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Level up your minecraft skills

Minecraft uses engineering skills like problem solving and resilience.

Here are some hints to help guide you through the first levels and practise some basic engineering.

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Building a cobblestone generator

Cobblestone is one of the most common blocks in Minecraft and is often used to build large structures. You can mine it very easily, but to get enough blocks to build the bridge in level 1 you need to build a cobblestone generator. You only need two blocks to make a basic cobblestone generator: lava and water. So keep your eye out for them… Cobblestone is created when running lava comes into contact with water. There are lots of ways you can design a generator to do this. One of the simplest is to make a four block long trench with a one block gap in the middle. Place water in it at the end closest to the hole and lava at the other end. Cobblestone will be created where the fluids meet.

See the top 5 Cobblestone generators guide See the cobblestone generator wiki

What is Redstone?

When you make it to level 4 you’ll be working with Redstone. Redstone is an element that is used as an ingredient for most mechanical creations in Minecraft. It’s the Minecraft equivalent of electricity and can be used to create amazing inventions. The most common way of getting redstone dust is by mining redstone ore. You’ll need an iron pickaxe, and you will find redstone ore 10 blocks (or layers) above bedrock or in between bedrock. It is commonly found from blocks 5-12, and rarely up to layer 16 or down to layer 2. Once you have it you can use it to help you solve lots of engineering challenges, from powering lights to creating a mechanism that will let you open the Logic Gates in level 4.

Show me Redstone basics Show me the Wiki page on Redstone

More engineering ideas

Stuck at home and want another engineering challenge? Enter the Engineer’s Great Stem Challenge Competition https://www.theengineer.co.uk/great-exhibition-stem-challenge/

Fancy building something else? Take a look at Instructables, a community for people who like to make things. https://www.instructables.com/

Engineers are the world’s great fixers. Join a community of fixers here. https://www.ifixit.com/

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