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I'm trying to build an automatic cobblestone generator but my piston won't connect to my red stone. The redstone line just stays a blotch and won't connect. Help me!

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A screenshot would really help in this instance. If you can, try showing just the redstone components. –  MBraedley Feb 3 '13 at 22:33
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Upload the screenshot to imgur.com and paste the link into the question. –  ChrisF Feb 3 '13 at 23:08
    
Actually, the post editing interface has an option to directly upload and embed an image. It uses imgur in the background, but it's simpler. –  murgatroid99 Feb 3 '13 at 23:35
    
@murgatroid99 - As Connor is a new user, he doesn't have access to post images. (This is to prevent spam-bots posting images). gaming.stackexchange.com/privileges/new-user –  Robotnik Feb 4 '13 at 0:30
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And now he can post images. –  murgatroid99 Feb 4 '13 at 0:32
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I had some similar issues with a minecart dispenser. A couple of things that (I believe caused my piston to not activate, were:

  • I couldn't have the redstone approach at an angle, and
  • The redstone couldn't be above or below the piston.

So, make sure that your redstone is 'touching' a bottom edge of the piston (not a top, and not underneath), and the piece of restone touching the piston is connected in a straight line to another piece.

This,

--[]
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Not this

-[]
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(Top-down view)

Key:

- or | : Redstone wire
  []   : Piston
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