Redstone dust, or red dust, is a valuable resource in the game, without which it would be impossible to create various mechanisms, some potions and many useful items that have red dust in their crafting recipes (see below).
Redstone dust itself is not a rare resource. It is easily extracted from redstone ore, which is often found underground. But in the capable hands of a player who knows how to use it, it turns into a real treasure that can open up new opportunities in the game.
- Synonyms: Red stone Dust / Redstone
- Minecraft versions: 11 / 10.5.1 / 1.22 / 1.21 / 1.20 / 1.19.1 / 1.19
- COMMAND: redstone
Modify date: 11/01/2022
Questions about redstone dust
Here you will find detailed answers to frequently asked questions about redstone dust.
The main and most common method of obtaining redstone dust is mining with a pickaxe from ore blocks that contain red dust.
It should be remembered that a stone or wooden pickaxe will not be able to extract redstone dust, the block will be destroyed without a drop. When a block of red ore is destroyed with an iron pickaxe (or higher), 4-5 pieces of red dust will fall out. If the pickaxe is enchanted for "Luck", then the amount of redstone dust produced will increase. If you mine a block of red ore with a pickaxe enchanted with a "Silk Touch", the block itself will fall out.
Redstone dust can be found in the chests of a Forest Mansion, in the trolleys of abandoned mines, in treasuries and fortresses. It is also found in the form of a wire in an ancient city.
In the form of a drop, redstone dust falls out after killing a witch in the amount of 0-6 units. The "Loot" enchantment on the instrument will increase the amount of drop.
Red dust can be bought from a villager cleric for 1 emerald.
9 units of redstone dust can be obtained from a block of red stone, which can be found in the secret room of the Ancient City. By the way, storing redstone dust in the form of a block of red stone is an excellent solution, since in this form it takes up much less space.
This is the main use of red dust in Minecraft. To create wires, you need to place red dust on the surface of a complete opaque block. A glowing stone will not conduct a signal, so it is often used as a block-plug.
Wires made of redstone dust are capable of conducting a signal for no more than 15 blocks. When transmitting by wire, the signal strength will drop by one with each block, and so on to zero. The brightness of the wire will also decrease. But if you use repeaters, then this limitation can be circumvented. Each repeater again increases the signal conductivity by 15 blocks, even if it itself received a signal with a strength of only 1 unit.
A wire made of redstone dust can be placed on a vertical surface, thereby lifting "steps" with the help of touching blocks to the desired height.
For the first time, redstone dust appeared in the Alpha version and was called "Red Ore Dust". In the Beta version, it could be installed on snow and on a lightstone.
With the release of the Official version, red dust has received additional properties. For example, in version 1.1 it became possible to open and close gates with its help, and in version 1.3.1 it became a renewable resource, since it became possible to buy it from villagers.
In version 1.4.2, it became a drop of witches introduced into the game, and in version 1.5, it became part of the crafting recipe for the red stone block and the ejector.
An important change has been made in version 1.16: if you right-click on the red dust isolated on the block, it will change its shape from a cross to a dot. Moreover, it does not transmit a signal in the form of a dot, but transmits it in the form of a cross. If the red dust wire is no longer insulated (connected to something), then it is no longer possible to switch the shape.
- When extracting red dust from the ore, a certain amount of experience points drops out.
- Red particles emanate from the activated red wire.
- The red wire can be washed away by water.
- The red ore glows when you right-click on it, but the signal does not appear. When you press it with charcoal in your hand, it glows longer.
How to craft redstone dust
There are 9 recipes how to craft redstone dust in Minecraft. Below you can see a description of all the recipes: pictures with ingredients and step-by-step instructions on how to make redstone dust in Minecraft.
Where to find redstone dust
There is only one place to find redstone dust in Minecraft. Below you can find a detailed description of this place where you can get redstone dust in the game Minecraft.
What to craft with redstone dust
There are 68 recipes that use redstone dust in crafting in Minecraft. Below you can see a description of all the recipes: pictures with ingredients and step-by-step instructions on how to use redstone dust in Minecraft.
What can be done with redstone dust in mods
There are several recipes that use redstone dust in Minecraft mods. Below you can see the description of all recipes: pictures with ingredients and step by step instructions on how to use redstone dust in Minecraft game mods.
Where to buy redstone dust
There is only one villager who sells redstone dust in Minecraft. Below you can find a detailed description of this villager from which you can buy redstone dust in Minecraft.
Screenshots of redstone dust
There are 4 screenshots on the site, which has redstone dust in Minecraft. Below you can see these screenshots to get a better idea of what redstone dust looks like in Minecraft.
Command to get redstone dust
There is a command that allows you to get redstone dust in Minecraft. Below you can see a detailed description of this command to learn how to create redstone dust in Minecraft.
Redstone Dust can be got using a command in creative mode. This requires:
- open chat (press "T")
- write command
/give @p minecraft:redstone
- press "ENTER"
You can also specify the number and who redstone dust will be given:
/give @p minecraft:redstone 10
/give MinecraftMax minecraft:redstone