Redstone Dust

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Redstone Dust
Redstone Dust JE2 BE2.png
Inactive Redstone Wire (NESW) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (unconnected) JE2.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NS) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (EW) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NE) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (ES) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (SW) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NW) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NEW) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NES) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (ESW) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NSW) JE4.png
Active Redstone Wire (NESW) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (unconnected) JE2.pngActive Redstone Wire (NS) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (EW) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (NE) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (ES) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (SW) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (NW) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (NEW) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (NES) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (ESW) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (NSW) JE4.png
Inactive Redstone Wire (NESW) BE.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NESW) BE.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NS) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (EW) JE4.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NE) BE.pngInactive Redstone Wire (ES) BE.pngInactive Redstone Wire (SW) BE.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NW) BE.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NEW) BE.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NES) BE.pngInactive Redstone Wire (ESW) BE.pngInactive Redstone Wire (NSW) BE.png
Active Redstone Wire (NESW) BE.pngActive Redstone Wire (NESW) BE.pngActive Redstone Wire (NS) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (EW) JE4.pngActive Redstone Wire (NE) BE.pngActive Redstone Wire (ES) BE.pngActive Redstone Wire (SW) BE.pngActive Redstone Wire (NW) BE.pngActive Redstone Wire (NEW) BE.pngActive Redstone Wire (NES) BE.pngActive Redstone Wire (ESW) BE.pngActive Redstone Wire (NSW) BE.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Any tool

Blast resistance

0

Hardness

0

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Redstone Dust, also known as Redstone in Bedrock Edition[until BE 1.16.210] is a mineral that can transmit redstone power when placed as a block.

Obtaining[edit]

Mining[edit]

Redstone ore mined using an iron pickaxe or higher drops 4 or 5 redstone dust (or more with Fortune, averaging at 10 redstone dust with Fortune level 3). If mined with Silk Touch, the block drops itself instead of redstone dust.

Natural generation[edit]

15 lengths of redstone dust are naturally generated as part of the trap in each jungle pyramid. 5 lengths of redstone dust can be found in one type of jail cell room in a woodland mansion.

Breaking[edit]

Redstone dust can be broken instantly using any tool, or without a tool, and drops itself as an item.

Redstone dust is removed and drops as an item if:

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

Mob loot[edit]

Witches have a chance of dropping 0–2 redstone dust upon death. This is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0–5 redstone dust.

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Redstone Dust Dungeon Chest 1–4 26.6%
Mineshaft Chest 4–9 16.9%
Stronghold Storeroom chest 4–9 18.6%
Altar chest 4–9 12.1%
Village Temple chest 1–4 44.8%
Woodland mansion Chest 1–4 26.6%
Bedrock Edition
Redstone Dust Dungeon Chest 1–4 26.6%
Mineshaft Chest 4–9 16.9%
Stronghold Storeroom chest 4–9 15.2%
Altar chest 4–9 11.8%
Village Temple chest 1–4 44.8%
Woodland mansion Chest 1–4 26.6%

Crafting[edit]

Redstone dust can be crafted from blocks of redstone.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Redstone

9

Smelting[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Redstone Dust Redstone Ore +
Any fuel


0.7

Trading[edit]

In Java Edition, novice-level cleric villagers sell two redstone dust for one emerald.

Clerics may give redstone dust to players with the Hero of the Village effect.

In Bedrock Edition, novice-level cleric villagers sell four redstone dust for one emerald.

Usage[edit]

Redstone dust is used for brewing, crafting, and in redstone circuits by placing it on the ground to create redstone wire. It can also be used to make an elevator, or to power pistons and sticky pistons.

Brewing ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Mundane Potion Redstone Dust +
Water Bottle



Increased Duration Redstone Dust +
Potion of Fire Resistance or
Potion of Invisibility or
Potion of Night Vision or
Potion of Poison or
Potion of Regeneration or
Potion of Slowness or
Potion of Strength or
Potion of Swiftness or
Potion of Water Breathing or
Potion of Weakness or
Potion of Leaping or
Potion of Slow Falling



Potion of Fire ResistancePotion of InvisibilityPotion of Night VisionPotion of PoisonPotion of RegenerationPotion of SlownessPotion of StrengthPotion of SwiftnessPotion of Water BreathingPotion of WeaknessPotion of LeapingPotion of Slow Falling

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Block of Redstone Redstone Dust

