# How to make a simple portable rapid piston toggler?

I plan to bury an ocean monument under sand.

To do this, I'll need a simple mechanism of a piston toggling fast, as I drop new sand blocks as it pushes them away, that way I get up to 12 blocks long, full ocean depth strip filled with sand. Then move the piston and its mechanism, and fill another strip, and another...

The part I need is clocking the piston to keep moving. Doesn't need to be elaborate - just the opposite, should be as simple as possible, to reduce the work needed moving the mechanism, and milk consumption (due to "mining fatigue under which I'll likely work.)

So - what simplest redstone circuit will make the piston toggle pretty fast?

(extra requirement, at least early on: circuit doesn't extend downwards below the piston; there will be water beneath the initial surface isle, the "block under lillypad" trick used to create the first "stepping stone", and a bucket of lava to expand it rapidly into a small floating isle. So the circuit may be flat or go up or sideways, but not down).

• What about a simple Clock?
– dly
Apr 3, 2017 at 10:27
• Also why move the whole thing every time when you could leave it at the shore and connect the Piston using simple Redstone wire and maybe some repeaters.
– dly
Apr 3, 2017 at 10:35
• @dly: maybe because shore is a bit far :) But yeah, a stationary clock and just extending redstone line from the 'isle' is a good thought.
– SF.
Apr 3, 2017 at 10:56
• observers facing each other would be the fastest for its size Apr 15, 2017 at 1:17

## 1 Answer

I recommend a comparator clock. Simple to build. Faster then observer clock.

Make sure comparator is in subtraction mode. (Right click it to turn on front torch)

Edit: I just remembered, that clock is actually too fast for piston to cycle. Have to add a repeater to slow it one tick.

You can also slow clock more by adjusting repeater.

With repeater, clock rate will now be the same as an observer clock so I would use whichever is easiest to acquire.