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OK...so very new to Redstone, and their inner workings. I am trying to make an automated entry system, able to be opened by a switch from either side of my castle door.
I am following this tutorial piece by piece:
Then going through this tutorial for the making it a dual switch:
So far, piece one works fine with one switch. On the second part, making it a dual switch, is where the issue is. What would cause the circuit to keep repeating open then close? I went exactly as the tutorial stated...piece by piece two separate times. Each time, the circuit will keep repeating, so it does not work right.
Hoping that this behavior is soooooo evident that you would not need any additional pictures or explanation to know what I fudged up on (or whether there was a change that made this behavior happen).
There is not enough information here for anyone to help you. you would need to post some pictures of what you have made or a video. most likely you have a wire connecting to the wrong place. this might cause a loop and basically short circuit it causing it to continually open and close.
1. thats a really old tff design
2. I just had arm surgery so i can barely play minecraft, let alone make a tutorial
3. Check out this tutorial I gave someone else, it just does'nt use the same type of piston door, but same concept.
I hope this tutorial is what you are looking for. I'm not sure of your skill level with redstone so I have color coded each component of the circuit and built it to be easy to see and NOT compact at all. I recommend you build the circuit exactly as I have in the following pictures to see how it works. I'm sure you will be able to compact it however you wish by shortening redstone wiring.
2 Input T Flip-Flop to Piston Door:
(click spoiler to see the tutorial)
Step 1: Build your piston door and hallway leading to room and create inputs(blue) to each 3 pistons.
(repeat second picture on other side of door)
Note: Top repeaters are to balance the delay of the pistons to fire at same time.
Step 2: Place one input(red) on each side of piston door as shown:
Step 3: Link both inputs together with redstone so that there is one block of space between the linking redstone and the ground.
Step 4: Build a pulse limiter (cyan wool) as shown near first input.
(repeater set on 4 tick delay)
Step 5: Build a T Flip-Flop (green) near the output of the pulse limiter.
Step 6: Link the output of the pulse limiter to the input of the T flip-flop as shown:
Step 7: Connect the output of T Flip-Flop (purple) to both inputs of the pistons(blue). (Place a repeater in the same place as the picture to ensure power to both sides and so all pistons work at the same time)
Now you have built the whole circuit, you're done! Congrats! I hope this is what you needed. You can compact it very easily to look something like this:
(can probably get smaller than this too) Hint* place wiring from T flip-flop output to pistons underground*
One thing to take notice of when replicating designs from previous versions is the rules of redstone sometimes get tweaked. If i had to guess on the tff maybe a dust that used to point one way in an old version now points a new way... creating a clock (endless loop) where there was once a stable circuit.
From your description though you probably just need an XOR to make your two levers work together:
Run independent lines of dust from your levers into or over the top of the red input blocks.
Assuming 'switches' = levers in your post.
If you are using buttons a TFF is required and as posters above have said there are newer designs that should work better for you.