Clock Gold Ingot +
Redstone Dust

Clock
Compass Iron Ingot +
Redstone Dust

Compass
Detector Rail Iron Ingot +
Stone Pressure Plate +
Redstone Dust
Dispenser Cobblestone +
Bow or
Damaged Bow +
Redstone Dust

Enchantments on the bow do not affect the resulting dispenser.
Dropper Cobblestone +
Redstone Dust

Note Block Any Planks +
Redstone Dust

Observer Cobblestone +
Redstone Dust +
Nether Quartz

Piston Any Planks +
Cobblestone +
Iron Ingot +
Redstone Dust

Powered Rail Gold Ingot +
Stick +
Redstone Dust
Redstone Lamp Redstone Dust +
Glowstone

Redstone Repeater Redstone Torch +
Redstone Dust +
Stone

Redstone Torch Redstone Dust +
Stick

Target Redstone Dust +
Hay Bale

Redstone component[edit]

When placed in the world, redstone dust becomes a block of "redstone wire", which can transmit redstone power.

Placement[edit]

Examples of redstone wire configuration. Top Left: Redstone wire connects diagonally vertically through non-opaque blocks. Top Right: Redstone wire does not connect diagonally vertically through opaque blocks. Center: Redstone wire gets darker as its power level drops, to a maximum of 15 blocks from a power source.

Redstone dust can be placed on opaque blocks as well as glowstone, upside-down slabs, glass, upside-down stairs, and hoppers. It can also be placed on some transparent blocks; see Opacity/Placement for more information. It cannot be placed suspended in midair, even with commands, which is not unintentional.[1]

Redstone wire configures itself to point toward adjacent redstone power components and transmission component connection points. Redstone wire also configures itself to point toward adjacent redstone wire one block higher or lower – unless there is a solid opaque block above the lower redstone wire.

If there is only one such adjacent redstone component, redstone wire configures itself into a line pointing both at the neighbor and away from it. If there are two or more such adjacent redstone components, redstone wire connects them in the form of a line, an "elbow", a "T", or a cross as needed. If there are no such adjacent redstone components, redstone wire configures itself into a plus sign, which can provide power in all four directions.

In Bedrock Edition, redstone wire automatically configures itself to point toward adjacent blocks or mechanism components. In Java Edition, it does not. If such a configuration is desired, the other neighbors of the redstone wire must be arranged to create it, i.e the redstone dust must be placed in a way that it would be pointed at the block’s location even if it were not there.

When redstone wire is reconfigured after placement, it does not update other redstone components around it of the change unless that reconfiguration also includes a change in power level or another component provides an update. This can create situations where a mechanism component remains activated when it shouldn't, or vice versa, until it receives an update from something else – a "feature" of redstone wire that can be used to make a block update detector.

Behavior[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, the signal can go down from glass blocks.
However, the signal can never go down from slabs.

Redstone wire can transmit power, which can be used to operate mechanism components (doors, pistons, redstone lamps, etc.). Redstone wire can be "powered" by a number of methods:

  • from an adjacent power component or a strongly-powered block
  • from the output of a redstone repeater or redstone comparator
  • from adjacent redstone wire. The powering dust can be a level higher or lower, but with restrictions:
    • Redstone dust can be powered by redstone dust that is one level lower, or on an opaque block one level higher. A transparent block cannot‌[Java Edition only] pass power downward.
    • The block "between" the two dust blocks must be air or transparent. A solid block there "cuts" the connection between the higher and lower dust.

The "power level" of redstone dust can vary from 0 to 15. Most power components power-up adjacent redstone dust to power level 15, but a few (daylight sensors, trapped chests, and weighted pressure plates) may create a lower power level. Redstone repeaters output power level 15 (when turned on), but redstone comparators may output a lower power level.

15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Redstone wire can transmit power up to 15 blocks.

Power level drops by 1 for every block of redstone wire it crosses. Thus, redstone wire can transmit power for no more than 15 blocks. To go further, the power level must be re-strengthened – typically with a redstone repeater.

Powered redstone wire on top of, or pointing at, an opaque block provides weak power to the block. A weakly-powered block cannot power other adjacent redstone wire, but can still power redstone repeaters and comparators, and activate adjacent mechanism components. Transparent blocks cannot be powered.

When redstone wire is unpowered, it appears dark red. When powered, it becomes bright red at power level 15, fading to darker shades with decreasing power. Powered redstone wire also produces "dust" particles of the same color.

Since Java Edition 1.16, while redstone wire always provides power to the directions it points into, it can still point into directions in which it cannot give power. If redstone wire comes in the from of a cross, the player can right-click to toggle it between a cross and dot. A redstone dot does not power anything adjacent to it, but powers the block under it.

