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MinecraftEDU Redstone Engineering Challenge

This is a 3 part (50 minutes per class) unit we're using in May 2015 in STEM class. For more information also see the Redstone Circuit page of the Official Minecraft Wiki. Teachers: Download this MinecraftEDU world, modified from this CC-BY licensed world by Tim Polmear. (Created in MinecraftEDU 1.6.4) This remix is also licensed CC-BY. More information about ways we used MinecraftEDU is available, including how we use it in Maker Studio.

Complete requirements for each level. Dr. Fryer will teleport you into the next level after verifying you've completed it. Click links below to view build recipes for each item and video tutorials. A YouTube playlist of instructional videos for this lesson is available.

Level 1: Redstone Powered House

Build a house in your area and add ALL of the following redstone-powered items:
  1. Iron doors which open with pressure plates or switches/buttons

  2. Automatic Lights (turn on with switch/button or pressure plate or light sensor)

  3. Egg / Snowball / Arrow Dispenser (tutorial video)

  4. Shower (use dispenser and water bucket - or use a sticky piston like Sam!)

  5. Refrigerator - Materials: 1 Dispenser, 1 Iron Block, 1 Iron Door, 1 Button/Lever. Place a dispenser and on top, put an iron block. Then place an iron door in front of it, and put A button or lever on the iron block. Then just fill the dispenser. (tutorial videos by Josh & Shelby)

  6. Door Bell (simple: Use Note block and button, or a more complex version tutorial)

  7. Sliding Glass Doors / Jeb Door (tutorial video)

Here is a 6 minute demo video, showing how to build the first three items (opening iron door, automatic lights and dispenser):

This is a 3 minute video tour of a student team showing the first 3 parts of the challenge complete:

Level 2: Redstone Rollercoaster

After your teacher teleports you to to the Shared Building Area, work together to build the coolest rollercoaster you can.

Level 3: Redstone Fire

After your teacher teleports you to to the Redstone Fire Labs Area, build one or more of the following:

After completing the basic challenge, Ian made a Mob Trap:

Redstone Building Challenge Supplies

Initial planning ideas for this project are available in this Google Doc.