Adds digital circuitry, including wires, buttons, lights, and even programmable controllers.

Building Machines / Electronics


Mesecons! They're yellow, they're conductive, and they'll add a whole new dimension to Minetest's gameplay.

Mesecons is a mod for Minetest that implements a ton of items related to digital circuitry, such as wires, buttons, lights, and even programmable controllers. Among other things, there are also pistons, solar panels, pressure plates, and note blocks.

Mesecons has a similar goal to Redstone in Minecraft, but works in its own way, with different rules and mechanics.

How do I use this thing?

How about a quick overview video?

Or maybe a comprehensive reference is your style?

An overview for the very newest of new beginners? How does this one look?

Want to get more into building? Why not check out the Mesecons Laboratory, a website dedicated to advanced Mesecons builders?

Want to contribute to Mesecons itself? Check out the source code!

Who wrote it anyways?

These awesome people made Mesecons possible!

Contributor Contribution
Hawk777 Code for VoxelManip caching
Jat15 Various tweaks.
Jeija Main developer! Everything.
Jordach Noteblock sounds.
khonkhortistan Code, recipes, textures.
Kotolegokot Nodeboxes for items.
minerd247 Textures.
Nore/Novatux Code.
RealBadAngel Fixes, improvements.
sfan5 Code, recipes, textures.
suzenako Piston sounds.
Uberi/Temperest Code, textures, documentation.
VanessaE Code, recipes, textures, design.
Whiskers75 Logic gates implementation.

There are also a whole bunch of other people helping with everything from code to testing and feedback. Mesecons would also not be possible without their help!

Alright, how can I use it?

All textures in this project are licensed under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Generic). That means you can distribute and remix them as much as you want to, under the condition that you give credit to the authors and the project, and that if you remix and release them, they must be under the same or similar license to this one.

All code in this project is licensed under the LGPL version 3 or later. That means you have unlimited freedom to distribute and modify the work however you see fit, provided that if you decide to distribute it or any modified versions of it, you must also use the same license. The LGPL also grants the additional freedom to write extensions for the software and distribute them without the extensions being subject to the terms of the LGPL, although the software itself retains its license.

No warranty is provided, express or implied, for any part of the project.



Do you recommend this mod?

  • Very useful mod

    The mod contains many interesting electronic components. I like making electronics circuits! I use this mod more than one year. I recommend it!

  • Ability of creating the base of very complex mechanisms

    Enormous amount af detectors, wires, etc

    Near infinite possibilities, especialy then also using digilines and digistuff

    There is a good documentation online, which makes easy to use the luacontroler.

    I use it every time I play minetest game :)

  • Great mod, but arcane and difficult for beginners

    It's a great mod that's clearly had a ton of effort put into it, but it's unfortunately confusing and difficult for the beginner to use. It's also practically impossible to build a contraption whose functionality is hidden behind a wall etc I found - or maybe I've just missed something.

  • Electric

    Mod is electric in nature and similar to minecraft redstone system infact better than redstone but just add one more thing to this mode which can shoot out projectiles like the minecraft dispenser

  • 1 of the best Minetest mods!

    One of the original mods, you can make some pretty cool stuff!

  • Red wire goes where ?

    It's amazing what you can build using this mod, I only wish it were faster on servers.

  • technik for beginners

    very cool mod,i love it! it adds simple technic and can automate things,also its used in many mods. one of the best mods i know!

  • Can make easier to add commands, or add common admin commands in init.lua?

    I've been trying to get the /spawnentity command working with command blocks, and I can't figure it out in one pass. It would help everyone if you added a number of common commands to the mesecons_commandblock files so we can just uncomment them and get to it. Privs should be checked first.

  • Useful!

    I use this on servers that have it and for private use. It is helpful for automated farming and cobblestone generation.

  • Great mod

    Great mod once you understand it, recommend it with mese_restriction if running on a creative server though.

  • Awesome mod

    title says it all, perfect in combination with pipeworks and technic

  • One of the best electronics mods

    Widely supported by mods, this is one of the best Minetest alternatives to Minecraft Redstone.

  • Very useful

    Mesecons is super useful and fun for automation.

  • Fun and Expendable but... At the Price of Stability in Performance and Unreliable Attending

    In short there is uncontained pistion cycling and it was left for many months before it recieved the attention that the fact it's a offical bug and queuned for 1.3 iteration of the mod. Source/Proof: Hopefully the mod maintainers will be attending and fix these considerably more promptly as possible. Given at the current rate I see it a serious concern for servers.


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