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How to Make a Telescope in Minecraft


If you're looking to enhance your Minecraft experience, building a telescope can be a great addition. With a telescope, you can zoom in and explore the world from a different perspective, making it easier to spot distant structures, players, or even secret locations.

Materials Needed

  • 1 Glass Block
  • 2 Iron Ingots
  • 4 Sticks

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Gather Materials

Before you begin crafting your telescope, make sure you have the necessary materials listed above. You can find glass blocks by smelting sand in a furnace, and iron ingots can be obtained by smelting iron ore.

Step 2: Open Crafting Table

Once you have the materials, open the crafting table in Minecraft. The crafting table interface will have a 3x3 grid where you can place and arrange items for crafting.

Step 3: Crafting the Telescope

In the crafting table, place the materials according to the following pattern:

	| I | G | I |
	| S | G | S |
	|   | S |   |

Legend: I = Iron Ingot, G = Glass Block, S = Stick

Step 4: Collecting the Telescope

Once you've placed the materials in the correct pattern, the telescope will appear in the result box. Simply drag it into your inventory to collect it.

Using the Telescope

To use the telescope in Minecraft, simply equip it, and then right-click while holding it. This will activate the zoom feature, allowing you to see things from a greater distance.

Use the scroll wheel on your mouse to adjust the level of zoom. Scrolling up will zoom in, magnifying the view, while scrolling down will zoom out, returning to the regular view.

Explore the Minecraft world with your new telescope and keep an eye out for hidden treasures and landmarks you may have missed before!


Crafting a telescope in Minecraft can greatly enhance your gameplay experience, allowing you to discover new locations and view your surroundings in detail. With a telescope, you'll have a better chance of finding rare items, spotting mobs or players from afar, and overall making your adventures more exciting.

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