How to Farm Redstone in Minecraft


How to Farm Redstone in Minecraft

Abhimannu Das
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Redstone is one of the core elements in all of Minecraft and players can use it to build dozens of different things.
You need to have at least an iron pickaxe to mine Redstone in Minecraft.
Redstone can be used for traps, lighting, automatic farms, and more.

Redstone is one of the core elements in all of Minecraft. Players can obtain the element by acquiring it as mob loot or dungeon loot. Redstone occurs across certain biomes in lower levels of the terrain. You are more likely to see Redstone ore in caverns in cube-shaped veins. To mine Redstone dust from a block of Redstone ore, you must wield a pickaxe of iron or higher-quality material. Here is everything you need to know about farming Redstone in Minecraft.

Everything you need to know about Redstone in Minecraft

You should have at least an iron pickaxe to mine Redstone. If you don’t have one yet, in the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make an iron pickaxe, place 3 iron ingots and 2 sticks in the 3x3 crafting grid and your iron pickaxe will be good to go for mining Redstone ore.

After you mine enough Redstone ore, it has multiple uses and applications. You can use Redstone in nearly limitless ways, but some of the most common uses are as follows: 

  • Traps 

  • Lighting 

  • Crafting 

  • Automatic farms 

  • Automatic doors 

  • Defending your home 

  • Moving and storing items

While Redstone is a block and item in the game, the term can refer to all items that can interact with or be controlled by Redstone. Some items in the Redstone family may not be immediately obvious, such as the following: 

  • Observer blocks 

  • Hoppers 

  • Pistons 

  • Doors 

  • Pressure plates 

  • and more 

Redstone unlocks nearly limitless capabilities in Minecraft. While we can't teach you everything there is to know about Redstone, the Redstone community has learnt to utilize it for a variety of craftable items. You can even make a TNT cannon if you really want to, so feel free to explore all of the possibilities that Redstone has to offer.

Redstone offers endless possibilities and you are limited only by the game’s limitation of 319 blocks so can really go wild with your creations. Minecraft has come a long way since its release and if you want to check out how it is being used to teach kids the importance of online safety, check out our coverage here.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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