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First Appearance 1.4.2
Type of Block Non-solid Block
Stackable Yes 64

A button is a utility block that Players can interact with. It can be crafted with wood planks or stone. Buttons can be found naturally in Strongholds, right next to iron doors.

Uses[edit | edit source]

When used with Redstone, it can activate mechanism-related items, such as doors, pistons or TNT. When pressed, it will send a short pulse of power (lasting approximately 1 second, or 10 ticks) to any Redstone-powered item.

Inside snapshot 12w34a, a wood variation of the regular button was added and is created by placing a wood plank anywhere in the crafting grid.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Wooden buttons have a longer delay than stone buttons. Stone buttons have a 1-second or 10 tick delay, and wooden buttons have a 1.5 second or 15 tick delay.
  • Wooden buttons can act like levers in the fact that they can send a continuous redstone signal if shot with most types of projectiles. 
  • Stone buttons won't activate if an arrow is shot at them, possibly because it's heavier than wooden buttons.
  • Wooden buttons can be used as fuel for furnaces, giving half an operation (a third of a plank's output).