Looking a for a secure and secretive entryway to your Minecraft base? Check out this video to learn a great design that uses pistons to make a trap door. With this trap door you can control who gets into your base, and who gets sent to the lava pit.
Trap Door Pistons
Removing wires from a 'trap door' switch can be a bit tricky to do and of course you don't want to just yank them out. If you get yourself a thin pick to fit into the holes and just circle the wire to hit a spring you need to push down in order to release the wire.
This is the prank i want to send you guys! ok its going to be called the trap door and what you do is you have to cut out part of a floor and have to flap doors that will go down and underneath it should be like a big pool filled with a bunch of nasty things like cow poop, hor ...more
Using simple household items such as a funnel and balloon you can easily booby trap any door. Meaning you'll get someone wet in the process. Follow the simple instructions in the video tutorial. Video: .
In order to make a door alarm out of a mouse trap, you will need the following materials: a mouse trap, a clamp, 2 screws, caps, a piece of string, scissors, a screw driver, a drill bit, a hex-head screw, an a piece of aluminum from a soda pop can. Drill a hole in the mousetr ...more
Wondering how to build a secret door using pistons in Minecraft? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to use redtsone and pistons to build a secret door. This video will explain how the door works and what materials to use.
Video: . This is a very simple way to set up a booby trap inside your house for your friends and family, It can get messy so prank at your own risk. You will need the following household items. Shaving Cream 2 Push pins Tape Balloon Basically you fill up the balloon with ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. Although Minecraft is a powerful creative tool, it does have limitations. The scarcity of block types and their linear size tends to make the creation of certain detailed ob ...more
Sometimes a simple drowning trap is too boring, and you want something that's a little more stylish and exciting. That's where this trap comes in! This is what I like to call "The Mangler". It consists of a set of pistons that chomp together, literally chewing up your enemies ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. And don't miss this weeks Weekly Workshop! If you're anything like the typical Minecrafter, then you've got a few secrets to hide. Maybe it's valuable commodities like diamonds, ore ...more
There are a few ways to make trapdoors, but out of all of them, this one is my favorite. It's fast, completely hidden, and both opens and closes. This particular trapdoor can be used for a variety of purposes, such as hiding your valuable possessions, having a secret entrance ...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
In Minecraft, a large aspect of the game is PVP (Player vs. Player Combat). A hardcore Minecraft fan will remember that back in Beta 1.8, combat was switched up, and it really changed the game around. Here are some tips on what a two-year Minecraft player has to say. Step 1: ...more
There are a lot of ways to booby trap a door, but this one might be one of the least offensive and most terrifying. This video will teach you how party poppers and a napkin will allow you to scare your friends without soaking anything in water or smashing someone's face. Video: .
Nothing is more relaxing than the sound of moving water in the garden. Here's how to build a one-of-a-kind water feature in a weekend. How to: Step 1: Plumb the pot For this step, you'll need your decorative pot, a 1 3/4" by 1" barb fitting, a 1 3/4" PVC female adapter, plumb ...more
Mice, cute as they may be, are an unwelcome visitor in many a home. This video tutorial provides step by step instructions on how to hack a wireless electronic laser mouse trap from an automatic garage door opener and a computer mouse. Find out where those little pests are goi ...more
One of the best traps you can build in Minecraft is one that uses pistons to work. This video shares a design for a piston trap. Follow the step by step instructions in this video to learn how to build this mob trap.
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. A Minecraft house can have little else cooler than a hidden door. Indeed nothing quite screams accomplished potion master like a hidden lab behind a retractable bookcase. With the a ...more
No one likes it when random people wander into your home and mess things up, which is why it behooves you to hide your things from even the most prying eyes with builds like this totally invisible, 2x2, piston-operated door with no visible redstone either inside or outside. Th ...more
Subject enters a typical office where someone familiar is sitting behind a desk across from the door. Everything in the room is fixed to the floor or walls and the person behind the desk is secretly strapped into the desk chair. As the subject approaches the desk to sit down i ...more
How's this for a DIY project: "Stephen Colbert!!! I’m sitting on your face! The couch creates a forced perspective, with the appropriate subject matter of Stephen Colbert… I must say, look at all the pictures, the face changes as you move about the room. People will gravita ...more
Have you always wondered how to make a customizable and efficient TNT cannon in Minecraft? Are you looking to raid some bases on a PVP/factions/griefing server, but don't know where to start? Well, this tutorial will go over how to make a TNT cannon, and the different ways you ...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
Besides being useful, mousetraps can be pretty loud, which makes them perfect for the prankster at heart. They can scare the crap out of your intended victim, but for some, giving them the heebie-jeebies can be more difficult than just a normal trap. They might not scare as ea ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. Gathering resources can be an exhausting business. Hours can be spent collecting feathers for arrows or in search of enough Ender pearls to find a stronghold. Luckily with e ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to catch more crawfish. First, you will need to have a crawfish trap that is long and has a large door on it. Some different kinds of bait that you can use include: blue gill, shell crackers, red ears, perch, and any other fresh water fish. Take ...more
Live in the future (à la Star Trek, circa 1966) with uiproductions' pneumatic air-powered sliding door: "I always wanted a piece of Star Trek and the Disney Monorail in my house, and one thing they have in common is that they both have automatic sliding doors. It would be the ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Have you grown tired of the standard "Mojang Doors" that are vastly overused? Are you interested in learning an alternative piston door method? Well, this week's Saturday workshop w ...more
since bam is scared of snakes, get an office room with one door that can be locked from the outside. have 2 trapped vents in the wall filled with snakes ready to go and 1 trap in the ceiling filled with snakes. but when bam goes into the office lock the door & open all the tra ...more
