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I'm trying to make a variation on the sticky-piston hidden door, in which two sticky pistons are activated by a pressure plate in a corridor to reveal either a hidden room, or a treasure chest, or trap, or anything else.

Stepping on the pressure plate would turn off the circuit so that one sticky piston pulls a block up into the ceiling, and the other pulls a block down into the floor. The resultant opening is one block wide by two blocks high.

The problem is I don't know how to wire the redstone vertically. A basic sticky-piston door is easy, as long as the blocks slide left or right but are harder to hide, which is why I want up-down activation. I just can't figure out the signal transmission.

I got half of it working - the down part - after I first posted this. It's getting the current to run up that is giving me trouble. I tried mirror-inverting my system for down to up and it didn't working

I have shredded Google trying to find a tutorial for vertical piston doors, but have failed to find anything. Can somebody give me a step-by-step or the link to a video tutorial in which this has already been done?

Thanks!

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What difference between horizontal and vertical configurations is giving you trouble? Is it transferring redstone signal up/downwards? Or you have trouble "plugging" redstone into vertical pistons? Or you want to put the pressure plate right next to a door? –  Orc JMR Oct 6 '13 at 2:58
    
@OrcJMR - I got half of it working - the down part - after I posted this. It's getting the current to run up that was giving me trouble. I was trying to mirror-invert my system for down to up and it wasn't working, but I think I should be fine now with hedgehog1029's screenshots to guide me. –  Seann Oct 7 '13 at 3:10
    
I edited the question to include the crux of your trouble (vertical wiring), so that should keep it from getting closed as "unclear" now. –  SevenSidedDie Oct 8 '13 at 23:06
    
@SevenSidedDie Cool. Thanks. :) –  Seann Oct 9 '13 at 16:42

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It's actually pretty simple. Have some screenshots.
This is the Redstone overview: (those are upside-down half slabs)

vertical sticky piston door screenshot 1

(also, the Redstone at the back leads to another pressure plate, but that's not important)
This is the door open:

vertical sticky piston door screenshot 2 And some more Redstone:

vertical sticky piston door screenshot 3 vertical sticky piston door screenshot 4

The two pressure plates and their respective Redstone:

vertical sticky piston door screenshot 5

If you need some more help contact me by replying!

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Never thought of using half slabs! Thanks! –  Seann Oct 7 '13 at 3:10
    
No problem! If you need any help on anything else don't hesitate –  hedgehog1029 Oct 7 '13 at 18:55
    
I hope you don't mind that I streamlined your design a little. :P –  Seann Oct 9 '13 at 16:45

OK...

Here's what I've got (slightly more compact variation on the way hedgehog1029 has shown, above):

screenshot

The block beside the arrow has a redstone torch on the side of the next block under it that can't be seen from that angle, exactly as shown in hedgehog1029's third screenshot, above.

I have since moved the redstone torches and wiring around a bit so the door is flush with the wall.

I started with hedgehog1029's design so I had a functional model from which to base my revisions, then tweaked it as I went, and the above is my finished version, and without that help, I think it would have taken me a long time to figure it out, so thanks a ton!

:D

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No problem! Redstone torches can be strange at times, so I understand your issues. –  hedgehog1029 Oct 10 '13 at 18:16

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