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Automatic Nighttime Lighting (Daylight Detector) - Minecraft Snapshot 13w01b

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avatar OliverFrenchie
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Welcome Ladies and Gentleblocks to another tutorial. Today I'm going to briefly show you how to make your very own, fully-automated nighttime lighting system which relies on the usage of a new block that was implemented in the latest 13w01a/b snapshot.

Download the snapshot here!

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The new daylight detector block itself, is a fairly inexpensive, but at the same time expensive block to make.

It requires 3 blocks of glass and 3 wooden slabs, which are very easy to acquire. However, it also requires 3 nether quartz. Nether quartz is only obtainable through the mining of Nether Quartz Ore, in the.... you guessed it!... Nether.

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The daylight sensor is placed underneath a glass block (to improve accuracy) and provides a redstone signal during daytime to the inverter. This powers the block with the redstone torch on it, switching the torch off. This de-powers all of the redstone lamps.


Once nighttime comes, the signal from the sensor is stopped and the redstone torch switches back on, and all the lights switch on.




If this tutorial has helped you, then my job is done! Have fun making your own contraptions!


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  • kola321
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Nerd
  • March 16, 2013, 5:04 am
Found this very helpful, thanks! :D
Woah Woah Woah Woah Woah, wait! Is this just a tutorial on how to make you lights turn on with the daylight detecor? Umm... It's pretty easy... You should rename it to 'Automatic Nighttime Lighting (Daylight Detector) - Minecraft Snapshot 13w01b for newbies'
  • mylololz
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Miner
  • January 20, 2013, 9:03 pm
Soothing.
  • Nefashus
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 80
  • Elite Architect
  • January 7, 2013, 5:41 am
disco is better!!11111 >:L

XD
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 7, 2013, 7:35 am
  • presmar
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Network
  • February 7, 2013, 12:25 pm
hehe XD thats a realy funny meme
  • Stealth724
  • Level 23
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • January 7, 2013, 2:57 pm
lol xD
  • pokerrymon
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Archer
  • January 7, 2013, 2:43 am
no more auto lights that turn on at night that requires testificates! :D this means that they will work eveytime because with the mechanism that requires testificates, they dont come out the moment its morning so they might not turn off but with light detectors...yay :D
  • kirbyquerby
  • Level 48
  • Master Electrician
  • January 6, 2013, 3:48 pm
:( no more npc-powered mechanisms
Thank you for posting this blog. I am now aware of the snapshot.
  • dingousa
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • January 6, 2013, 4:42 am
'...redstone never runs out because Jeb is a god!'
- *Jeb sees Oliver's post* "I know! Let's make redstone only work with a continued power source! No more silly redstone torches! Muahahahahaha."
Your voice is EPIC!!
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 5, 2013, 10:25 pm
:3
Pretty simple redstone if you think about it, Very well done good sir.
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 5, 2013, 10:25 pm
Thanks you!
  • halokid687
  • Level 23
  • Expert Modder
  • January 5, 2013, 10:23 am
Sorry i DON'T unsderstand, can you help?

Happy new year!!

-H
If you are talking about the device itself: Do you know solar powered lights? How they absorb the sun's energy, then only turn on at night? These day-light detectors are the same, so at night they make red-stone lamps turn on, making them grow brighter as the night gets darker. (Note: Sensor must be either directly beside lamp, or connected by redstone.)
  • EmeraldAdmin
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • January 5, 2013, 8:50 am
Yeah sure, what a lie. i diamonded and i did not get a freaking cookie?!??!
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 5, 2013, 9:47 am
lol :3
  • Koveryl
  • Level 28
  • Expert Miner
  • January 5, 2013, 11:03 am
No really. We want our cookies. Give the promised cookies >:O
  • Cabunga
  • Level 22
  • Expert Artist
  • January 6, 2013, 10:52 am
I wanted chocolate chip. :P
  • Koveryl
  • Level 28
  • Expert Miner
  • January 6, 2013, 11:05 am
I know, right. Now, along with cake, cookies are also lies. Dammit.
  • pokerrymon
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Archer
  • January 7, 2013, 2:39 am
isnt that a portal reference? XD
  • Koveryl
  • Level 28
  • Expert Miner
  • January 7, 2013, 12:11 pm
Why yus, yus it is.
All aboard the reply train! XD
  • pokerrymon
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Archer
  • January 7, 2013, 2:55 pm
choo choo XD