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
BlocksBreaking the blockdig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksMining the blockhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksPlacing the blockuse.stone1.00.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Redstone DustNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Blockredstone_wireBlockblock.minecraft.redstone_wire
ItemredstoneItemitem.minecraft.redstone

Bedrock Edition:

Redstone DustNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Blockredstone_wire55Blocktile.redstone_wire.name
Itemredstone331Itemitem.redstone.name

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, redstone wire uses the following data values:

Bits Values
0x1
0x2
0x4
0x8
A four-bit field storing a value from 0 to 15 specifying the redstone dust's current redstone power level.

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
eastnonenone
side
up
The way redstone dust connects to the east, side can also mean down.
northnonenone
side
up
The way redstone dust connects to the north, side can also mean down.
power00
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
The redstone dust's current power level.
southnonenone
side
up
The way redstone dust connects to the south, side can also mean down.
westnonenone
side
up
The way redstone dust connects to the west, side can also mean down.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
redstone_signal00
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
The redstone dust's current power level.

List of block state combinations

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Dispense With This.pngDispense With ThisConstruct a Dispenser.20GBronze

Video[edit]

Note: These videos do not show all uses for redstone in crafting and all methods of obtaining. This video is also outdated, as of 1.13 Java Edition, redstone is now called Redstone Dust.

History[edit]

