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How To Make A Piston In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a piston in Minecraft!

A Minecraft piston is a mechanism block that can be used to push moveable blocks and players when activated with redstone. It can also be used to get a dragon egg.

How To Make A Piston Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Items Needed To Create A Piston

  • 4 Cobblestones
  • 3 Wood planks (any type)
  • 1 Iron ingot
  • 1 Redstone

Steps To Make A Piston

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

First, let's open your crafting menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open the crafting table

2. Add Items To The Menu

In the crafting menu, add the 4 cobblestones, 3 wood planks, 1 iron ingot, and 1 Redstone to the grid.

You must add the cobblestones, wood planks, iron ingot, and Redstone to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. You can use any type of plank, including oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, or dark oak wood.

In the 1st row place down 3 wood planks filing the entire row. In the 2nd-row place down 1 cobblestone in the 1st box, 1 iron ingot in the 2nd box, and 1 cobblestone in the 3rd box. In the bottom row place down 1 cobblestone in the 1st box, 1 Redstone in the 2nd box, and 1 cobblestone in the 3rd box. This is the Minecraft piston recipe.

Add Items To The Menu

Now that you've added the items to the grid as described above, you'll notice a piston in the box on the right.

3. Move The Piston To Your Inventory

Simply drag the piston down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Piston To Your Inventory

That's it! You now have a piston. A Minecraft piston is a mechanism block that can be used to push moveable blocks and players when activated with Redstone. Pistons can also be used to get a dragon egg.

You can also create sticky pistons, which work like regular pistons but they also pull the block back. Check out our video on making sticky pistons!

How to make a piston in Minecraft

Minecraft Piston Command

You can also use a Give Command to create pistons in Minecraft. The piston command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the piston command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher piston command

/give @p piston 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p piston 1 0

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