Building with redstone is an advanced concept in Minecraft. After mining redstone underground, the dust can be used to create wires that carry power. This enables players to build a wide range of machines and powered structures, from gates and trap doors to elevators and pressure plates.
Building and designing machines requires a solid understanding of how the circuitry works within Minecraft.
It’s a bit much to try to explain how to do this in a single blog post. I think it will be far more effective for you and your child to watch a tutorial where you can see a player building with redstone. Here is the first video from an in depth series:
In addition to using tutorials, an app called iRedstone can help you improve your knowledge. It also gives players recipes for creating a wide variety of projects.
Are you still wondering if it’s really possible to learn engineering concepts in this game? Have a look at this project:
Do you have any additional ideas or suggestions to share? Tell me in the comments section!
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