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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] Crafting

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Redstone

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

[edit] As a crafting ingredient

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Redstone

Block of Redstone




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Block of Redstone



[edit] Usage

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

The block of redstone was introduced to provide a solid block to act as a power source.

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

  • Attached redstone torches will deactivate.
  • Adjacent redstone dust will be powered with signal strength 15.
  • Correctly-facing adjacent redstone repeaters and redstone comparators will be powered.
  • Adjacent mechanism components 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 provides compact storage for redstone, like other blocks of minerals (block of iron, block of gold, etc.).

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 a comparator).

See also: Redstone circuit

[edit] Video

[edit] History

Official release
1.5 13w01a
Added block of redstone.

[edit] Issues

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[edit] Trivia

  • Even though redstone ore must be mined with iron or diamond pickaxes, blocks of redstone can be mined with any pickaxe.
  • The block of redstone used to have a very similar texture to the block of coal, but the block of coal's texture was later changed.
  • 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.
  • If a redstone torch is placed on a block of redstone, after 1 tick the torch will turn off.

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