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How to Make Wireless Redstone

How to Make Wireless Redstone
Written by ga_dahmani
How to Make Wireless Redstone

Minecraft’s wild update 1.19 brought a ton of interesting new content to the game, including brand new biomes and some new mobs, but perhaps one of the most interesting additions is on the technical side. After too long, players can finally do completely wireless redstone no need to rely on sunlight detectors or dark exploits.

sculk sensors are new blocks in the game that can be found in deep dark caves within ancient cities. They’re not the easiest blocks to get and they can’t be crafted, but considering how incredibly powerful they are, this may be the best. These new blocks can be quite complicated to work with, but with experience, players can use them to build extremely cool and complex systems.

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How do Sculk sensors work?

Sculk sensors emit two second redstone signals every time they detect a vibration within a nine-block radius of them. The strength of this signal is proportional to how close the vibration is, but players can simply use repeaters to extend the signal if needed. Vibrations include all of the following, but are not limited to:

  • blocks are placed
  • blocks being destroyed
  • Loud noises, such as pistons, footsteps, buttons, etc.
  • Items falling directly onto the sensor
  • Armor equipped or placed on an armor stand
  • Doors or chests that open
  • peat noises
  • eating and drinking

This means that sculk sensors can be a bit tricky: can be activated unintentionally by vibrations that the players do not intend to create, though thankfully this can be controlled using blocks of wool. The wool blocks act as sound absorbers., so whenever a block of wool is between a sculk sensor and the vibration point, no redstone signal will be emitted. This means that if players want to avoid having a system that could accidentally activate, they can cleverly place wool on either side of the sensor, except in the direction they want the vibrations to come from. Similarly, footsteps on blocks of wool are silenced and will not trigger sculk sensors, even if the player walks directly in front of them.

A good way to make wireless redstone easy is with the use of dropper. When an eyedropper is activated, it makes a single ticking noise that is enough to trigger a sculk sensor. Even if the dropper is empty, that sound will still cause a signal to be sent. This allows players to easily send a wireless signal up to nine blocks, even through other blocks (as long as they are not wool).

Players can also use this to create secret doors very easily. Things like chests can be used to trigger sneak sensors through walls or floors, even if the chest isn’t trapped. If a room has a wool floor, players can cleverly hide sculk sensors in the ceilingthat are only activated by standing in a very particular place and making some kind of noise, such as drinking a bottle of water or equipping armor.

Where to find Sculk Sensors

There are two ways to get sculk sensors, but both require an ancient city to be found first. The Ancient Cities are the home of the Guardianand can only found below Y: -51 in Deep Dark biomes. These cities are full of Sculk sensors. Players mustempty making sound around him, as doing so can summon the Guardian. However, these naturally generated sculk sensors can only be obtained if players have a Silk Touch enchantment on your tool (Any tool can be used, but my hoes the fastest).

If the players don’t have Silk TouchThey should avoid destroying sculk’s sensors in an Ancient City, leaving them for when do have a silken touch Until then, players will have to rely on getting sculk sensors from chests. Any chest in an ancient city has a 23.2% chance of having between 1 and 3 sensors inside., and with the sheer number of chests spawning in these towns, players should have no problem finding at least a few sensors to take home. They just have to be careful not to lose them to the Guardian.

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