What Are Observers Used for in Minecraft PE

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Several items or things are different in every edition of Minecraft. One of them is an observer. Is observer in Minecraft Java Edition similar to observer in Minecraft PE? What are observers used for in Minecraft PE? To use it well in the game, you need to know about it so here we will try to explain it.

But first, what is an observer in Minecraft? In Minecraft, an observer is a block which can emit a signal of redstone. It happens when the block or fluid that it faces experience a change. If you want to have an observer because you need it to use, you are able to obtain it by breaking/ mining. If you want to mine an observer, the thing that you will need is a pickaxe. So, if you want to obtain an observer by mining it, you have to make sure that you use a pickaxe to mine it. It is because if you do not use a pickaxe to mine it, it will drop nothing.


Is there any other ways to obtain an observer? Another way that you are able to do to obtain an observer is by crafting it. If you want to craft an observer, you have to prepare some materials including six cobblestones, two redstone dusts, and one nether quartz. To craft it, you have to put the materials into the crafting table with the exact recipe.

Now, the question is, what are observers used for in Minecraft PE? Minecraft PE was the previous title of Bedrock Edition of Minecraft and it was developed by Mojang Studios for mobile phones before 1.2. According to Minecraft Bedrock wiki, the observer block in Minecraft Bedrock is a Block Update Detector (BUD) block which will send Redstone pulse which is short. It happens if the block it is facing gets updates.

An observer will be able to detect block updates on the face of the larger red square. When it is put, it will be the face furthest to you. So, you should look to the block where the block updates will happen when putting an observer.

If you want to see how the use of an observer in Minecraft PE, you are able to watch some videos on Youtube. Here are some videos that you are able to watch.

  • A video of Bigbst4tz2 entitled Minecraft PE – 0.15.0 Update! – How To Use Observer Block! – Tutorial which was uploaded on June 15th, 2016.
  • A video of AgentMindStorm entitled Minecraft PE – How to Use The Observer (Block Update Detector) which was uploaded on June 28th, 2016.

In Minecraft PE, if you want to put an observer, you have to tap on the block. In Minecraft PE, you are able to find an observer in the Creative inventory menu in the Tools if the version of your Minecraft PE is 1.15.0 – 1.1.3. And you can find an observer in the Creative Inventory menu in the Items if you use the version of Minecraft PE of 1.2 – 1.16.20.

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