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Double-extender piston?

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#1

Melkior_Wiseman

Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:21 PM

Would it be useful to have a piston which can extend 2 blocks instead of 1 block?

I'm thinking that when a signal is applied, the arm extends 1 block taking the same time as a normal piston and then extends another 1 block again in the same time as a normal piston, so the overall time taken is twice as long as for a normal piston.  it would be a "clunk-clunk" two step process each way, extending and retracting.

I'd think that this would make it easier to construct drawbridges, for one thing.  Probably also elevators.  There would be less need for redstone circuitry and tricky timing of signals.

Crafting would be one sticky piston on the bottom, an iron bar in the middle and either an ordinary or a sticky piston at the top.  The result would be either an ordinary or a sticky double-extender piston.

The double-extender piston would behave just like an ordinary piston on each extension or retraction.  If the piston could only extend one block (by meeting the block push limit or by hitting obsidian), it would simply stop and subsequently only retract one block.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:43 PM

There is a mod for that http://www.minecraft...ild-by-smeagol/ I am not sure whether it has been updated for 1.6 or not.
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#3

RamblinWreckGT
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

I like the idea. It seems like a good candidate for a potential future item (hoppers used to be just mod items, as did pistons themselves).

I also like the sound of a double double-extender piston extender.

#4

Melkior_Wiseman

Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

View PostRamblinWreckGT, on 13 July 2013 - 05:48 PM, said:

I like the idea. It seems like a good candidate for a potential future item (hoppers used to be just mod items, as did pistons themselves).

I also like the sound of a double double-extender piston extender.
I hope you're joking.  I think a double-extender is worthwhile but anything over that would be too complicated.

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RamblinWreckGT
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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

View PostMelkior_Wiseman, on 15 July 2013 - 06:09 PM, said:

I hope you're joking.  I think a double-extender is worthwhile but anything over that would be too complicated.

I meant the sound of the name, so yes, I was joking. But that actually seems less complicated than four pistons would be in a circuit that calls for a quadruple extender.

#6

achilles9982

Posted 16 July 2013 - 04:08 AM

Honestly, double extenders are not hard to make, you can use an ABBA gate or just power the place where the second will be before the first is powered.  Triple extenders are when it gets harder.