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#1

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

I've been playing Skyblock for a while, and finally decided: My Cobblestone generator sucks. After failing to build a better one, I've decided to post a challenge to this forum to try and find a better design.

So here's the challenge: Build the best Cobblestone generator and post a picture(s) or video

Constraints:
-Use ONLY cobblestone, 1 water source, 1 lava source, and wood-based blocks (ex. trapdoor, sign)
-Make it safe
-Make sure the water will not turn to ice
-Lava and water must be somehow accessible
-Don't go crazy. This is meant for SkyBlock.

Goals:
-High efficiency
-Compact
-Easy to get large amounts of cobblestone

Ideas:
-Double, triple, etc. generators
-Making stone instead of cobblestone

May the best design win! Good Luck!
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#2

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:41 PM

I use

Make a 1x4x1 trench

dig another hole in one of the middle blocks

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Place Ice on the orphan block

Lava at the end of the other

break the ice

Cobble will gen

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There's a screenie of mine.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

View PostSkyshayde, on 11 July 2012 - 03:41 PM, said:

I use

Make a 1x4x1 trench

dig another hole in one of the middle blocks

1211

Place Ice on the orphan block

Lava at the end of the other

break the ice

Cobble will gen

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There's a screenie of mine.
^^^
One I use
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

Hm.. The one I use involves two lava sources. Can't help ya there, since you're in Skyblock. However, this may be of use:
http://www.minecraft...lestone_Farming
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:22 PM

View PostSkyshayde, on 11 July 2012 - 03:41 PM, said:

I use

Make a 1x4x1 trench

dig another hole in one of the middle blocks

1211

Place Ice on the orphan block

Lava at the end of the other

break the ice

Cobble will gen

Posted Image

There's a screenie of mine.
i use that kind of cobblestone generator too in my oceanblock survival world and its really efficient  so i would suggest using that one but it seems you dont like that kind you could also try making one like this   __        __ -side view    ____________    -top view
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:41 PM

I've got a few that provide multiple blocks of cobble stone at once.  Posted Image Posted Image

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Basic cobble generator.

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Two at once, still with one water and one lava source!

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Four at the same time, again with one of each source.

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This happened when I got carried away...

To prevent water from freezing, just put a block above the water source.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:47 PM

View Postchobbis2, on 11 July 2012 - 04:41 PM, said:

I've got a few that provide multiple blocks of cobble stone at once.  Posted Image Posted Image

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Basic cobble generator.

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Two at once, still with one water and one lava source!

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Four at the same time, again with one of each source.

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This happened when I got carried away...

To prevent water from freezing, just put a block above the water source.
Great thinking, Nice one!

I've seen this one triple generator thats really simple. It fits entirely in the sky block basic island. Does anyone know it?
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:56 PM

Something like this?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:03 PM

Just to show off my cobblestone generator. Read first --> (doesn't really fits skyblock I think, need some hefty resources too, but you can use this on other maps I guess? or if you had donate some bucks to server you can access those on creative mode. just watch the video and don't hate me Posted Image )

I don't know what skyblock looks like (crappy intenet), but this is the best cobblestone generator I find, it's(maybe) had 100% collection ratio Posted Image , of course it doesn't came cheap Posted Image .

(skip to 5:25 to see it work, skip to 7:30 to see it builded)
(Detail: need 4x3 area, 4 piston, 1 sticky piston, some redstone, 1 lava source, 2 water souce (make an infinite water source), and some other stuff too (just watch the video, it can be build on land, sea, underground, even air!))

It work so good, and more importantly IT'S NOT UGLY LOOKING! But it need much resources though Posted Image , so I believe you are not gonna take this one as your cobblestone generator. (it's fine to just show off right? And please don't hate me Posted Image )

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

View PostEaglesCommander, on 11 July 2012 - 05:03 PM, said:

Just to show off my cobblestone generator. Read first --> (doesn't really fits skyblock I think, need some hefty resources too, but you can use this on other maps I guess? or if you had donate some bucks to server you can access those on creative mode. just watch the video and don't hate me Posted Image )

I don't know what skyblock looks like (crappy intenet), but this is the best cobblestone generator I find, it's(maybe) had 100% collection ratio Posted Image , of course it doesn't came cheap Posted Image .