This section is missing information about when could it extend Slow Falling?.
Please expand the section to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk page.
May 21, 2009Notch shows interest in adding wire-type blocks.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Redstone Dust JE1 BE1.png Added redstone dust as an item.
Inactive Redstone Wire (NS) JE1.png Inactive Redstone Wire (EW) JE1.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NE) JE1.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ES) JE1.png Inactive Redstone Wire (SW) JE1.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NW) JE1.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NEW) JE1.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NES) JE1.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ESW) JE1.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NSW) JE1.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NESW) JE1.png
Active Redstone Wire (NS) JE1.png Active Redstone Wire (EW) JE1.png Active Redstone Wire (NE) JE1.png Active Redstone Wire (ES) JE1.png Active Redstone Wire (SW) JE1.png Active Redstone Wire (NW) JE1.png Active Redstone Wire (NEW) JE1.png Active Redstone Wire (NES) JE1.png Active Redstone Wire (ESW) JE1.png Active Redstone Wire (NSW) JE1.png Active Redstone Wire (NESW) JE1.png Added redstone dust as a placed block.
Redstone dust as a placed block has two power appearances; either completely on, or completely off.
Redstone dust is used to craft redstone torches.
At this time, redstone has not been given an official name.
v1.0.2_01Redstone dust now doesn't connect through solid blocks diagonally down.[needs testing]
The texture of redstone dust has been changed. Whether this is referring to the block or item is unknown.[needs testing]
Walking on redstone dust no longer breaks it.[needs testing]
Redstone dust now gives off particles.[needs testing]
v1.1.0Redstone is now used to craft compasses.
v1.2.0?Redstone is now used to craft clocks.
Java Edition Beta
1.0With the addition of inventory tooltips, the item form of redstone dust has been named "Redstone", and the usually unobtainable block form has been named "Redstone Dust".[is this the correct version?]
1.2Redstone is now used to craft dispensers and note blocks.
1.3Inactive Redstone Wire (NS) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (EW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NE) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ES) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (SW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NEW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NES) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ESW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NSW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NESW) JE2.png
Active Redstone Wire (NS) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (EW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NE) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (ES) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (SW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NEW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NES) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (ESW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NSW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NESW) JE2.png Redstone wire gets darker the farther away it is from a source of power, using a dedicated tint system. Previously, it was fully on until it reached its limit.
Its particles now appear gray due to not being tinted.
Redstone is now used to craft redstone repeaters.
1.5Inactive Redstone Wire (NS) JE3.png Inactive Redstone Wire (EW) JE3.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NE) JE3.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ES) JE3.png Inactive Redstone Wire (SW) JE3.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NW) JE3.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NEW) JE3.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NES) JE3.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ESW) JE3.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NSW) JE3.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NESW) JE3.png
Active Redstone Wire (NS) JE3.png Active Redstone Wire (EW) JE3.png Active Redstone Wire (NE) JE3.png Active Redstone Wire (ES) JE3.png Active Redstone Wire (SW) JE3.png Active Redstone Wire (NW) JE3.png Active Redstone Wire (NEW) JE3.png Active Redstone Wire (NES) JE3.png Active Redstone Wire (ESW) JE3.png Active Redstone Wire (NSW) JE3.png Active Redstone Wire (NESW) JE3.png Fully off redstone wire is no longer black.
Redstone dust can now be placed on snow.
Redstone is now used to craft powered rails and detector rails.
1.6.6Redstone dust now checks if the block below has a solid top face or glowstone, allowing it to be placed on it.
1.7Redstone dust now connects to a repeater without the dust being explicitly pointed at it.
Redstone can now be used to craft pistons.
1.8Pre-releaseRedstone can now be found in the new stronghold storeroom chests, and in the new mineshaft chests.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Redstone can now be brewed in a water bottle to create a mundane potion.
Redstone can now be found in the new stronghold altar chests.
Redstone now extends the potions of Fire Resistance, Slowness, Swiftness, Poison, Weakness and Strength.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Redstone now extends the new potion of Regeneration.
RC1Inactive Redstone Wire (unconnected) JE1.png
Active Redstone Wire (unconnected) JE1.png Redstone dust placement on one block has been changed from a "+" to a "•" shape.
?Redstone wire block particles are now correctly colored.
1.2.112w07aRedstone is now used to craft redstone lamps.
1.3.112w21aRedstone can now be bought from priest villagers, at 2–4 redstone for 1 emerald.
12w22aRedstone dust now generates in jungle temples.
12w25aRedstone dust can now be placed on top of upside-down slabs and stairs.
1.4.212w34aRedstone now extends the new potions of Night Vision and Invisibility.
12w38aWitches are have been added, which sometimes drop redstone when killed.
1.513w01aRedstone can now be used to craft blocks of redstone and droppers.
1.7.213w36aRedstone now extends the new potion of Water Breathing.
1.814w02aTrading has been changed: cleric villagers now sell 1–4 redstone for 1 emerald.
14w25aRedstone dust no longer changes to obsidian next to water when lava flows into it.
14w27aRedstone now extends the new potion of Leaping.
1.915w31aInactive Redstone Wire (unconnected) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NS) JE4.png Inactive Redstone Wire (EW) JE4.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NE) JE4.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ES) JE4.png Inactive Redstone Wire (SW) JE4.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NW) JE4.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NEW) JE4.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NES) JE4.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ESW) JE4.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NSW) JE4.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NESW) JE4.png
Active Redstone Wire (unconnected) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NS) JE4.png Active Redstone Wire (EW) JE4.png Active Redstone Wire (NE) JE4.png Active Redstone Wire (ES) JE4.png Active Redstone Wire (SW) JE4.png Active Redstone Wire (NW) JE4.png Active Redstone Wire (NEW) JE4.png Active Redstone Wire (NES) JE4.png Active Redstone Wire (ESW) JE4.png Active Redstone Wire (NSW) JE4.png Active Redstone Wire (NESW) JE4.png Some slight changes have been made to redstone wire's appearance - the dot now extends outwards with two more pixels, and the south-facing section of bends, T shapes and crosses now has one fewer pixel. It also appears straighter and more continuous in straight wire form.
Redstone can no longer be added to extended potions or tier-II potions.
15w44aThe average yield of redstone from dungeon chests has been cut by more than half.
The average yield of redstone in mineshaft chests has been increased.
15w46aThe hitbox of redstone now covers only part of the surface of the block below, based on the orientation of the redstone.
1.1116w39aRedstone can now be found in woodland mansions.
Redstone can now used to craft observers.
1.1317w47aThe item form of "Redstone" has been renamed to "Redstone Wire".
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 55, and the item's 331.
17w48a"Redstone" has been renamed to "Redstone Dust".
18w07aRedstone now extends the new potion of the Turtle Master.
1.1418w43aRedstone Dust JE2 BE2.png The texture of redstone dust has been changed.
19w12bRedstone dust can now be placed on glass, ice and sea lanterns.
1.1620w06aRedstone dust now has a bottom texture.
20w09aRedstone can now be used to craft targets.
20w18aRedstone dust placement on one block has been changed from a "•" back to a "+" shape.
Redstone dust's hitbox is now no longer strictly a cuboid, and more closely matches the shape of the wiring.[2]
Upwards going redstone dust now has a hitbox on the side of the block too, rather than only on the floor.[3]
Unconnected redstone dust now has all direction block states set to "side".
The direction block states of redstone dust are now properly set to "side" at the end of a redstone wire on both ends, rather than only the one with other redstone besides it.
Inactive Redstone Wire (N).png Inactive Redstone Wire (E).png Inactive Redstone Wire (S).png Inactive Redstone Wire (W).png
Active Redstone Wire (N).png Active Redstone Wire (E).png Active Redstone Wire (S).png Active Redstone Wire (W).png While not accessible in normal gameplay, redstone dust that points into one side, but not the opposite, now visually reaches halfway across the block.
20w19aRedstone dust now visually connects when going up soul sand, 8-layer snow stacks and the back side of upside-down stairs.
Particles are now generated across the length of the redstone wire rather than the center of the block.
20w21aRedstone dust placement on one block is now toggleable between a "+" and a "•" shape, by interacting with it.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1721w08aRedstone dust can now drop and be smelted from deepslate redstone ore.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.8.0build 2Redstone Dust JE1 BE1.png Added redstone as an item.
Redstone is now dropped when mined from redstone ore.
Redstone can be used to craft compasses, clocks and powered rails.
v0.11.0build 1Redstone is now used to craft redstone blocks.
v0.12.1build 1Redstone has been added to the creative inventory, but it still unplaceable either.
v0.13.0build 1Redstone can now be placed.
Redstone is now used to craft redstone lamps, note blocks, detector rails and redstone torches.
v0.14.0build 1Redstone is now used to craft dispensers and droppers.
v0.15.0build 1Redstone is now used to craft pistons and observers.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.0Cleric villagers now sell 1–4 redstone for an emerald.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Redstone can now be found in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
?Inactive Redstone Wire (NE) BE.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ES) BE.png Inactive Redstone Wire (SW) BE.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NW) BE.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NEW) BE.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NES) BE.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ESW) BE.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NSW) BE.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NESW) BE.png
Active Redstone Wire (NE) BE.png Active Redstone Wire (ES) BE.png Active Redstone Wire (SW) BE.png Active Redstone Wire (NW) BE.png Active Redstone Wire (NEW) BE.png Active Redstone Wire (NES) BE.png Active Redstone Wire (ESW) BE.png Active Redstone Wire (NSW) BE.png Active Redstone Wire (NESW) BE.png
Placed redstone now assumes its current appearance with a more solid center. Its linear state appearences are unknown.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Redstone Dust JE2 BE2.png The texture of redstone has been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Redstone can now be found in desert village temple chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Cleric villagers now sell 4 redstone as part of their first tier trade.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.210beta 1.16.210.57"Redstone" has been renamed to "Redstone Dust".
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Redstone Dust JE1 BE1.png Added redstone.
TU3Redstone now connects to a repeater without the dust being explicitly pointed at it.
1.90 Redstone Dust JE2 BE2.png The texture of redstone has been changed.
1.95 Redstone can now be placed on glass.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Redstone Dust JE1 BE1.png Added redstone dust.

