The Minecart sprite
|Durability||Riding on Rails|
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The Minecart is a vehicle that you can craft using 5 iron ingots in an upside down helmet shape on a Crafting Table. It is used for transportation, without the player giving manual effort. Minecarts are the fastest way to move between places on ground—however, they require rails pre-placed in order to move. Thus, minecarts are more effective for transporting players across commonly traversed ground. You may also propel a train of minecarts from behind with the use of a Minecart with Furnace, or also make a Minecart with Chest as a way of transportation between two different places.
|Iron Ingot||None||Iron Ingot|
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As a Crafting Ingredient
|Minecart with Chest|
|Minecart with Furnace|
|Minecart with TNT|
|Minecart with Hopper|
Minecarts are used for faster transportation on solid ground. They can also be ridden by mobs. In or a furnace. Combining a chest with a minecart creates a Minecart with Chest. They can be used to store items and blocks. Combining a furnace with a minecart creates a Minecart with Furnace. A Minecart with Furnace can push other minecarts along a track. It can also be pushed by the player if he/she holds right click.
Minecarts require rails placed on the ground in order to move. There are three different types of rails; a basic Rail, a Powered Rail, and a Detector Rail. Basic rails are used for moving the minecart without any boosts. They are the most commonly used because they are relatively cheap compared to rails. A Powered Rail is used to give the minecart a boost of speed, and require a Redstone Charge in order to be used. A Detector Rail generates a redstone charge for as long as a minecart is on it. They can be used in conjunction with Powered Rails to easily power the Powered Rails.
- If you put a saddle on a pig then get it to go in the minecart and then get on it, you can ride the minecart without rails. The controls are space bar for forward, D for left, and A for right.
- Minecarts that run into an Iron Golem will bounce off instead of pick them up, which happens with smaller mobs. (default)
- When it hits a block like Stone, the minecart can make a funny sound. It sounds like "BONG!".