Minecraft Fan Creates Redstone Device That Transmits Images


Minecraft brought joy to millions over the past decade and continues to provide a creative outlet to this day. Of course, it’s not all rosy, especially with the recent controversy and Mojang isn’t backing down on its new reporting system despite community backlash. However, in general, the game has been so successful with the community constantly showing projects and ideas. Sometimes it’s structures, and sometimes it’s redstone gear that really shows the power of the game.


Recently, Reddit user mattbatwings2 uploaded a short video to show others. Minecraft players. The clip reveals that after pressing a switch, it is possible to have an image transmitted from one location to another. In this case, mattbatwings2 “draw” a Creeper face, and when a lever was activated, a panel to the left was able to recreate it through lighted blocks. The user even stated that he was able to achieve this with just one thread. Can’t tell if there’s a larger end goal in mind, but the mere fact that mattbatwings2 was able to pull it off is impressive in itself.

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Members of the community may be familiar with the name mattbatwings, whose YouTube channel is full of intricate redstone engineering work. Just recently they took a few ideas from others and updated them, one of which was to make a recreation of dance dance revolution in Minecraft. It’s obvious that mattbatwings2 has a lot of talent, as redstone can be quite tricky to use.

Although difficult to master, redstone is very versatile in Minecraft and is used in the creation of many unique builds. For example, people have made vending machines, alarm clocks, and x-ray machines. There have even been cases of fans recreating games like flappy bird, Tetrisand even wordle. While there have been some incredible builds in the past, sometimes of actual structures, it’s the red stone that really takes creativity to new heights.

As for the game itself, with Minecraft just released his Sponge Bob SquarePants DLC, there is obviously a lot more life left in the open world IP. It’s easily one of the most successful games in recent history, and it’s not hard to see why. With such a dedicated community of builders and players, not to mention frequent updates from the studio itself, it’s entirely possible that people will still be playing the game for many years to come.

Minecraft is now available for Mobile, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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