Redstone wire "item"[edit]

This section is missing information about
  • Pick Block functionality.
Please expand the section to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk page.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Off Redstone Wire Cross (texture) JE1.png Redstone wire has an extra, unobtainable item form corresponding to its block ID, which uses the inactive cross texture. It can be obtained via inventory editors with numeric item ID 55.
Java Edition Beta
?The item is now called "Redstone Dust", contrasting with the normally obtainable item which is simply called "Redstone".
1.3Redstone Wire Cross (texture) JE2 BE1.png Due to changes in redstone wire rendering to use tints, redstone wire appears as a gray/white cross in the inventory.
1.6Test Build 3Redstone wire items can be obtained from the newly added debug chests, mainly from the 24th slot of the 2nd chest from the left, and the 8th slot of the 6th chest from the left.
releaseDebug chests no longer spawn, preventing redstone wire items from being obtained this way.
Java Edition
1.3.112w16aRedstone wire items can now be obtained in singleplayer worlds via the /give command using the respective numeric ID.
1.7.213w37aThe direct item form of redstone wire has been removed from the game. It can no longer exist as an item in any way, only as a placed block.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.7.0Redstone wire can exist as an item.
Unknown
?The item's name is Redstone Dust.
?Redstone Wire (inventory) BE.png Redstone wire looks like this in the inventory.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Redstone", "Redstone dust", or "Redstone wire" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Five updates for Windows 10 released from 2016 to 2018 were codenamed "Redstone", referencing Minecraft.[4]
  • The block has 1,296 possible block state combinations, the highest of all blocks as of 1.15.2, beating fire's 512 and note block's 800.

Notes[edit]


References[edit]