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Minecart
Minecart Sprite
The Minecart sprite
Type Transportation, Entity
Uses Riding on Rails
Stackable
No
First Appearance Infdev Seecret Friday 1 (Computer)
0.8.0 (Pocket Edition)
Data Values Hex: 148
Dec:
328
Technical Name minecraft:minecart

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This article is about Minecart. For other Minecart related objects found in Minecraft, see Minecart (Disambiguation).

A Minecart is a vehicle which players can use to ride along a system of Rails.

Source

Mechanics

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A player in a minecart

Minecarts are used for transportation, without a player having to give much manual effort. Minecarts are the fastest way to move between places on solid ground. However, they require a system of Rails to be placed fist, so they can travel from one place to another. Thus, minecarts are more effective for transporting players across commonly-traversed ground. Any Player or Mob may sit in and ride a minecart along a rail. They may also push a minecart along a rail, by walking into it. In addition, players may grab and push a minecart along a rail by holding the right-click mouse button.

Placing a Chest inside a minecart creates a Minecart with Chest, which can be used to store items and blocks.

Placing a Furnace inside a minecart creates a Minecart with Furnace, which can push other minecarts along a track, if fuel is added to the furnace.

Rails

Cart

Minecarts require Rails on the ground in order to move. There are four different types of rails: a basic Rail, a Powered Rail, a Detector Rail, and an Activator Rail. Basic Rails are used for moving the minecart without any boosts. They are the most commonly used because they use relatively less-expensive resources, compared to the two other varieties of Rails.

A powered rail is used to give the minecart a boost of speed as it moves along the railway, and requires a Redstone charge in order to activate. Detector rails are typically placed directly next to powered rails in a rail system, as they generate the redstone charge needed to activate the powered rail. The detector rail generates this charge as the minecart passes over it. Activator rails are a special type of rail which, when powered by a redstone charge, will detonate a Minecart with TNT as it passes over. If a mob or player is in a minecart as it passes over an active activator rail, they get ejected out of the minecart.

Crafting

ItemCSS
Minecart
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ItemCSS
Iron Ingot
None
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot
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Iron Ingot


As a Crafting Ingredient

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Minecart with Chest
ItemCSS
Minecart with Furnace
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BlockCSS
Chest
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BlockCSS
Furnace
None
None
ItemCSS
Minecart
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ItemCSS
Minecart
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Minecart with TNT
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Minecart with Hopper
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TNT
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BlockCSS
Hopper
None
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ItemCSS
Minecart
None None
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Minecart
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Trivia

Minecart bug

A bug where a player is stuck in the ground after leaving a minecart.

  • If a player puts a Saddle on a Pig, and then manages to get into a minecart, they can ride the minecart without a rail system. The controls are: Space for forward, D for left, and A for right.
  • Minecarts that run into an Iron Golem will bounce off, instead of picking up the Iron Golem. This also happens with smaller mobs.
  • When a minecart abruptly hits a solid block (like Stone) while moving along a rail, there is a unique sound effect of metal clanging.
  • Minecarts can sometimes glitch, so the rider can't get out of them.
  • Between Snapshot 14w11a and 14w17a, if a minecart was moving too fast, and it needed to turn, it would derail.
    • Also, between snapshot 14w11a and 14w17a, minecarts could travel much faster in a straight line.
  • An arrow fired from a Bow at full power can destroy a minecart.

Gallery

Minecart

Click here for full minecart gallery.

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