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How to make a TNT cannon on Minecraft

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How to make a TNT cannon on Minecraft: You have spent many hours on Minecraft , Mojang’s popular sandbox title, but you are still discovering many new activities to be carried out within the game. In particular, you realized that almost any structure can be built. Now, for example, you would like to make a TNT cannon  like the one you saw in a video of your favorite youtuber, but you don’t really know where to start. You then did some research on Google and eventually came here on my site. That’s how it went, didn’t it? Well then I’d say you’ve come to the right place at the right time!

In fact, in today’s tutorial I will explain in detail how to make a TNT cannon on Minecraft . If you were wondering, the procedure in this guide is valid for both the Java version of Minecraft and for the mobile version available for smartphones and tablets. I will also show you where you can find the materials necessary for the construction of the cannon and introduce you to the use of a mod that will allow you to make this object in no time. In short, I can assure you that you will find bread for your teeth!

Courage: why are you still standing motionless in front of the screen? Are you going to go ahead and start shooting TNT crates in the air? I’d say yes, since you’ve come this far and are reading this tutorial with interest. Come on then, all you have to do is take a few minutes of free time, get comfortable and follow the quick instructions below. Having said that, there is nothing else for me to do, except to wish you happy reading and have fun!

How to build a TNT cannon on Minecraft

There are several steps to be followed to be able to make a TNT cannon on Minecraft: it starts from the collection of the necessary materials and arrives to the actual creation. Below are all the details of the case regarding the Java version of Minecraft .

Collect the necessary materials

Minecraft redstone repeater

Before going into detail on the procedure on how to make a TNT cannon on Minecraft , I think you may be interested to know more about where to find the materials necessary for the construction of this element in Survival mode. I remind you that in Creative mode you already have everything you need directly in your character’s inventory.

To build the cannon frame , I recommend using stone , as it is a material that is not too difficult to find. However, if you want to make a truly explosion-proof cannon (there is still TNT inside it, better not to take risks), you must use the obsidian .

To obtain obsidian , you need to have several buckets of water and pour the latter over the lava , in order to cool it and transform it into obsidian. After that, you can collect this item by using a diamond pickaxe .

Another essential element in the construction of the TNT cannon is the redstone . The latter can be found in mines : just use a pickaxe to collect this resource from the appropriate blocks (it can be recognized by the red elements on each face of the block). In addition, you will also need redstone boosters , which are made by joining 2 redstone torches together with 1 unit of redstone powder and 3 stone blocks .

You will then need a slab of the same material that you used for the construction of the TNT cannon frame: you can fabricate it by joining 3 units of stone / obsidian . To automatically load the TNT inside the cannon, you will also need to create distributors : just join 1 bow , 1 redstone powder and 7 crushed stone units . About the latter, I suggest you take a look at my tutorial on how to make a Cobblestone Generator , or an automatic generator of crushed stone blocks.

In addition to this, you need a bucket of water and a button . The latter can simply be a block of any material. Finally,  TNT can be achieved by combining 5 units of gunpowder and 4 units of sand . The latter can be found in desert biomes or near streams , while gunpowder is obtained, for example, by defeating creepers or witches .

In any case, if you really can’t find any material, I recommend you use the Minesearch online tool , which allows you to get all the necessary information to make any element included in Minecraft.

TNT Minecraft

All you have to do to “exploit” this service is to type the name of the object of your interest in the search bar located at the top right and select the most relevant result . Once this is done, you only need to write down the combination to create the object that appears on the screen and reproduce it within Minecraft.

How to make a TNT cannon on Minecraft

How to make a TNT cannon on Minecraft

After explaining what materials are needed to build a TNT cannon on Minecraft, I would say that you are ready to take action.

The first thing you need to do is place stone blocks on the ground, creating a 9 × 4 structure .

Minecraft stone structure

After that, place stone blocks to create a large ‘U’ in the center. Leave the central part of the structure empty, size 7 x 2 .

U Minecraft stone

Now, place 6 distributors on the right side of the structure and 1 distributor above the block in the lower left corner. Be careful: the distributors must have the exit holes facing the inside of the structure, otherwise they will not work correctly.

Minecraft distributor

Next, place the redstone powder in the blocks to the right of the 6 distributors and the next 2 blocks, while on the other side you must place 1 unit of redstone powder in front of the distributor, followed by 4 redstone boosters and 2 other redstone units . Remember to turn on the redstone boosters and leave a block between the two redstone strips blank.

2 Minecraft redstone repeater

Now place a block of stone in the middle of the redstone powder and place it behind a button .

Minecraft button

After that, put a block of stone and 1 stone slab in the front of the structure, so as to complete the frame of the cannon.

Minecraft stone slab

Now, go inside the cannon , between the blocks and the distributors, and destroy the stone block that is under the block with the button. Then use a bucket of water to slide it inside the frame.

Minecraft water bucket

Now you have to interact with the distributors and insert the TNT inside them  . Remember to also put the latter in the distributor on the bottom left.

TNT Minecraft cannon

Once this is done, you just have to press the button that you have placed in the block at the top and you will see that your cannon will work, making the TNT “fly”.

Minecraft finished TNT cannon

Perfect, you correctly made your TNT cannon on Minecraft . Seen? It wasn’t that difficult!

Mod to create a TNT cannon on Minecraft

Minecraft Forge Installer

Given the popularity of Minecraft, there is clearly no lack of a mod made by the community designed to create TNT cannons. The latter is called Myles’ Cannon Mod and I recommend that you apply it to version 1.10.2 of Minecraft.

The first thing you need to do to be able to use this mod is to configure the Forge profile , which will allow you to manage additional third-party content. To do this, go to the Forge official website and press on the version of Minecraft you use  (in the sidebar), remembering that it must be compatible with the mod.

At this point, press on the Installer item , open the forge- [version] -installer.jar file obtained and press OK , to confirm the installation. Now, if you are using Windows you must reach the path C: Users [name] AppDataRoaming.minecraftmods , while if you are using macOS you must go to ~ / Library / Application Support / minecraft / mods . If you don’t find the mods folder , create it manually.

Then, go to the CurseForge website and press the Download button on the right, in order to download the Myles’ + Cannon + Plus + Mod + [version] .jar file . Then place this file in the mods folder and start Minecraft Launcher . In the main screen of the program, click on the icon present at the bottom left and choose the Forge profile that you have just configured. After that, presses on the PLAY button .

Minecraft Launcher

Once in the game, possibly in Creative mode , press the E button on the keyboard , to access the inventory of your character. Now, click on the compass icon located at the top right and type ” cannon “.

TNT Cannon Mod Minecraft

At this point, you just have to select a cannon from those present (eg EF_TNT Cannon ), move it to the quick inventory bar and place it on the ground . Of course, you will also need to equip the cannonballs and press the cannon to make it work.

Cannonball Minecraft

Perfect, now you can create and use as many TNT cannons as you want!

How to make a TNT cannon on Minecraft PE

Minecraft PE

As for Minecraft PE , as you well know the game is essentially based on the same bases as the PC version and therefore in reality you can safely follow the procedure that I illustrated in the chapter on how to create a TNT cannon on Minecraft (the instructions are identical) .

The only aspect to keep in mind is the fact that the mod I mentioned in the previous chapter doesn’t work on Minecraft PE. Also, unfortunately I was unable to find a working mod for the latest mobile version of the Mojang title.

In any case, I assure you that Minecraft PE is a lot of fun even without a mod. In this regard, I advise you to consult the page of my site dedicated to Minecraft , where you will find countless guides that will explain what you can do within the game.