the unexpecting guest entersthe trailer where the party is walks down the main hall way twards the back to the party others lure them back to the trap door the trap doo opens they shale fall five feet down in there is a few skunks in the bottom skunks spray them then they ...more
its essentually a rube goldberg machine of the jackass cast. such as preston getting feathers (big chicken) and getting launched into a bucket of eggs(raw) that has a switch that launches wee man(bungie cord/surgical rubber cording) into a foam filled trash ben (huge one that ...more
Have 2 people sleeping in 1 room across from each other, tie rope, or anything that won't rip too easily, to the end of the door knobs and oil up the floor, or put down mouse trap and tacks. Next sound of the fire alarm and make noise to make it sound like there really is a fi ...more
Every once in a while, Minecrafters want to create a simple hidden piston door to secretly hide all their valuable items. Now, it's possible with only 18 redstone, 2 repeaters, 12 sticky pistons, and ONLY 20 blocks of any kind! My personal record for building this is 35 secon ...more
These are 5 simple yet effective booby traps you can set up on friends and family. Not much is needed, you already pretty much have the household items so just follow the instructions and you'll be on a prank spree this April Fool's Day! Booby Trap a Video: . Door Booby Trap ...more
One of the biggest problems in data security is authentication of data and its source. How can Alice be certain that the executable in her inbox is from the venerable Bob, and not from the not-so-venerable Oscar? Clearly Alice wants to know because if this file is actually sen ...more
Surprise desserts (aka peekaboo desserts) are a gorgeous way to celebrate anything, whether it's a birthday, new baby, or just a brand new day. You can pretty much hide anything you want inside: candy, a cool design, and even other desserts. To help inspire you, try one of the ...more
Tripwires are a new mechanic released in Minecraft 1.3, and people are still trying to figure out how best to use them. Minecart returns are a great idea, but what about traps? I've constructed examples of my three favorite tripwire traps, and I'll show you how to make them. ...more
This design is super simple and is the easiest invisible door that I've ever seen. Unlike designs that use horizontal pistons, the redstone here is completely hidden underground, and the door itself doesn't create an unsightly dip or gap in the wall. Here's what the mechanism ...more
This is for anyone who wants a simple secret door. Materials Needed 2 Sticky Pistons 7+ Redstone 4 Blocks Of Any Kind 2 Levers Step 1: Place the Pistons Step 2: Place the First 2 Blocks Step 3: Place the Last 2 Blocks Step 4: Place the Redstone Step 5: Place the First Lever ...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
What's new in Minecraft 1.6.? Maps and Trap Doors are brand new additions to the game. This video will explain what they are, how to build them, and how to use them. Learn while exploring the newest version of Minecraft beta.
Hey guys! Just an easy design/tutorial of how to make the lowest resource and easiest to build piston door that's great for hallways! Make sure to check out my other videos and suggest other topics/tutorials that you want to see! Have fun and play Minecraft.
WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...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
Minecart rides primarily serve two different functions—transportation or entertainment. We rarely see minecart-based transportation systems in Minecraft these days because most servers support warps or allow users to set multiple homes that they can simply teleport to. That le ...more
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It's that time a year when winter storms begin causing havoc across the United States, and when "rotating outages" are common to help sustain the electrical grid during intense cold periods. That means pretty much anybody with snow and ice in their backyard can succumb to powe ...more
These days, pennies are useless when it comes to buying things, and that's why Canada doesn't even have any anymore. But, there are a lot of cool things you can do with those worthless pennies, and what's better than a good old-fashioned prank? If you live in a college dorm, ...more
To get the Guerilla Tactics achievement / trophy in Bulletstorm, you must execute 25 skillshots in a single Echoes map. Skillshots are the most fun part Bulletstorm. This video will give you a handy step-by-step guide to getting the achievement in Collapsed Building. From the ...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
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. There are many ways to get around in Minecraft, from boats to mine carts, but did you know that you can travel even faster on foot? That's right, by creating a running track, player ...more
I sometimes play on a survival server where griefing is not only allowed, but almost encouraged. Keeping yourself safe and other on their toes is important. :) So, I came up with this simple TNT + pressure plate trap. I know what you are all thinking at the moment. "Aaaw, no ...more
These hearty bugs are here simply to elicit screams and revulsion – or so it seems. Apparently they can survive nuclear waste, but that doesn't mean they impossible to get rid of. Deal with them pronto with this video on how to get rid of those pesky bugs. You Will Need: • D ...more
How To : Make Your Minecraft House the Talk of the Town: How to Build Functioning Plumbing for Your Bathroom
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Functioning bathrooms seem like a stretch in Minecraft, but with redstone, they're not that far out of reach! This past workshop focused on creating a fully ...more
If you see a mouse in your house, don’t kid yourself—his entire extended family has moved in with him. Reclaim your home, once and for all. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to get rid of mice. You Will Need * Snap traps or glue boards * Peanut butter and/or choco ...more
No one likes having their home invaded, and sometimes you just don't want to have to wait those precious few seconds for someone or something to drown, suffocate, or burn up. This trap utilizes gravity to destroy anyone who may want to pillage your home, be they monster or pla ...more
Find a sleeping victim Set up Marbles by Their Bed Wrap the Outside of the Door in Saran Wrap plastic Hang a ball or a crochet club by a string or have someone holding it Feed bees in through a window It should go that the sleeping victim is awakened by the stinging bees. ...more
This is your video guide to the newest additions to Minecraft Beta that comprise Minecraft 1.6.2. Watch this video to learn what maps and trap doors are, how to build them, and what to do with them. Minecraft beta has updated, don't lag behind.
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.
Microwave ovens are an essential part of modern life. It is important to know how to use them safely. Step 1: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions Follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual for operating procedures and safety precautions for your oven model. Never operat ...more