Minecraft 'Redstone Update' coming March 13

The long promised Redstone Update for Minecraft has been given a date for next week. You can wait until March 13 to grab the new update, or you can hit the pre-release that's already available.

As previously reported the update will add variable signal strength for redstone, a new "capacitor" block, a daylight detector, fireworks, and Nether ore for the capacitors.

Other new additions and pre-release details were announced on the Mojang blog. The update will also add a hopper and a dropper, both mechanisms for moving items around. An Activator Rail will trigger TNT minecarts. New building materials include a block of redstone, nether brick and ore, and quartz.