(skip to 5:25 to see it work, skip to 7:30 to see it builded)
(Detail: need 4x3 area, 4 piston, 1 sticky piston, some redstone, 1 lava source, 2 water souce (make an infinite water source), and some other stuff too (just watch the video, it can be build on land, sea, underground, even air!))

It work so good, and more importantly IT'S NOT UGLY LOOKING! But it need much resources though Posted Image , so I believe you are not gonna take this one as your cobblestone generator. (it's fine to just show off right? And please don't hate me Posted Image )
Great idea, but no redstone allowed (theres none in SkyBlock). Sorry.

View Postchobbis2, on 11 July 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

Something like this?

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That is quite compact, and seems rather fast. Good job!
(new best design in topic)
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:50 PM

View PostJSSarfin, on 11 July 2012 - 04:11 PM, said:

Hm.. The one I use involves two lava sources. Can't help ya there, since you're in Skyblock. However, this may be of use:
http://www.minecraft...lestone_Farming
I'd still like to see it.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:46 PM

dig a 1 height 3 width and 3 length hole on the outside of each side dig a hole 2 deep 1 block wide then behind the hole dig a 1 block hole then put water at the end of each hole and put lava in the middle then run around in circles mine the cobble in your path its super efficient and if theres enough lag you never lose a piece although you run through picks super fast

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:22 PM

Whenever I start skyblock, I begin the generator by digging down 1 from my spawn, 2 towards the chest, and 2 towards the tree.   then, the hole that's next to spawn on the tree side, I dig down one more to control the water flow.  Then I put water under the tree and the lava by the chest (Chests don't burn so the ground catching fire on that side is far less disastrous) I then put a block on top of the water to prevent freezing. (also dig out 1 in the other 2 directions from the spawn block and put a block behind that so I have a hole to stand in while collecting cobblestone

After expanding my island a bit, I take that apart and this is usually the design I go with.
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Sometimes I put a water flow under the generated block too so I can just tape down the mouse button & leave while steve breaks the blocks as they generate & the water brings them to me while I do something productive for a few minutes until the pick breaks.
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:41 AM




just showing off! it produces 150 blocks per minute(!) and it is pretty easy to create in survival :)

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

I've a Quad generator that's high efficiency, but it's 5x5x4. Is that any use to you? (5x5x5 actually if you include the anti-freezing bit!)

It's 1 lava + 1 water!

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:10 AM

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Saw Chobbis' Cobble Gen and thought, why not throw a auto piston machine to it?
The Lever is for both starting and killing the redstone. (It also stops on its own after pushing around 10 cobblestone out.)
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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:30 AM

I made some simple and easy generators, I couldn't think of a more efficient way.

This one is pretty hard and inefficient, though.
-Its not completed, it takes too much space and I don't like it.

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Simple 1 and 2 - Vice versa (Lava/water)

This is the best design I made. 8 stones!
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And lastly, the simple (optional count) generator.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:49 AM

This is the AFK cobblestone generator
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This is the front
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And the back
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How to make the generator keeps working until your pick broke

1. Stand very close into the cobblestone spot
2. change your attack button into keyboar key that can be pressed by something heavy
3. for unlimited AFK-ing, use diamond pick with Unbreaking III (Not recommended)
4. Press the attack button with some thing heavy while spoting the cobblestone in the middle
5. Now just go AFK-ing (Recommended, make it in some place safe

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:39 AM

Here's a fairly simple one. Cheap and efficient, mine first then collect:
(Can't use image extension for some reason but im new here)

Front: http://imageshack.us...5/2612/legx.png
Top:   http://img46.imagesh...46/499/ho5s.png
Right: http://img829.images...9/9283/jbjo.png
Left:   http://img801.images...1/1982/pz0q.png
Back: http://img845.images...5/9964/07yq.png

18 cobblestone ( to build the gen)
7 pressure plates (wood ,cobble etc.)
1 water
1 lava
Space:5x5x4

Hoped this helped! (this is my first Minecraft forum reply)