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Button
Stone Button.pngWooden Button.png
ButtonWooden Button
Type

Non-solid Block

Physics

No

Transparency

Yes

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

2.5

Hardness

0.5

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances

See History

Drops

Itself

Data values

See Data values

Name

See Data values

A button is a non-solid block which can provide temporary redstone power.

Obtaining[edit]

Buttons can be mined with any tool.

Block
Button
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time (seconds)
Hand 0.75

A button will also be removed and drop itself as an item:

  • if its attachment block is moved, removed, or destroyed
  • if water flows into its space
  • if a piston tries to push it or moves a block into its space

A button will be destroyed without dropping itself as an item if lava flows into its space.

Crafting[edit]

Buttons can be crafted from stone for a stone button, or wood planks for a wooden button.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Button

Stone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Button

Stone



Wooden Button

Any Wood Planks




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Wooden Button

Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks



Natural generation[edit]

Stone buttons are naturally generated in strongholds, next to iron doors.

Usage[edit]

See also: Redstone circuit

A button can be used as a monostable power source (it will automatically deactivate shortly after being activated).

Placement
To place a button, use the "Use Item/Place Block" control (right-click, by default) while aiming at the surface to which it should be attached.
A button can be attached to the side, bottom and top of any full solid opaque block (stone, dirt, blocks of gold, etc.).
Activation
Buttons are usually in an inactive state, but can be temporarily activated by players. To activate a placed button, use the "Use Item/Place Block" control (right-click, by default). A wooden button can also be activated by a fired arrow.
Mobs cannot activate buttons directly, but arrows fired by skeletons or dispensers can activate wooden buttons.
Behavior
When activated, a stone button will remain active for 10 redstone ticks (1 second, barring lag), while a wooden button will remain active for 15 redstone ticks (1.5 seconds, barring lag). A wooden button activated by a fired arrow will remain active until the arrow despawns after one minute or is picked up.
While active, a button:
When a button changes state it will provide a redstone update to all redstone components adjacent to itself (including above and below), and to all redstone components adjacent to its attachment block.

Data values[edit]

A button's type is defined by its ID name, and its orientation and activation status is stored in its block data. A button also has a block state which is expected to replace the functionality of block data in a future version.

ID[edit]

A button's ID defines what type of button it is.

Name ID Name Block ID
Stone Button minecraft:stone_button 77
Wooden Button minecraft:wooden_button 143

Block data[edit]

A button's block data stores its orientation, and whether it is active:

Bits Values
0x1
0x2
0x4

Three bits storing a value from 0 to 5:

  • 0: Button on block bottom facing down
  • 1: Button on block side facing east
  • 2: Button on block side facing west
  • 3: Button on block side facing south
  • 4: Button on block side facing north
  • 5: Button on block top facing up
0x8 If this bit is set, the button is currently active.

Block state[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

 facing
up
down
north
south
east
west
The direction the button is facing.
The direction from block the button is attached to, to the button.

 powered
true
false
True if the button is currently activated.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Alpha
1.0.1 Added button in the Seecret Friday Update 3.
Official release
1.4.2 12w34a Added wooden buttons.
12w34b Changed crafting recipe for both stone and wooden buttons.
1.8 14w04a Buttons are now able to be placed on the top and bottom of blocks.
Console Edition
TU1 Added stone buttons.
TU9 Added wooden buttons.
Changed crafting recipe for stone button.
TU14 Wooden buttons can now be triggered by arrows.

The pre-1.4.2 crafting recipe for the stone button required two stone blocks:

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Stone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Button

Stone

Stone

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