Where to Find Observer Block in Minecraft

Do you want to have an observer block in Minecraft? You may want to have this block because you need it, but you may not know how to find this block. As you know that this block has a number of functions in the game such as building traps, bridges, farms, flying machines, and many more.

Finding Observer Block in Minecraft

Where can we find an observer block in Minecraft? I tried to find the information about it in several online sources, but I could not find the information where we can find an observer block in Minecraft. However, you are able to craft an observer block, if you want to have  this block.

If you want to craft an observer block, you need to know the recipe and also how to craft this block. You are able to see the ingredients that you need for crafting it and also the steps for crafting an observer block below.

Where to Find Observer Block in Minecraft

Crafting Observer Block in Minecraft

According to DigMinecraft and also Minecraft Wiki, the ingredients that you need for crafting an observer block are listed below.

    • 6 Cobblestones
    • 2 Redstone Dust
    • 1 Nether Quartz

Now, after you know and probably collect the ingredients that you need for crafting an observer block, it’s time for crafting it and you can read the steps for making or crafting an Observer in Minecraft below according to DigMinecraft.

    • To craft an observer in Minecraft, first you need to open the crafting menu and you will see that there will be a 3×3 crafting grid.
      3x3 crafting grid
    • After the crafting menu is opened, then you are required to add the ingredients to make an observer. 6 cobblestones, 2 redstone dust and 1 nether quartz must be inserted in the 3×3 crafting grid. When you are making an observer, you have to make sure that you put the ingredients in the correct pattern. How is the correct pattern in crafting an observer block? In the first row, you must insert 3 cobblestones. Then, in the second row, you must insert 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 must insert 3 cobblestones. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for making an observer and you have to follow this pattern. Now, if you have inserted the ingredients to the crafting area in the correct pattern, there will be an observer which will appear in the box to the right.
      Add Items to make an Observer in minecraft
    • After you have crafted an observer, you have to move it to your inventory.
      Move the Observer to Inventory in minecraft

The Steps to Use an Observer Block in Minecraft

As explained on the DigMinecraft site, the observer sees the block in front of it and then a redstone pulse is sent by it when a change is detected. An observer in Minecraft is able to be used for a lot of things such as building traps, flying machines, farms, bridges and many more.

Now, it’s time for you to know how to use an observer block in Minecraft. You are able to read the steps for using an observer block below according to DigMinecraft.

    • To be able to use an observer block in Minecraft, first you must place an observer. You need to be sure that you have an observer in your inventory, but if you do not have an observer in your inventory, you are able to craft it first by following the steps above. The way to place the observer is different in every version of Minecraft. And here is the game control to place an observer block in Minecraft in each version of Minecraft.
      you need to place an observer

      • For Java Edition in PC or Mac users, you are able to place an observer by right clicking on the block.
      • For Pocket Edition (PE) users, you need to tap on the block.
      • For Xbox 360 or Xbox One users, you are required to press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
      • For PS3 and PS4 users, you are required to press the L2 button on the PS controller.
      • For  Wii U users, you need to press the ZL button on the gamepad.
      • For Nintendo Switch users, you are required to press the ZL button on the controller.
      • For Windows 10 Edition users, you are required to right click on the block.
      • For Education Edition users, you must right click on the block.
    • And now, you are required to make the face of the observer see the block directly in front of it for block changes or state changes. A change in the block will occur if a block is put or removed. A change in the state will occur if the state of a block changes. For instance, if you consume a piece of a cake, it can change the state of the cake block.
      Front of Observer Watches the Block
    • In this step, the back of the observer will deliver a redstone pulse if there is a block/state change. It is important for you to know, the signal of the redstone is level 15 and it is strong enough to drive 15 blocks.
      Back of Observer emits a Redstone Pulse
    • Now, redstone dust and a redstone lamp must be put at the output so that you are able to see the observer activate and deliver the redstone pulse.
      Place Redstone Dust and a Redstone Lamp
    • When a cake is put in front of the observer, it will deliver a redstone pulse.
      Example of a Block Change
    • Every time a piece of the cake is consumed by you, the observer will also send a redstone pulse. This is a state change by the observer because the state of the cake block is changing due to the cake which is smaller.
      Example of a State Change

Supported Platforms for Observer

According to DigMinecraft, an observer is able to be found in these versions of Minecraft.

    • Java Edition (PC / Mac): Yes (1.11)
    • Pocket Edition (PE): Yes (0.15.0)
    • Xbox 360: Yes (TU54)
    • Xbox One: Yes (CU44)
    • PS3: Yes (1.51)
    • PS4: Yes (1.52)
    • Wii U: Yes (Patch 24)
    • Nintendo Switch: Yes (1.04)
    • Windows 10 Edition: Yes (0.15.0)
    • Education Edition: Yes (1.0)

So, if your Minecraft version is one of them, an observer block is available.

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