Pressure plates in Minecraft are non-solid blocks that can detect items and entities placed on them.
They are important in creating traps and controls mechanics for farms, doors, and the like.
How to get pressure plates in Minecraft
One stone pressure plate is generated naturally in each desert pyramid.
Oak pressure plates can generate in some plains village houses.
Acacia pressure plates can generate in some savanna village houses.
Spruce pressure plates can generate in some snowy tundra village houses.
Types of pressure plates: There are five plates
Wooden pressure plates can detect all entities, giving out a signal strength of 15 when one is atop it.
Diamond pressure plates can only be activated by players.
Stone pressure plates can detect only players and mobs, giving out a maximum signal strength just like their wooden counterparts.
Light-weighted pressure plates (gold) can detect all entities, and the signal strength that it outputs increases as more entities are added.
Heavy-weighted pressure plates (iron) are similar to the light-weighted pressure plate, but measures groups of 10 entities.
How to use pressure plates in Minecraft:
Pressure plates detect entities that were placed on top of them. When that happens, the plates will emit a Redstone signal, triggering other Redstone contraptions connected to it. Because of this feature, pressure plates are popular tools to open doors, activate TNT blocks, create traps… or run the scripts of a command block.
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