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Post graduate student (Information Systems) at the University of Auckland. Systems Integration and EDI trainer at Flow Software (NZ). Founder of Thought-Wired.

Geek, problem solver, enthusiast. 

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accepted How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
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comment What tools do you use to help you build structures?
+1 to sand/gravel vertical scaffolds.
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comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
More experiments to be done then. I will report back.
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comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
experimentation shows that in a certain set up it would break in half the times. So now I'm trying to figure out why only in half
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comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
Ok, this is nicely put together. Yet we are still at a loss in terms of knowing for sure when this might happen, e.g. at what clock speed (if a piston is driven by a clock) sand would break because the piston head (or other blocks propelled by it) go up quicker than the top sand block lands?
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comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
Thanks @Shinrai
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comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
Ok this answer is closer to what I was looking for. However, how is it possible that the block that is breaking is moving faster than the one underneath (and therefore manages to "catch up" with the block underneath)? Hm..
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comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
@Shinrai I understand. Yet I don't see any definite pattern in when it breaks and when it does not and that's what I am trying to find out: the conditions under which it will break and under which it won't
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comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
Try to put a tower of sand 5-6 blocks tall on a piston and then hook the piston up to a fast clock. That should be a good demonstration.
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comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
They would break when they land on other blocks of the same type too, e.g. when you have a tower of sand/gravel in an elevator-like mechanism.
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comment Is it possible to lift a block from the bottom of the map to the top using pistons?
@Keaanu However, timing with sand/gravel is critical since they will break if you allow the blocks to bounce in the stack..