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[edit]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
Stone Button
Alpha 1.0.1
Wooden Button
1.4.2 (12w34a)
Drops

Itself

Data values
Stone Button
dec: 77 hex: 4D bin: 1001101
Wooden Button
dec: 143 hex: 8F bin: 10001111
Name
Stone
stone_button
Wooden
wooden_button

A button is a switch. Like levers, pressure plates, and tripwire hooks, it sends a redstone signal to adjacent blocks when pressed. However, a button can only be activated by being pressed and will only stay pressed for a short duration. After this, the charge to the object will be lost and the button will pop out, ready to be clicked again. However, with the creation of a T Flip-flop redstone circuit, it can be used as a lever substitute. As of Snapshot 14w04a, buttons can be placed on all faces of a block. Before then, they could only be placed on the sides.

Like any object that gives charges, it must be next to the object receiving the charge (doors, rails, etc.) or connected to it by a length of redstone wire.

Contents

[edit] Obtaining

[edit] Natural occurrence

Stone buttons can be found naturally in Strongholds right next to iron doors.

[edit] Crafting

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Button

Stone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Button

Stone



Grid layout Shapeless.png

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



Grid layout Shapeless.png

[edit] Properties

The button is one of five switches currently in the game. As a momentary-contact switch, it can be useful for resetting redstone circuits. The duration that a button is activated when pressed differs between button types, with stone buttons remaining active for 1 second (10 redstone ticks) and wooden buttons for 1.5 seconds (15 redstone ticks). Note that the wooden button can be shot by an arrow to become activated (currently only PC), unlike a stone button which must be physically pressed by hand, and they will stay pressed until the arrow despawns or is retrieved.

When submerged in water, Buttons are destroyed, rather than merely becoming detached, like torches.

Also like torches, buttons can be attached to a chest, dispenser, workbench, or furnace in the same fashion. This is done by placing any solid block above the one you want to place the button on, and right clicking it on the bottom with a button in hand. The button can be placed on any surface on blocks, and will relocate to an available space if placed on a transparent block. This lets you place the button on a block's side without right clicking it. As of 1.4.6, you can also hold Shift, and right click with the button to put it on the desired block without going into its HUD.

Mobs (excluding the player) cannot press buttons by hand, but skeletons may unintentionally trigger wooden buttons when firing arrows. Wooden buttons can also be triggered by arrows fired from a dispenser.

[edit] Video

[edit] History

Alpha
1.0.1 The Button was introduced in the Seecret Friday Update 3.
Beta
1.5_01 The hitbox for the button was off. The space in front of the button had to be clicked for it to be pressed.
1.6.6 The hitbox error was fixed, with the side effect that you cannot punch through doors anymore.
1.9pre5 Fixed lag causing buttons to stick for longer than their intended time on servers.
Official release
1.4.2 12w34a Wooden buttons were added. They could be triggered by arrows as well as players.
12w34b A new crafting recipe was created for both stone and wooden buttons to avoid conflict with the sticks recipe.
Upcoming
1.8 14w04a Buttons are now able to be placed on the top and bottom of blocks.
Console Edition
TU1 Added buttons (the original stone ones).
TU9 Added wooden buttons. Unlike its original launch in the PC version, they could not be activated by shooting them with arrows.
Stone button now crafted using one block of stone instead of two.
TU14 Wooden buttons can now be triggered by arrows.

The pre-1.4.2 crafting recipe for the stone button is imaged below.

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Stone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Button

Stone

Stone

[edit] Issues

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[edit] Trivia

  • Since buttons have the same texture as the blocks they are produced from, buttons can be placed on those blocks to make 'camouflaged' switches. However, despite this, buttons are popped out from the block in which they are attached to, therefore making this only useful if the subjects are directly across.