I have a redstone contraption conundrum that's driving me crazy! I'm trying to build a secret base entrance that's essentially a 2 step process. I will have the regular hidden door attached to sticky pistons deal, but I also am trying to add a pop up staircase. My entrance is a level below the rest of my base, so what I'd love to be able to do is have hidden steps to get up into it. My thought was to walk in, push a button/pull a lever, and magically the floor in front of the door opens up, stairs come up, then the door opens; then walk through and do another action to reverse the process. Ideally, I'd like to be able to do both open and close from either side of the wall. I cant quite figure out the circuitry and timing though, and it's hurting my brain. Any ideas/suggestions/previous builds I can learn from? Thanks in advance
The easiest way to build the door circuit first and see it works in a creative/test world, the build the staircase circuit separately and check it works.
Also messaure the time it takes going through the door and how long it take to open. This time you need to know, because you want a slight delay of the stairs, when you power the redstone circuit. Then you need the time of stairs to open, and the time you can walk up the stairs, because that is about the time you want the stairs to powered, plus a slight more.
You build the wirring to your stair case model, and check the timming is right before you link it to the door. You are going to repeaters for this, so keep in mind that repeaters only sent signals one way and you have to add another circuit line to do it the opposite way. And find a way lock both lines, so they don't close on you. It is not difficult, if you make models of every part of the circuit first(There is three commponents in this circuit, the door, the stairs, in which are the easy part, making repeater circuits is tad more difficult, but still in easy end of redstone realm), it is just highly annoying to do. The single components of the project is very beginner friendly, but the project itself is not so easy it can be a first project, second project, third project, or even fourth project.