Minecraft is an easy game to play. The crafting process is quite intuitive, especially because you can go back and review all the recipes you have made. Redstone contraptions are the only form of craft that isn’t reserved for the most intelligent players.
Redstone in Minecraft is not difficult to understand. A few simple farms can be enough to introduce the basics to a player. Redstone is worth exploring because of the ease with which things can be automated. You will spend more time building and exploring than tending to crops. These redstone contraptions are so useful, I won’t even bother to mention them.
Redstone’s main purpose is to save time and reduce effort. These builds can be used to aid players on solo adventures or on survival multiplayer servers.
20 Bubble Elevator
Bubble elevators have been in existence since Minecraft’s 1.13 update. They are great constructions for players who have tall builds and need to move quickly. They are a great space-saving option for minecart tracks.
These bubble elevators are now available in redstone, which makes them more automatic. TBOGGs has one design that is great for Bedrock Edition players. Shulkercraft also has a Java Edition friendly design.
19 Kelp Farm
You might be wondering what the purpose of farming kelp is. The answer is fuel. Kelp is an extremely useful resource in Minecraft. It has been a great alternative to coal and coal blocks since 1.13. It’s easy to grow and renewable, thanks to an automatic farm.
This kelp farm is just one example of what players can create. Sirius Bluu designed the design and it still works in the 1.17 Java edition. JC Playz offers a simpler zero-tick design for Bedrock players. It’s compact and easy to store if space is a concern.
18 Xray Machine
Xray is a controversial feature in Minecraft. Anyone playing on a multiplayer survival server should not be using it to cheat. This trick is simple enough to make an Xray machine with your friends.
There are many designs out there, but the best are from Shulkercraft and docm77. These machines are essentially the same. The player is pushed by a piston within a composter that allows them to see through ground.
17 Armor Wardrobe
It’s so tedious to equip armor in Minecraft. Although it may only take a few minutes, efficiency and saving time are key to endgame Minecraft gameplay. Many builders have found ways to create an armor wardrobe that automatically equips the player with gear when they enter it.
This design often involves several dispensers, which can make it more expensive to make. Cubfan135, who created a notable one, has almost a decade of experience with it. Players can add repeaters to make it last longer. Shulkercraft created a more modern design.
16 Micro-Crop Farm
Sometimes bigger is not always better. This is certainly true for many things that players can do in Minecraft. Crop farms don’t have to be huge to produce a lot of produce or work well. A micro-crop farm is enough for most players to survive a solo survival adventure.
These microfarms that employ observers have one problem: they rely on players having plenty of bonemeal. It’s a good idea if the player has a Soul Sand valley as their Nether spawn, which allows them to mine a lot of bone blocks. T2 Studio’s tutorial on this concept shows off a great design.
15 Vending Machine
While it is not necessary for survival, it might be worth building a vending machine on a server that allows players to open stores or other businesses. It is a standalone shop that automatically dispenses the desired item.
There are many designs available, from complex ones that require the player to write down a number on a piece paper to simpler ones asking the player to simply rotate an arrow. Check out this video by CR3WProductionz to see the vending machine pictured above. For a simple tutorial, visit Twiistz video.
14 Trash Bin
Storage is important for a smooth survival experience. However, if the chests get larger and bigger it’s usually a sign to toss something. It’s easy to find a puddle in lava and dump everything in your inventory. But there are more efficient ways.
Many of the more advanced redstone trash cans involve placing the items in a chest, which acts as the bin. From there, the items move through hoppers into a dispenser and finally into a safe block underground or behind a block of lava. These designs are safe and won’t cause damage to a player or half of a house. This is the Adult Only Minecraft design. It’s very simple and elegant.
13 Elytra Launcher
Once the highly sought-after Elytra is in your possession, you can fly at high speed around the world. Although it’s the best way to move in the game and the most reliable, the firework launching option can be dangerous.
Many players have created designs for launchers that use TNT or other game mechanics to propel them forward. Fox Team’s launcher uses boats as its primary launch tool, which is extremely safe and guaranteed to work.
12 Bedtime Alarm
Every Minecrafter has seen this moment at least once in their career. They stood in front their bed, the sun setting behind them, and spammed until their character jumped into their bed. An alarm can be used to indicate the time of day, so you don’t have to spend as much time spamming your bed interaction.
Although it may seem like an insignificant device, it will allow players to save a few extra minutes around sunset to complete their final routines at their base. Mumbo Jumbo shows you how to make this basic bedtime alarm and even demonstrates how to make it.
11 XP Bank
Players finally have a way to farm XP with bamboo. It doesn’t require fighting mobs or creating complicated mob grinders. This XP bank is easy to set up with bamboo and cacti.
