Minecraft Observer Recipe

When you are playing Minecraft, you may want to make an Observer. If you want to make it, of course you need to know the recipe and also how to make it. Here, you will find the recipe and also the steps for making an Observer in Minecraft.

The Recipe for Making Observer in Minecraft

According to DigMinecraft and also Minecraft Wiki, if you want to make or craft an Observer in Minecraft, the ingredients that you need are:

    • 6 Cobblestones
      6 Cobblestones
    • 2 Redstone Dust
      2 Redstone Dust
    • 1 Nether Quartz
      1 Nether Quartz

Now, how to make an observer in Minecraft? Here are the steps for making or crafting an Observer in Minecraft according to DigMinecraft.

    • The first step for crafting an observer in Minecraft is to open the crafting menu. By opening your crafting menu, there will be a 3×3 crafting grid.
      . Open the Crafting Menu
    • After you open the crafting menu, then you need to add items to make an observer. You have to put 6 cobblestones, 2 redstone dust and 1 nether quartz in the 3×3 crafting grid. When you are making an observer, you need to put the ingredients in the correct pattern. In the first row, you have to put 3 cobblestones. Then, in the second row, you have to put 1 redstone dust in the first box, 1 redstone dust in the second box and 1 nether quartz in the third box. In the third row, you have to put 3 cobblestones. So, this is the Minecraft crafting recipe for making an observer. Now, if you have entered the ingredients to the crafting area in a correct pattern, you will see that the observer will appear in the box to the right.
      Add Items to make an Observer
    • In this step, after you have crafted an observer, the thing that you have to do is to move it to your inventory.
      move it to your inventory

About Observer in Minecraft

About Observer in Minecraft

In Minecraft, an Observer is a block which radiates a redstone signal. It happens when the block or fluid it faces experiences a change. If you want to mine an observer, you need a pickaxe. Let’s say that you mine it without a pickaxe. So, it will not drop anything.

According to Minecraft Wiki, here is the information table about breaking an observer.

Block Observer
Hardness 3.5
Tool Wooden Pickaxe
Breaking Time
Default 17.5
Wooden 2.65
Stone 1.35
Iron 0.9
Diamond 0.7
Netherite 0.6
Golden 0.45

The Usage of Observer in Minecraft

As explained on Minecraft Wiki, an observer is put the same as a piston. It can observe the block that it is put against. Observers are able to detect the state of other observers, if you put two adjacent observers where each of them watches the other, it can make a fast and compact redstone clock. A pulse will be sent out by them.

According to DigMinecraft, the observer watches the block in front of it and then a redstone pulse is sent by it when a change is detected. An observer is able to be used for building traps, flying machines, farms, bridges and many more.

There are 3 sides on an observer and those are front, top and back. Here are the differences among them.

    • Front: This is the face of the observer where it watches the block directly in front of it.
    • Top: The top side of the observer is able to be found where there is an arrow which shows the direction that the redstone pulse will travel.
    • Back: The back side of the observer is the side where it can send a redstone pulse each time there is a block/ state change.

Now, how to use an observer? You are able to read the steps below according to DigMinecraft.

    • The first thing that you have to do is to place an observer. Make sure that you have an observer in your inventory. However, if you do not have one, then you can make it first by crafting it as you can see the steps above. If you want to place the observer, the game control is different in each version of Minecraft.
      • If you use Java Edition in PC or Mac, you can place an observer by right clicking on the block.
      • If you use Pocket Edition (PE), you have to tap on the block.
      • If you use Xbox 360 or Xbox One, you have to press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
      • If you use PS3 and PS4, you have to press the L2 button on the PS controller.
      • If you use Wii U, you have to press the ZL button on the gamepad.
      • If you use Nintendo Switch, you have to press the ZL button on the controller.
      • If you use Windows 10 Edition, you have to right click on the block.
      • If you use Education Edition, you need to right click on the block
    • In this step, you have to make the face of the observer watch the block directly in front of it for block changes or state changes. A change in the block will happen when a block is put or removed. A change in the state will happen when the state of a block changes. For instance, consuming a piece of a cake changes the state of the cake block.
    • Here, the back of the observer will send a redstone pulse each time there is a block/state change. For your information, the signal of the redstone is level 15 and it is strong enough to travel 15 blocks.
    • Now, you have to put redstone dust and a redstone lamp at the output so that you are able to see the observer activate and send the redstone pulse.
    • When you put a cake in front of the observer, it will send a redstone pulse.
    • Every time you consume a piece of the cake, the observer will also send a redstone pulse. This is a state change by the observer since the state of the cake block is changing because the cake is smaller.

Well, that’s the information about the recipe of crafting an observer in Minecraft and also how to use it in the game. Now, you can try to craft it and use it in Minecraft.

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