|First Appearance||Alpha 1.0.1|
|Type of Block||Non-Solid Block|
|Stackable?||Yes (Max 64)|
|Data Values||Hex: 4C|
The Redstone Torch is an item crafted from one Redstone dust and one wooden stick. When placed on its own, it appears as a glowing red torch, noticeably fainter than a normal Torch and without the fire animation. It is used as an endless power source, or as an inverter within Redstone Circuits.
Circuit and ComponentsEdit
A Redstone Torch can provide a power source for "wires". Wires in turn are used to operate doors , pistons , or any Redstone-effected Block from a distance. The torch can power the wire for a length of 15 blocks, and takes 1 tick in Minecraft world time (approximately 0.1 seconds) for power to flow through it.
The Redstone Torch will constantly power a set of wires while placed, and is used as a "block-based" switch sometimes. It acts as an inverter, or NOT-gate (and is labeled as such in the game's source code), in Redstone circuits, and turns off when any adjacent switch , lever , wire or pressure plate is turned on.