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Old 5th July 2011, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As the title may suggest, I did a bit of playing around with pistons and took some screenshots.

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If given enough room and resources, I'd be glad to install either of these systems into your homes if you like.

Here's the world if you would like to look at it yourself: Yami's Redstone Facility.
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Old 7th July 2011, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice!

I've been working on a test model for mine too. It's 2 wide, 3 high, and forms a seemless wall (with a liquid fall (water for now, lava later) over the front until the switch is thrown. Will be tied into the combination lock I showed you guys earlier.

Next step, is to have it also trigger flaming arrows at anyone who uses the wrong code!
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Old 7th July 2011, 02:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. I think I will have a look at that.

Edit: Umm... Where do I put them?

Re-edit: nvm
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Old 8th July 2011, 07:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Now I have just completed my new trapdoor type of entrance with pistons. It looks like ordinary flat sandy ground, but when you press a button a hole opens up and a staircase emerges

It sounds easier than it was, the logic part of it was not easy, with three memory circuits and a lot of close quarter connection quirks
And the logic takes 10 times as much room as the entrance itself...

But now that I've gotten it to work I'll copy the construction over to my main base on the survival server for all to see and use once the pistons are added.

I also found out that pistons will work good as cart dispensers in our railway station. I will upgrade the spawn station as well once the server is upgraded.

You can also make wheat fields that are easy to harvest thanks to pistons, all you do is you contain a water spring with a piston, and then grow the wheat in a ditch below. When the piston opens the water flows out and auto-harvest the crops. Although when I tried it I seemed to get less wheat than I should have, but that requires more observations before I can say anything definite.
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Nice images and idea
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Old 8th July 2011, 01:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You can also make wheat fields that are easy to harvest thanks to pistons, all you do is you contain a water spring with a piston, and then grow the wheat in a ditch below. When the piston opens the water flows out and auto-harvest the crops. Although when I tried it I seemed to get less wheat than I should have, but that requires more observations before I can say anything definite.
True, you get less wheat through water harvesting than by harvesting it manually. Not sure about using pistons on the side to hit the wheat though, haven't tested that.
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I built the opposite to Daed, and set of stairs that appear from nowhere and the roof opens up in to allow access to the next level, in what appears to be an otherwise normal hallway.

Plus some interesting things based on timing.

Any good programs for youtubing MC? Screenshots don't really do piston creations justice.
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Old 8th July 2011, 06:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Not sure about using pistons on the side to hit the wheat though, haven't tested that.
I tested that and it doesn't work. It both destroys the crops and make the tilled dirt into a normal dirt block. Totally useless
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Old 8th July 2011, 09:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have built a hallway of death in my Single player test world, basically (video filmed just need to edit it, and upload it) 2 sticky pistons on top of each other drive blocks into the hallway these are driven by a rapid pulser with 2 redstone repeaters to allow for time variance.
this is repeated 4 times (2 on each side meaning at some point all 4 cubes of the hallway is closed because of the pistons)

now I alter the timing on each one so they all pulse at different rates meaning there is sometimes a void and some times that nice void turns out to be crush trap central.

it's fun, I am thinking of doing a trap door in it too
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I built the opposite to Daed, and set of stairs that appear from nowhere and the roof opens up in to allow access to the next level, in what appears to be an otherwise normal hallway.

Plus some interesting things based on timing.

Any good programs for youtubing MC? Screenshots don't really do piston creations justice.
I use Fraps.
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