A RedStone Comparator is essentially a reference block that is used in the RedStone Circuits for maintenance, comparison or subtraction of signal strength or for the measurement of some block states such as the container fullness.
Many people out there extensively search on the recipe for creating a RedStone Comparator in the version of Mine Craft from 1.4 and onwards. Keeping this query of users in perspective, we have decided to bring you an article which will in detail outline the steps which you can use to successfully construct your own RedStone Comparator in Mine Craft 1.4.
How to Get started with the RedStone Comparator in mine craft ?
There are a few pre-requisites that you need to align before starting the construction of RedStone Comparator in Mine Craft. You will need 3 RedStone torches, 3 Red Stones and 1 of the Nether Quartz. Refer to the image shown beneath to set these things and you will have a well constructed RedStone Comparator in your Mine Craft. Below listed are the top characteristics and advantages of using the RedStone Comparator which you must read especially if you are a new user of the RedStone Comparator in Mine Craft.
Some Features and Benefits of the RedStone Comparator in Mine Craft :
- The name of the tool is “Comparator” hence suggesting that it is for comparison between two or more things. So what does it compare? It is used for the comparison of the RedStone signal strength, generating towards the input points.
- RedStone Comparator has two modes. One mode is the normal comparison mode and the other mode is the subtraction mode.
- There are 2 input points for the Redstone Comparator and one point for an output. This one output point is placed on the side attached with one redstick. One of the two input points is on the side which is attached with 2 redsticks while the second input can be on any of the sides. The image posted in the article will help you visualize it better.
- Then looking in to the subtractor mode, the concept more or less remains the same as comparator mode which is described next however instead of the comparison and giving the better signal as the output, this time the RedStone will be subtracting the signal of Input 2 from the signal for Input 1 and the output will then be whatever remainder we will get.
If you have your RedStone Comparator in the subtractor mode and you have a signal of input 1 as 14 while the Input 2 is giving you a signal of 3, then the remainder 11 will be the output which is the result of subtraction of the two inputs.
- Now we should come to the functioning of the RedStone Comparator. As already mentioned that it is used for comparison and it essentially compares the input signals with the output signals using complex mathematical analysis which are stated in a simplified version below:
- Let’s suppose that the Input 1 Signal compared to Input 2 equals to 2, in this case the RedStone Comparator is going to give the same signal for the output. Meaning if both of the inputs are 15 then the output will also be 15.
- In the second scenario, imagine that Input 1 signal is better than the signal for input 2, in this case the Redstone Comparator will give the output of the input that is stronger than the other. If the input 1 signal is 14 and the signal output of Input 2 is 3 then the output has to be 14.
- For the duration in which the RedStone Comparator is in the comparison mode, the signal for Input 1 has to be better than the signal for Input 2 in order for the Comparator to generate any signal in its output.