Hello! Lately in the past couple of days, I have been messing around and have come up with a couple of sorting machine for villagers. Their purpose is to sort villagers, according to what you think they trade for is a good price. If you think the trade from that villager is good, you press one button and they go to a holding area. if you think the trade is bad, press the other button and they go to another holding area, or they can die in lava, ect. Right now i have 2 different Machines, the VSM I and the VSM II.
I hope the download link works, after you click the link, you click the file then go to file>download. if it doesn't, can someone tell me how? I've never done this before and i have pics but also don't know how to upload those.
The VSM I was the first machine I made. It features a water elevator with a trapdoor separator (allows testificates one at a time), a furnace (optional), and is the smaller of my 2 designs. The water elevator is where the testificates come in, and they are then separated to different holding bays to do with them as you please. In this Model, the testificates are least likely to not make it through the sorting area (if they don't, just whack that button again), but the trap door separator is the most likely to let more than one testificate through. It has a manual call button, and will work for all your villager separating needs!
The VSM II is the second machine i made. Yes, it is bigger, but is designed to be more simpler to make. This model includes piston separation (isn't perfect yet), long delays for testificates to get through the channels (if they don't, just whack that button again), and features automatic calling via tripwire! Plus, when the testificates get through, you don't have to go around to the machinery to reach them, as they come out in the front.
OK, i know these machines aren't perfect, and often testificates do come down 2 at a time, and sometimes they can be stubborn going through the walkways, but that can't be helped. my main need is to maybe find a better system of just letting one testificate through at a time(with many in there, often multiple villagers push their way through). That would be a ton of help!