain amount of time to get there. With electricity, that time is ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. A redstone sorting machine can not only cure a cluttered unmanageable Minecraft home, but make for an integral part of an efficient work space. With the redstone sorting machine, yo ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Hey, it's iDwarf bringing you another redstone competition! The last one was fairly successful for being new. As you all know, I will be running these compe ...more
Relays are simple redstone devices that allow you to switch between multiple outputs with only one input. They're incredibly useful in the right situation! There are many different types of relays, but I'll be showing you how to make two. One will switch power back and forth ...more
This is a pretty simple how-to, because a doorbell is a pretty simple mechanism! The difficult part is in understanding music note blocks. First of all, here's what a finished, two-tone doorbell looks like: That's seriously all there is to it. There's a button outside your ho ...more
This machine uses quite a lot of redstone, and lets you rapidly fire arrows out of your machine (you can also use eggs or snowballs or other small items). Once you get a good pulse going, you can launch small items all day.
Minecraft is all about survival and building the coolest fortress in the land! But if you're looking for something that's a little more aesthetically pleasing for your gates without having to have all those redstone circuits everywhere, you're in luck! In this video you will l ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. Did you recently create a mansion and need that last finishing touch? Have you considered making an elevator to give your mansion that added elegance, but don't know where t ...more
Stop hoofing it! This Minecraft player's guide will teach you everything you need to know to build a minecart station with redstone. For complete instructions, watch the video! Search WonderHowTo for more Minecraft tips, tricks, player guides, glitches and cheats.
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Sometimes keeping track of items in Minecraft can get out of hand, and it seems like there's never enough room in chests. With a redstone sorting machine you can easily keep track o ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Hey, it's iDwarf again! I hope you all had fun creating your Rube Goldberg machines last week! But before we show of the winning contraptions from the last ...more
Redstone is versatile and can be put to a myriad of uses when constructing things on your island in MineCraft. This tutorial shows you a couple basic ways to start building with redstone, such as wired doors and solid walls. Part 1 of 4 - How to Use redstone to make doors, bui ...more
Control is important. Mankind inherently wants to control its environment, which is why we have things like indoor plumbing, electric lights, air conditioning, and more. Likewise, Minecraft has redstone, which is a way for users to control their environment and manipulate it t ...more
In last Saturday's workshop, the tutorial was on the ABBA switch, so named because it fires redstone pulses in A-B-B-A order. While the turnout was low, it was a really productive workshop! We experimented with a lot of things and had a great time. Hopefully you'll consider jo ...more
Traps are great, but sometimes you don't want to kill anyone, you just want to know when they're around. When that's the case, check out this handy alarm system that uses the power of doors! Doors, you say? Yes, doors! Some of you may already be familiar with how obnoxious doo ...more
Redstone is a pretty versatile substance in Minecraft. You can use it to rig up explosions, set timers and conduct electricity to open doors and make traps. This tutorial is a basic primer on everything redstone you can find in Minecraft.
If you're at all like me, you constantly get frustrated that repeaters only boost redstone signals in one direction. It's annoying! Well, here's a design for a two-way repeater! This device functions like a continuous piece of redstone that can send power either way, albeit w ...more
Elevators have been an essential part of construction sites since the Pyramids. If you want to put this technology to use in Minecraft beta, without using your redstone or water, check out this video to learn a design for a trapdoor elevator.
I've had this idea in my head for almost a year now. I knew what I wanted to do, but wasn't sure if it would work. After a long time of armchair-engineering, I decided that the best way to test my idea was with a soldering iron and a screwdriver. Video: . Impressive? :) Guess ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Everyone seems to really be enjoying the current Weekly Challenge, so it was a little hard to find some finished builds. There are some work-in-progress bui ...more
This is a basic instruction video on how cannons work within Minecraft. You're shown how to build one using stone, water and redstone. After you've tested your circuitry, load it up with a few blocks of TNT and then start firing away!
If you're like me, the words 'monostable circuit' mean nothing to you. Until just recently, I had no idea what a monostable circuit did, or why anyone would ever need to use one. However, I've come to understand exactly what they are, and how very useful they can be! So I've ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. We've worked with redstone before and while it never fails to impress, this week we'll be getting really technical. We'll be going over the basics for creating a redstone calculator ...more
Being able to hide your redstone makes your trap look a little nicer, and also reduces the possibility of accidentally disturbing the line of redstone. This tutorial shows you a creative way to hide your lines of redstone wiring when building Minecraft traps.
Redstone inventions are a staple of Minecraft, and computers designed with it have been a popular form of construction. User dudearent006 takes this to another level with this staggering creation - a highly advanced redstone computer! Featuring 150 bits of RAM, a 10-bit proces ...more
Use Iron Trapdoors and redstone to make a moving bridge in Minecraft. This video has specific, easy to follow instructions for building a moving bridge. Watch and learn how to replicate this clever bit of Minecraft engineering with single player commands.
You can easily control the direction that both water and lava flow using some redstone circuitry. Unfortunately, this trick will only work once before needing to be reset - but it's still useful for building lava traps or other machines.
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the Inspiration board, and come play on our free server! HELLO, FELLOW MINECRAFTERS. Pmaguire here, bringing you my favorite idea for a competition so far! I hope that you will come to love it as much as I do! Well, ...more
Hi, my name is Matthew9170 and I would say I am a decent minecraft redstone engineer. I am entering the Elevator Redstone challenge. I have 2 entries on a double plot of land in the opposite corner of the /warp tower. The first is a minecart based elevator using a bug where m ...more
When you get bored and ordinary boolean logic gates just won't solve your problems, and when AND-gates, OR-gates and XNOR-gates just feel too digital, why not make your redstone contraptions feel a bit more analog? How? With a Goldilocks-gate, of course. It (ab)uses the fac ...more
Check out this video to learn a clever technique for using redstone to build an obsidian farm. You'll have an unlimited supply of obsidian in your Minecraft world after you've set up this design. Watch the video for easy to follow Minecraft building instructions. Make an Obsid ...more
This is a really fun tutorial you can use to build a machine that will generate random pulses for you. All you need is an assortment of stone blocks, a piece of flat gorund and quite a lot of redstone for the circuitry.
By Lesnoydude I have decided to enter my first staff choice award with a working 12minute redstone clock, it counts seconds and minutes. The clock works on 4 simple piston binary belts. Its is possible to make it 12 hour clock but unfortunately, the mountain i was building it ...more
Redstone dust is one of the many tools available to the Minecraft player. Learn where to put redstone dust to get the most out of it by watching this how to video. Redstone dust is used to power devices and blocks and can be used with buttons, levers, and pressure plates.
I was messing around in single player, (because the server is down) when a wild idea came to my mind. To build a printer, i have seen many examples on youtube, but all of them where to complex to my understanding of redstone. The end result was simple and it could save 4 image ...more
This is a video I made for one of my subscribers that I thought might be handy for anyone wanting to get into redstone. I focus on piston-less logic as I feel that with pistons that a lot of the initial understanding of logic is lost. Video: . Hope someone can find this useful.