(iliketrains)
  • Koveryl
  • Level 28
  • Expert Miner
  • January 8, 2013, 11:30 am
NYEEERRWWW
I like chocolate chip cookies! Sounds good to me
  • dark_jargon
  • Level 22
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • January 5, 2013, 7:30 am
cool
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 5, 2013, 9:47 am
Thanks!
  • dark_jargon
  • Level 22
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • January 5, 2013, 7:05 pm
np
wait whys your name gold or am i just stupid
He is a site mod. Site mods get gold names there is a legend in chat. Hope this helped :)
  • dark_jargon
  • Level 22
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • January 6, 2013, 1:07 pm
oh ok thanks for telling me
  • LIDteam
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Architect
  • January 5, 2013, 1:46 am
It helps
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 5, 2013, 9:48 am
Good!
  • Stealth724
  • Level 23
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • January 4, 2013, 5:12 pm
I knew someone would build something like this. It's rather simple honestly but im glad you put a tutorial up for people who wouldn't understand it.
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 5, 2013, 9:48 am
lol I know. Like you said, I was doing this for those players who aren't experienced in redstone, etc.
  • peytonisgreat
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Meme
  • January 4, 2013, 3:41 pm
You could hook the light detector up to a command block that will set the time to day. LIVE IN A SINGLE DAY FOREVER.......
  • Stealth724
  • Level 23
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • January 4, 2013, 5:12 pm
You can't get command blocks in survival.
  • Saw_
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 5, 2013, 7:42 am
/give
  • MrPieGuy_314
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Pony
  • January 4, 2013, 6:57 pm
Its called /give
  • peytonisgreat
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Meme
  • January 4, 2013, 5:16 pm
True.
  • FruitSmootie
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Electrician
  • January 5, 2013, 8:55 am
Yeah, but using /give is "cheating". Stealth meant that you can't get command blocks without spawning them in.
  • Stealth724
  • Level 23
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • January 5, 2013, 9:07 am
Thank you :/
  • Rox
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 44
  • Master Ladybug
  • January 4, 2013, 3:17 pm
Ahaha, I'm sure you'll be able to make another glorious death trap that spawns mobs at night and sets them on fire by the morning.

And you sounded abit different from the usual spontaneous ModernFrenchieGaming.
DID YOU USE PALM-CARDS!? :3
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 5, 2013, 9:48 am
lol I'm sure ;) - I was very croaky and yeah :s
  • Rox
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 44
  • Master Ladybug
  • January 5, 2013, 3:26 pm
Ahahaha, Knew it :3
Well, Lets hope you dont get sick anyways :)
  • dunkey4
  • Level 45
  • Master Turtle
  • January 4, 2013, 12:57 pm
wow, you are an ingenious redstoner. i am certaintly not as good as you but i one made a really cool invention.

the idea with this invention is that a player walks into a small room with an iron door at the entrance, the iron door is staying open without being connected to any VISIBLE redstone. the person walks in to see a diamond block set in the wall on the other side of the room, naturaly the person mines the block but when it breaks the iron door snaps shut and sand starts to slowly fill up the room until the person suffocates.

cool invention huh :D
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 5, 2013, 9:48 am
Hmm that is indeed a cool invention :O
  • anonym_bulba
  • Level 24
  • Expert Pokemon
  • January 4, 2013, 11:59 am
nice...
do you intend to blog about the upcoming comparator item as well?
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 4, 2013, 12:07 pm
Possibly.
  • anonym_bulba
  • Level 24
  • Expert Pokemon
  • January 4, 2013, 12:08 pm
cool.
  • jl70l7u
  • Level 45
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • January 4, 2013, 11:44 am
I enjoyed the Blog but isn't it a little too basic?
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 4, 2013, 12:07 pm
To us maybe, to others maybe not.
  • Purpaw
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • January 4, 2013, 10:53 am
That pose... I love it.
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 4, 2013, 10:56 am
Hehe, I love it!
  • quitefrank_ly
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Chef
  • January 4, 2013, 10:52 am
Begone old designs with villagers! :D
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 4, 2013, 10:56 am
>:)
  • candle_
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Botanist
  • January 4, 2013, 10:46 am
I'd post some deeply insightful comment, perhaps pertaining to the veracity of cake, or a simple emoticon, or perhaps even a philosophical rant of agreement, but forget that. Nice blog.
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 4, 2013, 10:48 am
:3 thanks.
  • ZaphodX
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Network
  • January 4, 2013, 10:45 am
I found this too complicated.
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 4, 2013, 10:48 am
I thought you'd find it too difficult. Here's a simpler version.

PrettyNewBlock>Redstuff>lightatnight

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  • dunkey4
  • Level 45
  • Master Turtle
  • January 4, 2013, 12:58 pm
LOOOL
  • duke_Frans
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • January 4, 2013, 10:43 am
Cool!
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • January 4, 2013, 10:43 am
Thanks!
  • duke_Frans
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • January 4, 2013, 10:51 am
There is also a way to use the redstone block (on piston) to retrect it when its night time to light up lamps.

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