Although it takes some time to build, this contraption will last a long time. It’s actually self-sufficient due to the observer blocks that will tell the pistons when to harvest the bamboo and cacti. These are then melted in the ovens and stored in chests. These ovens store the XP and there is no maximum limit. This means that everything that passes through an oven remains there until it is taken out. This tutorial by Avomance will show you how to make sure you never have to worry about farming XP again.
10 Wheat Farm
Because it is used to breed passive mobs such as cows and sheep, wheat is one of Minecraft’s most important crops. This provides resources like leather and wool. A fully functional enchantment system requires leather.
This is why an automatic wheat farm is a great way to learn redstone. These farms are simple to design, so they haven’t changed much over the years. This design by Danny Ashworth is recommended to get players started.
9 Micro Animal Farms
It is best to have at most one farm in order to ensure a steady supply of food. If the player is interested in building a lot of things with wool, then cows and chickens are good choices. Other than that, cows are the most valuable source of leather.
In recent years, these compact micro-farms have become a popular trend in Minecraft. They are extremely easy to construct, but they can cause problems for low-end PCs. These farms can cram as many mobs as possible into one square, and then automatically kill any extra. This is a great design by Wattles.
8 Zero Loss Sugarcane Farm
Sugar cane is an important crop. Sugar cane is extremely valuable and very useful in the early stages of the game, as it is used to make maps, enchanted and eventually bookshelves.
It’s possible to create a simple sugarcane farm using observer blocks. When the crop reaches a certain size, pistons will cut it. A stream of water or a minecart beneath will transport the crop to a hopper, and eventually to a chest. Vidargavia’s design is the best.
7 Melon and Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkins and melons are not a necessity. However, they can be a great source of food in certain situations. You can also make melons into beautiful melons that can be used in a few potions.
There are many ways to build these farms. However, most melon and pumpkin farms use either observers if fully automated or pistons that are activated by pressing a button after all the crops are grown. Fed X Gaming is one of the most basic and elegant designs.
6 Blaze Farm
Blazes are essential for Minecraft’s survival mode. To access the End, the player must have enough Blaze Rods to craft Eyes of the Ender as well as a Stronghold with a Portal. Blaze Rods provide Blaze Powder which is used to fuel the brewing stand. Although it is risky and difficult to set up a Blaze farm, it is highly recommended.
After you have entered a Nether Forttress and found a Blaze Spawning Block, your farm must be built around that spawning block. Mumbo Jumbo is a compact and attractive design that will suit most players’ needs. A Generikb version that is not redstone-compatible for survivalists is a great way of starting off, even if the task seems too difficult.
5 Redstone Piston Door
Who wouldn’t love a cool entrance into their Minecraft base? There is nothing better than moving from the standard Minecraft doors to a piston door. This opens automatically when the player touches pressure plates. It’s simple, yet extremely useful, and it’s easy to build.
Because of the sticky pistons that require slime balls, piston doors can be quite expensive to construct. They are redstone-wise very easy to build and can be used to conceal the entrance to a base on servers where survival is critical. BlenDigi has a great idea for a simple door.
4 Water-Removing Robots
The underwater world in Minecraft has been a popular feature since 1.13, and before that the introduction Ocean Monuments. Redstone is very useful for draining large bodies of water, whether players are interested building underwater or draining entire Ocean Monuments for a Guardian Farm.
Although these redstone water-draining robotics are difficult to build, they can be very useful when used for large underwater projects. They can be expensive and require expensive resources such as slime and observer blocks. However, depending on the design, not many are required. RichyPlays’ machine is especially user-friendly.
3 Storage Sorting Systems
It’s easy for Minecraft to spend hours sorting items into the right boxes. It is possible to spend hours cleaning out storage rooms in order to make them easy to find. An automatic storage system is so useful because players can save so much time by simply dumping their items in one chest.
The items can be sorted through hoppers and placed in their respective chests. K1 Inc’s storage system is still one of the most popular and relevant. It can be expanded easily for more storage.
2 Tree Farm
Chopping wood is one of the most common activities in Minecraft. Wood is a constant necessity in Minecraft, no matter how advanced players get. It must be harvested and regrown using saplings. It can become tedious, but there is a way around it.
It is possible to create a fully automated tree farm that doesn’t require any attention. NimsTV responded to the pleas of Minecrafters by creating a fantastic design that allows you to do just that. Although the redstone is quite advanced, it’s well worth the effort.
1 Super Smelter
Smelting and cooking are two other activities that many Minecraft players spend too much time on. Furnaces take a certain time to prepare any item inside. It might feel like the players have no control at all, except for super smelters.
These builds require a lot more iron than usual, but that’s not an issue. This is a useful contraption that should be in every survival world. The super smelter can be described as an oven that is extremely fast and can prepare items much quicker. This tutorial and design by Firerage is one of the most straightforward, while using minimal resources.