In Minecraft, it’s possible to automate myriad things, including a pumpkin or melon farm. In today’s tutorial, we’ll show you how to do this automation.
This farm was originally planned and presented by Youtuber Shulkercraft! It’s a straightforward process, if a little expensive when it comes to resources.
How to make an automatic melon or pumpkin farm in Minecraft
First step – get the resources
The first step is to get the resources. See the image above for the resources you will need.
Second step – dig the hole
The main part of the hole in the picture above is made up of 10 x 9 x 2 blocks. Dig additional space for the collection system on one side that is nine squares in length. The layers of this additional room follow this pattern from top to bottom: 3 * 2, 2 * 2, 1 * 2. In room 1 * 2, place the two chests. Your harvest melons will appear here.
Third step – place the funnels and torches
Place two funnels in front of the chest. Then go two blocks and dig a hole in the bottom of the farm. This hole has 1 * 10 * 2 blocks as shown in the picture above. You can place the redstone torches anywhere as long as they are placed in the bottom layer of this hole.
After that you need to dig another hole 1 * 1 * 2 blocks against the wall five blocks from the funnels and place a redstone torch in the bottom layer. If you need any help, follow the picture above.
Step four – build the rails
Once placed, cover the redstone torches with blocks so the hole is level. At this point, you will be adding the rails to the cart to go and collect loose melons or pumpkins. Follow the outline of the picture above. Place tensioned rails above the blocks with redstone torches underneath. This causes the feed wagon to continue to circulate and collect slices of melon and pumpkin and toss them into the feeders as it passes over them.
Fifth step – pour in water
This step is crucial but simple. Completely cover the rails with dirt. Leave a hole in the middle of the main square and place the plate you have in the bottom half of that hole. Then fill the top half with water. Follow the picture above for guidance.
Sixth step – plant
After your collection system is complete, you need to start building the farm. Using your hoe, prepare the dirt blocks in the checkerboard pattern shown above. Place the glowstone just above the water and flagstone block. This is a source of light for your melons to keep growing at night.
Seventh step – insert the pistons
The next few steps are a little tricky as you have to place them in a specific way to make sure the pistons are properly aligned. You need to place a cob over each block that is not plowed and planted. To do this, you’ll need to build a temporary roof over the farm, three blocks above the plowed ground.
After that, it’s time to insert the pistons. You need to crouch and slowly approach each piece of land you want to place a piston on. You should be facing up on the top of the dirt block, aiming at the corner closest to you, and placing the plunger. The picture above shows exactly how to do this.
When done, your farm should look like the picture above. It will be a piston block checkerboard pattern, but the opposite positioning of the blueprints. These cobs crush the pumpkins and melons as they grow on the block below them.
Eighth step – place the observers
This part is also complicated and needs to be followed exactly in order for the observers to be properly aligned. Between each piston there is an empty space above the plowed dirt. From the top of the farm, look between the cobs at the plants below. Move your cross so that it is on top of the plant’s hitbox. Place the observer. Use the picture above as an example of where your cross should be. Place an observer over each plant. These observers can tell when a block of pumpkin or melon has grown.
Step 9 – Place the Redstone
You have to put redstone dust on every observer. The observer acts as a power source and triggers redstone when it detects that a block of plants has grown.
Step ten – place a border and wait
Placing an edge is critical as it will ensure that the stems of the pumpkin and melon on the outside edge of the farm don’t accidentally produce blocks from the farm.
Your automated farm is 100% usable there.
Minecraft is an electronic game of the sandbox and survival genres that has no specific objectives to complete, leaving players free to choose how they want to play the game. However, there is a system of achievements and a final boss that must be defeated
Minecraft was originally launched by Mojang in 2009 and has versions for iOS, Android, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch.