Minecraft Redstone For Dummies, Portable Edition

Book description

The indispensable primer for achieving redstone greatness

Minecraft Redstone For Dummies is the complete guide to finding, using, and maximizing the power of redstone in the Minecraft world. This key element is essential for crafting and brewing, and can be placed on the ground as redstone dust - a flat, transparent block that can transmit redstone power, the major component of most redstone circuits. Written by a recognized Minecraft expert, this useful guide walks you through mining, smelting, and other methods of obtaining redstone, and teaches you how to make the most of your redstone stores. Craft a compass, piston, lamp, or torch, brew a potion that reverts to Level 1, or turn it to dust to help find nearby power components. Whether you're in Creative or Survival mode, redstone mastery is crucial for successful gameplay.

Minecraft is a worldwide phenomenon, boasting over 100 million players from around the world. While gameplay varies according to player preference, redstone remains a central element that allows players to build, brew and create as they advance through the biomes. Minecraft Redstone For Dummies teaches you everything you need to know about redstone, including how to get it and how best to use it.

  • Learn which methods result in more redstone per attempt

  • Discover how redstone is used in crafting and brewing

  • Use redstone dust to build circuits and power mechanical components

  • Understand redstone power, including source, levels, and configuration

  • Don't be content to acquire what you stumble across. Redstone's versatility makes it an indispensable resource in the Minecraft world, and knowing where to find it and how to use it efficiently can make all the difference in your gameplay. If you're ready to level up, Minecraft Redstone For Dummies will make you a redstone guru in no time.

    Table of contents

      1. Introduction
        1. About This Book
        2. Foolish Assumptions
        3. Icons Used in This Book
        4. Where to Go from Here
      2. Chapter 1: Introducing Redstone
        1. Exploring Redstone Basics
        2. Understanding How Redstone Works
        3. Discovering the Applications of Redstone
      3. Chapter 2: Getting Started with Redstone Programming
        1. Gathering Redstone Dust
        2. Laying Out Redstone Dust
          1. Carrying a charge
          2. Measuring redstone strength
          3. Connecting machines
        3. Crafting and Implementing Redstone Items
          1. Redstone torches
          2. Redstone repeaters
          3. Redstone comparators
          4. Redstone blocks
        4. Powering Blocks
          1. Understanding which blocks can be powered
          2. Making a block powered
          3. Applying powered blocks
          4. Preventing blocks from being powered
      4. Chapter 3: Using Redstone to Power Mechanisms
        1. Using Mechanisms to Activate Redstone Devices
        2. Powering Machines with Redstone
        3. Using Minecart Mechanisms
          1. Minecarts
          2. Rails
        4. Connecting Mechanisms
          1. Assembling simple creations
          2. Connecting machines with redstone
      5. Chapter 4: Understanding the Laws of Redstone
        1. Exploring the Laws of Redstone
          1. The laws of power production
          2. The laws of power reception
        2. Designing Space-Efficient Redstone Machines
        3. Building Some Essential Redstone Devices
          1. Producing sensors
          2. Building automatic minecart machines
      6. Chapter 5: Designing Logic Gates, Loops, and Other Devices
        1. Designing Basic Logic Gates
          1. The NOT gate
          2. The OR gate
          3. The AND gate
          4. The XOR gate
        2. Examining Loops
          1. Constructing a loop
          2. Implementing loops
        3. Manipulating Redstone Strength
        4. Constructing Various Useful Redstone Devices
          1. Implementing memory
          2. Designing a block update detector
          3. Building redstone vertically
      7. Chapter 6: Using Physical Machines in Redstone Devices
        1. Moving and Sorting Items between Containers
          1. Implementing and connecting hoppers
          2. Using hoppers to distribute items
          3. Building item-based circuits
        2. Pushing Blocks Around with Piston Machines
          1. Hooking pistons together
          2. Pushing powerful blocks
          3. Sticking blocks together with slime blocks
        3. Managing Entities with Redstone Circuits
          1. Moving entities around
          2. Using entities as input in redstone circuits
        4. Building Circuits and Machines with Minecart Tracks
        5. Understanding Other Applications of Physical Machines
          1. Building an automatic farm
          2. Programming fancy doors and locks
          3. Bouncing entities with slime blocks
      8. Chapter 7: Introducing the Command Block
        1. Obtaining a Command Block
        2. Programming and Activating a Command Block
        3. Applying Different Commands
          1. Basic commands
          2. Advanced commands
        4. Autocompleting Commands on the Chat Menu
        5. Implementing Special Arguments in Commands
          1. Examining relative positions
          2. Applying selectors
        6. Managing a Scoreboard
          1. Creating scoreboard objectives
          2. Acquainting players with the scoreboard
          3. Creating teams with the scoreboard
      9. Chapter 8: Using Data Tags to Customize Objects
        1. Understanding the Syntax of Data Tags
        2. Introducing Data Tags Belonging to Entities
          1. Integrating attributes and modifiers in entities
          2. Summoning customized villagers
          3. Throwing blocks around with the FallingSand entity
          4. Equipping and posing armor stands
        3. Implementing Data Tags in Items
          1. Modifying attributes through items
          2. Implementing the display tag
          3. Creating custom fireworks
        4. Containing Data Tags in Blocks
        5. Fixing Bugs in Commands and Their Data Tags
          1. Trying out some general debugging methods
          2. Identifying specific error messages
      10. Chapter 9: Combining Commands
        1. Discovering the Applications of Combined Commands
          1. Exploring interesting command-block combinations
          2. Connecting command blocks and comparators
          3. Using the scoreboard to combine commands
        2. Applying Commands to Redstone Machines
          1. Creating impossible machines with command circuits
          2. Setting command blocks on loops
        3. Using Generalized Variables to Create Commands Efficiently
          1. Using one command block in place of many
          2. Mastering relative coordinates
          3. Using command block minecarts
      11. Chapter 10: Building a Custom World with Redstone
        1. Introducing Custom Worlds
        2. Customizing a Map for Other Players
          1. Setting up the map
          2. Controlling the adventure with redstone
        3. Using Redstone to Produce Coordinated Events
          1. Performing tasks determined by active player input
          2. Triggering events with passive player input
        4. Constructing Challenges
          1. Planning out and assembling a minigame
          2. Constructing an adventure
      12. Chapter 11: Ten Redstone Tricks for Survival Mode
        1. Self-Harvesting Farms
        2. Adjustable Implements
        3. Dungeon Farms
        4. Fast Transportation
        5. Defense Mechanisms
        6. Mechanical Lights, Walls, Bridges, and Other Elements
        7. Elevators
        8. Handy Dispensers
        9. Automatic Notifications
        10. Redstone in Battle
      13. About the Author
      14. More Dummies Products

    Product information

    • Title: Minecraft Redstone For Dummies, Portable Edition
    • Author(s): Jacob Cordeiro
    • Release date: October 2014
    • Publisher(s): For Dummies
    • ISBN: 9781118968307