When used with Redstone, it can activate mechanism-related items, such as doors, pistons or TNT. When pressed, it will send a short pulse of power (lasting approximately 1 second, or 10 ticks) to any Redstone-powered item.
Inside snapshot 12w34a, a wood variation of the regular button was added and is created by placing a wood plank anywhere in the crafting grid.
- Wooden buttons have a longer delay than stone buttons. Stone buttons have a 1-second or 10 tick delay, and wooden buttons have a 1.5 second or 15 tick delay.
- Wooden buttons can act like levers in the fact that they can send a continuous redstone signal if shot with most types of projectiles.
- Stone buttons won't activate if an arrow is shot at them, possibly because it's heavier than wooden buttons.
- Wooden buttons can be used as fuel for furnaces, giving half an operation (a third of a plank's output).