Redstone in Minecraft– How to get it and what to craft with it?

Do you know what Redstone in Minecraft is? If you don’t know it, then you don’t know one of the most important elements in all of Minecraft. We are going to explain to you not only what this material is and what can be done with it, but also why it is so special for every player who wants to experiment with circuits and mechanisms in the game. We are going to tell you everything about Redstone and Redstone Dust in this guide.


What is it and how to find the Redstone in Minecraft

Redstone is a reddish material that is used to make mechanisms and potions especially. Here we are not going to delve into the latter, but we are going to explain both how to find it and what things can be made with an element derived from its block. And, generally, what you will find are blocks of Redstone ore that you will have to put through the oven to get the Redstone Dust. The latter is the real key, the one most used to make all kinds of special objects.

There are many ways to obtain this material, and below we will explain the best ones. But not before also pointing out that, if you place Redstone on the ground, you will automatically be able to craft Redstone circuits that take advantage of the unique character of this element. It acts as a conductor that can transport the thermal load of a fire, or the electricity of a switch to do anything you can think of. It’s a ticking time bomb for the most creative.

How to get Redstone Dust or Red Stone

There are different ways to get Redstone Dust or Redstone Dust by playing Minecraft. The most comfortable and simple is exploring mines, caves, and underground. By doing that, you’ll find Redstone Ore that you can only chop with an Iron, Gold, or Diamond Pickaxe. Using this tool you will obtain the Redstone Ore, which you will then have to take to the smelting furnace to get the Redstone Dust :

  • Redstone Dust – 1x Redstone Ore + Any Fuel

It’s a good way, but not the only way. You can also get more of this dust by exploring chests found in certain locations. If you’re hunting for chests, check out the ones found in Villages, Forest Mansions, Dungeons, Abandoned Mines, and Strongholds. There you can also come across Redstone Dust in large quantities.

What to make with Redstone Dust in Minecraft

The key when making creations is not the Redstone itself, but the dust that comes off its blocks. If you squeeze them to get this material, you will have with you an element that will be essential for the creation of automated mechanisms of all kinds. We are going to explain what you can make with Redstone Dust below.

At the Foundry

There is nothing you can do with the Redstone Dust in the Smelting Furnace. However, it can be achieved through this oven. Above we have explained how to do it, in the section on how to get the Redstone Dust or Red Stone. Have you overlooked it? Well then don’t wait any longer, go up and come back when you have learned how to get it.

At the Work Table

Redstone Dust in Minecraft can be used to create circuits, as it can act as a conductor when placed on some blocks. That’s the key to its potential, although you can also create other objects if you combine them on the Crafting Table. These are the main creations that you can carry out with it:

  • Redstone Block – 9x Redstone Dust
  • Clock – 4x Gold Ingot + 1x Redstone Dust
  • Compass – 4x Iron Ingot + 1x Redstone Dust
  • Sensor Rail – 6x Iron Ingot + 1x Redstone Dust + 1x Stone Plate
  • Dispenser – 7x Rock Block + 1x Bow + 1x Redstone Dust
  • Hopper – 7x Rock Block + 1x Redstone Dust
  • Music Block – 8x Wood Block + 1x Redstone Dust
  • Piston – 3x Wood Block + 4x Rock Block + 1x Iron Ingot + 1x Redstone Dust

Uses of redstone in Minecraft

In Minecraft, Redstone is mainly used by players to craft items that require energy. On the other hand, it is necessary to craft, for example, a compass, a redstone torch, or even a watch. Indeed, Redstone is used to summon zombies and build some structure improvements.