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How to make a clock in Minecraft?

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How to make a clock in Minecraft?

Crafting the right tools for the job is very important in Minecraft. It’s also important to keep upgrading or enchanting your tools as you progress in the game and gain access to better resources. 

In this article, we’re talking about how to make a clock in Minecraft, which is a rather important tool in the game, just as it is in real life.

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Clocks in Minecraft

Minecraft clocks show the sun and the moon’s position relative to the horizon. This can help tell the time and figure out when to go to sleep. These clocks represent time by cycling between a blue background with sunlight or a black, moonlit background.

Apart from being a helpful tool, clocks can also be placed in an item frame and used as a cosmetic decoration in your Minecraft house. 

Crafting clocks in Minecraft

You need two items to craft clocks in Minecraft:

  • Gold Ingots: Obtained by smelting gold ore or raw gold in a furnace. You can find gold in Y level 0-32 in all biomes and Y level 32-79 in badlands biomes. It requires an iron pickaxe or better to mine.
  • Redstone: Obtained by mining Redstone ore. You can find Redstone in Y levels 1-16 in all biomes and can only be mined using an iron pickaxe or better. 

Once you have the items required, follow these steps to craft a clock. Remember that crafting clocks requires a 3 x 3 crafting grid, meaning you need a crafting table at the ready.

Step 1: Walk up to your crafting table, and right-click to interact.

How to make a clock in Minecraft?

Step 2: Arrange the gold ingots and Redstone powder as shown in the image below. 

How to make a clock in Minecraft?

Once the clock is crafted, you can move it to your inventory and use it to tell the time. Keep in mind that clocks are stackable; you can store as many as 64 clocks in a single inventory slot.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: