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How to make an ON/OFF nether portal

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Let's see how to make a super compact, cheap and simple ON/OFF redstone Nether portal in Minecraft.

Step 1: Gather building blocks

  • 1 portal (10 obsidian)
  • 1 redstone repeater
  • 1 redstone
  • 2 dispensers
  • 1 sticky piston
  • 2 observers
  • 1 lever
  • 2 pressure plates (optional)
  • 1 lighter (flint&steel)
  • 1 bucket of water

Step 2: Build it

Make a simple portal Place a sticky piston on the left side Place one observer on it, facing the outside Next to that observer place a dispenser and another observer facing downward to another dispenser Place 1 repeater (3 ticks) and one redstone on top In the top dispenser, place a lighter. And place a water bucket in the other one Place a lever and 2 optional pressure plates (to avoid water going everywhere if there's a bug)