How to Make a Floating Pressure Plate in Minecraft

Abhimannu Das
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Floating Pressure Plates can be quite handy in Minecraft or they can also be used for aesthetic purposes.
You will need building blocks, pressure plates of any kind, pistons and other resources to create these floating platforms.

You can create floating pressure plates in Minecraft using some creative building techniques and Redstone mechanisms. These plates can be useful in certain situations and you can also set them up for aesthetic purposes. If you're wondering how to make floating pressure plates in Minecraft 1.20, you need to get quite a few resources so be ready to spend some time mining.

What do you need to make floating Pressure Plates in Minecraft

Here’s what you need: 

  • Pressure Plates (wooden, stone, or any type you prefer)

  • Building blocks (to create the floating platform)

  • Redstone dust

  • Redstone torches

  • Pistons

  • Slime blocks (optional, for more advanced designs)

  • Observers (optional, for more advanced designs)

How to make floating Pressure Plates

Build the Floating Platform: Create the structure upon which you want your floating pressure plate to appear. This could be a bridge, platform, or any other structure you have in mind.

Place Pistons: Depending on your design, place pistons facing upwards beneath the location where you want the floating pressure plate. Make sure they're hidden within the structure.

Attach Redstone Torch(es): Place redstone torches next to the pistons. This will power the pistons and make them extend, creating the appearance of a floating platform.

Add Pressure Plate: On top of the extended pistons, place the pressure plate. When the pistons are powered, they will push the pressure plate upwards.

Connect Redstone: Connect the redstone torches to a redstone circuit that you can control. This can involve using redstone dust, redstone repeaters, and other components to create the desired activation mechanism. For example, you could use a lever, button, or pressure plate placed elsewhere to activate the floating pressure plate.

Test and Adjust: Test your design to ensure the pressure plate elevates when activated and lowers when deactivated. You might need to adjust the timing of your redstone circuit to achieve the desired effect.

Advanced Design (Using Slime Blocks and Observers):

For a more advanced and compact design, you can use slime blocks and observers to create a seamless floating pressure plate. Here's a basic outline of this approach:

  1. Build a platform one block above the ground.

  2. Place two pistons facing upwards on opposite sides of the pressure plate location.

  3. Attach slime blocks to the top of the pistons.

  4. Place observers facing the slime blocks.

  5. Connect the observers to redstone dust and create a circuit to power the pistons.

When the pressure plate is activated, the observers will detect the movement of the slime blocks and create a piston "chain" reaction, lifting the pressure plate.

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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.