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[edit]Block of Redstone
Block of Redstone.png
Block of Redstone
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

Partial (blocks light, mob spawning possible)

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Hardness

5

Tool

A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearance

1.5 (13w01a)

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 152 hex: 98 bin: 10011000

Name

redstone_block

A block of redstone (also known as redstone block) acts as a piston-movable redstone power source which cannot be turned off.

Contents

[edit] Obtaining

Blocks of redstone can be crafted from redstone.

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Redstone

Redstone Redstone Redstone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Block of Redstone
Redstone Redstone Redstone
Redstone Redstone Redstone

[edit] Usage

A block of redstone can be used as a redstone power source, and can be crafted back into redstone.

[edit] As a crafting ingredient

Blocks of redstone can be crafted back into redstone, and thus provide compact storage for redstone like other blocks of minerals (block of iron, block of gold, etc.).

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Redstone

Block of Redstone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Redstone9

Block of Redstone



[edit] As a redstone component

See also: Redstone circuit
A block of redstone will power dust and repeaters, deactivate attached torches, and activate mechanisms (left) – but won't power adjacent opaque blocks (right).

A block of redstone acts like a regular block powered by a torch:

  • Attached redstone torches will deactivate after 1 tick.
  • Adjacent redstone dust, including above or below, will be powered to signal strength 15.
  • Correctly-facing adjacent redstone repeaters and redstone comparators will be powered.
  • Adjacent mechanism components (pistons, redstone lamps, etc.), including above or below, will be activated.
  • Adjacent opaque blocks will not be powered.
  • Exception: Redstone dust will configure itself to point towards an adjacent block of redstone, even though it won't configure itself to point towards a block powered by a torch.

A block of redstone is one of three redstone power sources which can be moved by a piston (the others being a minecart on a detector rail, and a cauldron measured by comparators).

[edit] Video

[edit] History

Official release
1.5 13w01a
Added block of redstone.

[edit] Issues

Issues relating to "Block of Redstone" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

[edit] Trivia

  • Even though redstone ore must be mined with iron or diamond pickaxes, blocks of redstone can be mined with any pickaxe.
  • As the block of redstone is not fully opaque, chests can be opened when covered by one. Also, non-solid blocks such as ladders cannot be placed onto its sides.

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