Piston Recipe: How to Make a Piston in Minecraft


This is a simple piston recipe that is super easy and fun to make, it will teach you how to make pistons in Minecraft using slime blocks and other building materials.

Piston recipe

The following is a simple recipe for making pistons in Minecraft. I will walk you through each step so that you are able to create your own pistons at home.


The piston is a block used to push movable blocks and players. It can be used to create flying machines, harvesters, elevators and other contraptions.

Pistons extend when given a redstone pulse (1.5 seconds). They will push anything in front of them up to 12 blocks away, including the block they are attached to (which does not happen if the piston is sticky).

If the piston’s extension would make contact with an air block, it will instead extend 1 block beyond that point before stopping.

Pistons can also be used to pull back blocks from up to 12 blocks away by pulling the top of a block toward it rather than pushing it away from itself.

If something is attached directly above or below a piston such that extending the piston’s arm would break the connection, the arm will stop immediately after breaking that connection and not fully extend even if there are no more obstructions.

This behavior can be reversed by putting redstone dust on top of the sticky piston when extending so that it turns on briefly and turns off again before rechecking its surroundings;

This causes any connections broken while extended to be ignored when retracting until there are no more obstructions present at all.

Piston slime

  • Piston slime

To make a piston, you’ll need:

  • 6 iron ingots,
  • 1 slimeball, and
  • 2 redstone.

To craft the piston in Minecraft:

  • Place the 6 iron ingots in a T-shape pattern with one block at the top of the T and one on either side.
  • Place the redstone particles directly above and below that block.
  • Place the slimeball directly below.

What’s the result?

The resulting piston can be used to push blocks away from where it is placed. The block closest to it will move one space away from where it was placed when activated.

Piston sticky

You’re going to want a slime block as well as some redstone. What you won’t need is any more than these two items, because regardless of what else you try to add, it’s not going to work.

Piston recipe

A piston is an important component in Minecraft because it can be used not only for moving blocks, but also for making traps.

To make a piston, you’ll need 3 pieces of stone and one wooden plank. Then, place the ingredients on the crafting table as shown below to build a normal piston.

If you’d like a sticky piston, which has the ability to pull blocks towards it instead of just pushing them away from it, use slime instead of stone for this step.

Sticky pistons are useful if you’re using pistons to build traps since they will pull back any block that’s been pushed by the piston.

Piston minecraft

To make a piston, you will require the following items:

  • Redstone Dust
  • Wood Planks
  • Cobblestone
  • Iron Ingots

Now that you have all the necessary items, let’s get down to work. Piston can be made in your Crafting Table. Let’s take a look at how you can do just that:

  • Open the Crafting Menu. First thing to do is: open your crafting table, you should now have the 3×3 crafting grid to look like this:

piston recipe

  • Add Items to make a Piston. In order to make a piston, place 3 blocks of cobblestone and 2 iron ingots in the 3×3 crafting grid. When making a piston, it is important that the cobblestone and iron ingots are placed in the exact pattern. There should be 3 cobblestones on top row and 2 iron ingot on second row of the crafting grid. Now you’ve made a powerful piston!

How to make a piston

1 x Piston

3 x Cobblestone

1 x Iron Ingot

3 x Wood Plank (any type)

To craft a piston you will need the following ingredients: 3 Sticks, 1 Iron Ingot, 4 Cobblestone, and 1 Redstone.

You can use a Crafting Table to craft them or a players inventory. A Sticky Piston is used to pull blocks when the piston retracts.

They require Slimeballs in addition to normal materials to create. A Slimeball can be obtained by killing slimes or by processing a Slime Block in an Extractor.


This is the piston recipe. It makes a piston. As with all recipes, it is irreplaceable.

In this blog, I have given you all of the information that you need to make your piston in minecraft. I hope you found my blog helpful and now understand how to craft a piston.

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