Making a compact T Flip Flop for Minecraft

Hello Minecrafters! I have decided to teach you how to create a compact T Flip Flop for Minecraft. First off for those of you that don’t know what a T flip-flop is or does, A T flip-flop will “flip” an output every time it gets an input. In this case every time you hit the button, the output will switch from On to Off and back again. You can see the finished product below or you can jump to a video tutorial at the bottom of the page.

t flip flop minecraft

For this demonstration you will need 12 frame material of your choice, 5 Redstone Torches, 14 Redstone Dust and a button.

Start off by placing a block and put a button on said block.

t flip flop for minecraft

Extend a wire out of the block from the opposite side of the button. this wire can be extended 14 blocks out, or “infinite” blocks with a few repeaters. Then at the end of the wire place another block, and cover the top with redstone.


Now we will be making a “RS-NOR latch”. Start out by placing a redstone torch on the left side of the block. Put down redstone dust in front of the torch and then one to the right. Place a block at the end of this wire with a redstone torch on the right side of the block. Again put down redstone dust in front of the torch and then one to the right. NOTE: there is redstone dust on the backside of the block that has the “ON” Redstone Torch.

RS-NOR Latch

Now place 4 frame material to the right 2 blocks of the block with an ON Redstone torch. The second block in the series of four, the first being the one closest to the camera, is in line with the ON Torch. The last block is in line with the OFF Torch. Place a redstone torch on top of the first and last block. NOTE: To save time I will refer to these 4 blocks as the “4 series”

AND Gate

Now place wires where there are red circles on the picture. If your web browser hates you and won’t show the picture, place redstone on top of the bare blocks in the “4 series”, and a redstone wire connecting the OFF Torch to the last torch on the “4 series” and redstone wire connecting the first torch in the “4 series” to the same wire connected to the button.

AND Wired

Place a tetris like series of blocks in front to the side of the ON Torch.


Now we need to start to wire this tetris block by placing a wire on the far side of it and a torch to the side of the upper block. The torch is connected to the block, and if you followed correctly the torch should be OFF.

Tetris Wired 1

Now place down a redstone wire in front of the torch and then one to the left of it, if you are facing the torch. THis should connect the torch to the OFF torch from the RS-NOR latch part.

Tetris Wired 2

Now it is finished, so to show how to use it, please look at the following pictures.


Connected the wire from the ON Torch to a block with a Redstone Torch on the other end.


Here it is from the front, before clicking the button.


Here it is after clicking the button. NOTE: it may take a second or two before it will actually flip, but if you watch the entire machine is flipping once you hit the button. I hope you guys enjoyed learning this, I probably use this design the most in my redstone machines. For any questions please leave a comment. Also if I do get picked for the writer slot on this blog, I would love to be able to show you all how to connect this to a BUD switch and make a smooth working Light Sensor.


T Flip Flop for Minecraft Video Tutorial

I got a lot of people saying that they didn’t understand what I was doing and that they were getting lost easily. So I made a video for all of you to watch and understand what I was trying to do via pictures.

I also received a few people saying that “You could make a much more compact T Flip-Flop with [insert various stuff here]” Or something along those lines. I understand that you can make an even more compact Flipper, but I have tried to use these compact ones and they have very specific uses, and most of the piston ones were buggy and you had to depend on the piston actually doing its job.

With this design it is very easily manipulated, in fact I have manged to manipulate it enough to be 2x2x8 (Though that one ends up being a bit buggy.) It can also be altered and hooked to a BUD switch to make a light sensor. After a lot of experimenting, those other compact ones couldn’t switch fast enough or wouldn’t switch at all.



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