While I am learning java every day, I'm nowhere at the level where I should be to do this, I'm positive on this.
However, I'd still like to get my idea out on a hopefully recent version, so I don't have to start from scratch every update.
Try Project Red, it amy have what you are looking for.
It would *hopefully* make a few changes to vanilla redstone (ex. redstone can be powered up to level 100, redstone torches burn out, etc)
Redstone's power level is stored in it's metadata, a block can only have 16 metadata variants, redstone's power levels take up all of it's metadata, making it go to 100 would require a Tile Entity, which would take up a lot more space.
FULL LIST OF IDEAS
-New Power Source: Redstone Watt
Nevertheless, I would love to see this idea fleshed out a bit more, it seems interesting.
Also this belongs in Mod Requests/Ideas, you can report your own post and ask for this thread to be moved.
I had a separate idea to create a separate wire that could transfer 100 blocks, could making it a tile entity work?
It would be possible to make it transfer power 100 blocks without a tile entity as long as you left the possible power levels as 0-15. You don't want to use Tile Entities if you don't need to, the take up a lot more space on disk and on RAM.
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Please don't PM me asking for help, I will just redirect you to the appropriate forum, where there are others who are far more skilled than me.