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How To Make A Tripwire Hook In Minecraft (And Use It)

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

A Minecraft tripwire hook is a mechanism block that can be used as a redstone component for detecting mobs, players, etc as they cross through the wire circuit. It can also be used as a crafting ingredient to make a trapped chest and a crossbow.

How To Make A Tripwire Hook 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 Make Tripwire Hooks

  • 1 Iron ingot
  • 1 Stick
  • 1 Wood plank (any type)

Steps To Make A Tripwire Hook

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 iron ingot, stick, and wood plank to the grid.

You must place each item on the grid exactly as shown in the image below to make the tripwire hook. In the 1st row place down 1 iron ingot in the center box. In the 2nd row place down 1 stick in the center box. And in the 3rd-row place down 1 wood plank in the center box. This is the Minecraft tripwire hook recipe.

And remember, you can use any type of wood including oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, or dark oak wood planks.

Add Items To The Menu

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

3. Move The Tripwire Hooks To Your Inventory

Simply drag the tripwire hooks down to your inventory so you can use them.

Move The Tripwire Hooks To Your Inventory

That's it! You now have tripwire hooks. A Minecraft tripwire hook is a mechanism block that can be used as a redstone component for detecting mobs, players, etc as they cross through the wire circuit. It can also be used as a crafting ingredient to make a trapped chest and a crossbow.

How to make a tripwire hook in Minecraft

Minecraft Tripwire Hook Command

You can also use a Give Command to make a tripwire hook block in Minecraft. The tripwire hook command is available in the following editions:

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

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher tripwire hook command

/give @p tripwire_hook 1

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

/give @p tripwire_hook 1 0

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