Redstone is an item added in 0.8.0. It is mined from Redstone Ore. It is used in various crafting recipes such as Powered Rail. It drops Redstone dust when mined from Redstone Ore. Redstone may also be found in small quantities inside Dungeon chests. More redstone items and mechanisms will be coming in a future update.
You obtain Redstone Dust from Redstone Ore. Before Update 0.8.0 when mined, it would just break and not drop anything.
- Presently, redstone can't be placed on the ground as redstone dust.
- It has been stated by the Devs that Redstone circuits will be added sometime this year.
- Redstone is used to construct various circuits to power devices, but for now it is still a crafting ingredient.
- In a future update, some, if not all redstone-related items will be added.
- Redstone Blocks came in the 0.11.0 update.
- Redstone, along with Nether Quartz Ore is the only ore that doesn't exist in real life.