As many people know, redstone is tricky to deal with do to it connecting all together.
The idea is to make "wire" which craft recipe can be 3 rubber on the top, 3 redstone in the middle, and 3 ruber on the bottom. Where do you get wire, though? Well many items can be dropped from trees, and incorporating it into the leaves drops can make an easy way to get rubber.
Wires will function like redstone, but be able to be seperate from one another when placed next to each other. This will be very helpful when it comea to doing redstone.