How can I get my redstone to activate adjacent pistons?

  • I'm trying to create my first circuit in minecraft:

    • a - pressure plate
    • p - piston
    • d - dirt
    • - or | - redstone

     

    a----dddd
         pppp
    

    Pistons are placed over the dirt and there's water under the dirt.

    I'm trying this but it doesn't work:

    a-------
         ddd
         ppp
    

    This also doesn't work:

    ----
    a ||
      dd
      pp
    

    This does work, but only if pistons aren't adjacent

    a--------
        | | |
        d d d
        p p p
    

    Here are two screenshots:

    This doesn't work

    doesn't work

    This works:

    enter image description here

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say try placing a redstone repeater before every piston if possible. I'm not sure that'll help though.

  • Alexis King

    Alexis King Correct answer

    9 years ago

    There are actually a large number of different ways you can do this. Perhaps the simplest is using redstone repeaters, like so:

    There's also the design proposed by StrixVaria, which uses elevated redstone:

    But there are even more ways you can do this. Here are a few:

    Take your pick!

    +1 cause while it may be possible with out repeaters, you should get used to using them. Almost every compact redstone construction will require them somewhere to make sure the redstone power is flowing in the right direction.

    @James Use repeaters if there is a reason to use repeaters. Don't use them just for the sake of getting into a good habit.

    @Maxpm Yes I completely agree that good habbits are a thing to be avoided!

    @James In this situation, I'd agree with Maxpm. It seems to be that while repeaters solve the problem, there's no good reason to use them over other methods here.

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