I know you haven’t heard much of me the last couple of months but here is a small update. I just had a lot on my mind the last year and wasn’t able to play much Minecraft but I hope next year will be a little bit easier on me. Now to the interesting part: We started a server. It wasn’t really planned this way but I’m glad it happened! I invited Rick on my private server to play some Survival just for fun, but he couldn’t help but make a series out of it. For my part I only administrate and play on the server but Rick actually got some awesome people to «read more»
Another great addition to every Minecart System, a fully automated Minecart Y-Junction to connect multiple Farms to your storage! If you put a lot of these together you can basically have an infinite amount of Item Loaders connected to only one Item Unloader all managed by this device.
As shown in the video below, it remembers which track the Minecart came from and switches the rails so the Minecart can go back the exact same way. On its way back it will clear the intersection and give «read more»
So why didn’t I upload any videos to YouTube for the last 2 months? There are a few reasons actually. First of all I was really busy with work for a couple of weeks and could’t really do anything else. After work got less time-consuming and I could concentrate more on Minecraft again «read more»
This is my Minecart Destination Selector which tags a Minecart with a specific ID to send it to the right destination, without the need of a redstone signal going alongside the track. This Minecart station is fully automated and just by pressing a button on the selector panel your Minecart will be dispensed so you can jump right in and get to your desired destination.
Sounds pretty crazy for Vanilla Survival Minecraft, but it’s definetely possible. Every junction in your Minecart System checks the Minecarts for «read more»
This is a new type of farm in Minecraft 1.8 that fully automatically produces wheat with the help of a villager, without you having to do anything other than refilling bonemeal from time to time. YouTube was flooded with videos about the new villager mechanics and automated wheat, bread, potato and carrot farms and while the bread, potato and carrot farms mostly worked fine, the wheat farms had all one really big flaw! They just stopped working after a short while and it seemed no one really tested their own design before making a video about it, and every one I tested myself «read more»
To have flying or at least jumping Minecarts in Vanilla Survival Minecraft without installing any Mods is something I always wanted, and now I figured out how! It’s a great way to connect small islands in your world with a Minecart System or just have them jump over a ravine. So how did I accomplish this? Again, with stacked up Minecarts.
Stacking up Minecarts might be the best thing I ever came across, they actually keep their velocity in mid air when they fly off a «read more»
A simple device like this, that prevents Minecarts from crashing on intersections or junctions if they come in at the same time, can be very useful in more complex Minecart systems that handle more than one Minecart on only one track. I ran into this problem myself while testing out some ideas for intersections in my Minecart system.
In the video I try to explain what actually needs to happen to guarantee a safe crossing of two Minecarts, because it’s not as simple as you «read more»
This is a very small and fast Minecart Item Unloader that can empty a storage Minecart 4 times faster than your standard unloader! I really loved the speed of my first Quadruple Item Unloader but it was just so big and impractical to build so I desperately wanted to come up with a smaller and more survival friendly version of it, and in the process I even came up with my Instant Minecart Unloader which I showed you in my last post. So this is it, the answer to everything, the universe and .. oh wait no I mean the answer are stacked up Minecarts! You can do so much stuff with them and «read more»