The Best Technology Mods for Minecraft (Forge)

Forge mods that let players create tools or machines within Minecraft!
Britt Britt (157)

Most likely, any mod you could want or dream of for Minecraft has already been developed, which is where this guide comes in! As an avid Minecraft player, I’ve recently become obsessed with Forge Minecraft mods and expanding my technological skills.

This guide will go through the best technology mods available for Minecraft Forge that let players create tools or machines within Minecraft. While some add simple building tools, others let you build usable computers or automated machinery! So whether you’re hosting a survival multiplayer server or you’re playing alone, you’ll find a mod that opens up your world even more!

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tinkers construct forge mod minecraft

By mDiyo

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.16

Tinkers Construct is a hefty mod that enables players to modify and combine tools to make new ones. You can add modifiers to tools, repair and upgrade them, and sharpen them to change the harvest level.

mekanism forge mod minecraft

By bradyaidanc

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.15, 1.16

This is the biggest tech mod on this list, and the only one you’ll need on a modded server. Mekanism adds a multitude of low, mid, and high tier machinery to automate anything you can imagine. There are jetpacks, a digital miner, fusion reactor, and a cute robot that follows you around. There are add-on modules as well that add more generators, tools and armor, extra mobs, and various blocks.

ultimate car mod forge mod minecraft

By henkelmax

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

If your server has a futuristic or simply modern technological focus, then consider adding this vehicle mod to it. With seven different car types, each with a plethora of color options, this is an immersive mod that is worth learning to use. Cars actually make a sound when running or moving, take damage, use fuel, and is affected by the environment temperature! It even has road blocks which cars will move faster on and a fuel production system.

computercraft cc tweaked forge mod minecraft

By SquidDev

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

Get ready for a meta scenario: building a computer while using a computer. This mod adds programmable and buildable computers into Minecraft. Based on the beloved-but-dead ComputerCraft mod, there are pocket computers, multi-dimensional communications, and even peripherals. It’s a complex but rewarding mod that is perfect for those familiar with coding and technology.

iron jetpacks forge mod minecraft

By BlackBr0

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

One of the best type of mods out there are ones that let you create custom items. While Iron Jetpacks includes pre-designed jetpacks, it also allows for players or server administrators to configure custom ones! The directions are easy to follow and explain everything you might need to know about designing a jetpack for the mod. I highly recommend this for those who want a unique gameplay or just like tinkering with mods!

mob farm grinding utils forge mod minecraft

By vadis365

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.16

Anyone who plays Minecraft enough knows that mob farms can be incredibly useful. However, in vanilla Minecraft, mob farming can get either boring or impossible to complete. The Mob Grinding Utils mod allows those who love to play with redstone the chance to get creative with building mob farms. It also enables those who just want to quickly build and move on the power to do so.

compact machines forge mod minecraft

By davenonymous

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.16

One of the more difficult parts of creating redstone machines is their appearance. Because of how you have to place blocks, it’s hard to build around them or within an already created structure. Compact Machines helps with that! Inside each machine block, are rooms to build whatever machine or contraption you could want. This way you can save space and time with having to build around it!

building gadgets forge mod minecraft

By Direwolf20

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

When you’re a builder in Minecraft, it seems as if each build just gets bigger and bigger. No matter what dirt hut you start in, somehow you’ve ended up building an entire compound with villagers. While in singleplayer you can always go into creative, on survival multiplayer worlds, that usually isn’t possible. Building Gadgets is a mod that helps you build easier. It has multiple gadgets for placing blocks, exchanging them, copy/paste, or even destroying.

refined storage forge mod minecraft

By raoulvdberge

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

One of the first redstone designs I learned was an automatic storage system. Being able to just drop items into a chest and have them go into organized chests made playing in survival so much easier. What can I say, I’m an organized person! Refined Storage is a mass storage mod that enables players to create a network-based storage system. Simply put, this allows you to use one interface to set up and manage your items or fluids! These systems can be as complex or simple as you want, so it’s adaptable for any type of player!

immersive engineering forge mod minecraft

By BluSunrize

Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

Some Minecraft players prefer realism to fantasy (and that’s completely fine). For those players, Immersive Engineering is a perfect addition to a modpack. It allows players to play with technology and engineering without mechanics that aren’t like real life. Instead of a block that creates dust from ore, this mod includes a crusher which breaks ore into particles. It’s a mod that was inspired by games like BioShock to create a more realistic look rather than futuristic.

Fabric mods that let players create tools or machines within Minecraft!
Britt Britt (157)

Most likely, any mod you could want or dream of for Minecraft has already been developed, which is where this guide comes in!