String is used for the crafting recipes of many tools and utilities. When placed as a block, string is called tripwire.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Breaking[edit | edit source]
Tripwire can be mined instantly with any tool, dropping string.
Tripwire will also be removed and drop string as an item:
- if a full solid opaque block (but not a transparent block) beneath it 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
Tripwire will be destroyed without dropping string if lava flows into its space.
Cobwebs[edit | edit source]
- See also: Cobweb#Usage
Drops[edit | edit source]
Fishing[edit | edit source]
String can be obtained by fishing.
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Five pieces of tripwire generate naturally in every jungle temple.
String can be found in 54.0% of dungeon chests, in stacks of 1–4.
Usage[edit | edit source]
String can be used as a crafting ingredient and tripwire can be used as a redstone component.
Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]
Trading[edit | edit source]
Redstone component[edit | edit source]
- See also: Redstone circuit
Tripwire can be used to detect entities as part of a tripwire circuit.
- To place tripwire, use string while pointing at a surface facing the space the tripwire should occupy.
- When tripwire is placed on a full solid opaque block, it will lie flat "on the ground" (0.09375 or 3⁄32 blocks high). When placed above a transparent block (including air), tripwire will float "in the air" (0.21875 or 7⁄32 blocks high, but with a half-block-tall collision mask). Tripwire will connect to any adjacent tripwire or tripwire hooks facing the tripwire if they are also "in the air" or "on the ground", and can also be placed above or below other tripwire.
- In order to activate tripwire hooks, tripwire must be part of a "tripwire circuit": a straight line of blocks consisting of a block with a tripwire hook attached to it, a "tripwire line" (1 to 40 blocks of tripwire), and a second tripwire hook attached to another block. All tripwire hooks and tripwire must either have solid blocks beneath them (producing a tripwire circuit on the ground) or above transparent blocks (producing a tripwire circuit in the air).
- A tripwire activates if almost any entity (players, mobs, minecarts, boats, items, arrows, etc.) intersects its collision mask. The tripwire remains active until there are no entities intersecting its collision mask. Thrown potions, some arrows, thrown Ender pearls, and thrown eyes of ender will not activate tripwire.
- An active tripwire that is part of a valid tripwire circuit will cause the attached tripwire hooks to activate (producing redstone power). Active tripwires do not themselves produce redstone power.
- When tripwire is broken (including by breaking a block beneath ground tripwire) after being part of a valid tripwire circuit, it will activate the attached tripwire hooks for 5 redstone ticks (10 game ticks, or 0.5 seconds barring lag). It will not produce the signal if it is broken using shears.
- A tripwire does not need to be part of a valid tripwire circuit to activate, but without valid attached tripwire hooks the activation or deactivation can only update adjacent blocks (for example, activating a BUD circuit).
Data values[edit | edit source]
ID[edit | edit source]
String has the ID name
minecraft:string. Tripwire has the ID name
minecraft:tripwire and is further defined by its block data. Tripwire also has a block state which is expected to replace the functionality of block data in a future version.
|Block||ID Name||Numerical ID|
Block data[edit | edit source]
- See also: Data values
|0x1||Set if tripwire is activated (an entity is intersecting its collision mask).|
|0x2||Set if tripwire is suspended in the air (not above a solid block).|
|0x4||Set if tripwire is attached to a valid tripwire circuit.|
|0x8||Set if tripwire is disarmed.|
Block state[edit | edit source]
- See also: Block states
||True if the tripwire is connected to a valid tripwire circuit.|
||True if the tripwire is disarmed, that is, broken using shears.|
True if the tripwire connects in that direction.For example, if east, west and south are true the tripwire is connected to either tripwire or tripwire hooks in those directions.
||True if the tripwire is active.|
||True if the tripwire is "in the air".|
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|February 19, 2010||Added string, as a drop from spiders.|
|1.5||Introduced cobwebs, which drop string when broken with a sword.|
|1.7||Cobwebs now drop string when broken using shears.|
|1.8||Cobwebs now generate naturally, making them a viable method to obtain string.|
|1.3.1||12w22a||String can be placed on the ground as a tripwire. Tripwire was first revealed on Dinnerbone's Twitter. Dinnerbone released a video showing him experimenting with tripwire before its release.|
|12w23a||Tripwire is now activated by most entities (including arrows), and the max distance has been increased from 18 to 40 blocks.|
|1.7.2||13w37a||Block ID 132 (tripwire) was removed from the
|1.8||Tripwire is now translucent.|
|TU14||String can be placed on the ground as tripwire.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.11.0||build 1||String can now be used to make fishing rods.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
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