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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:20 AM

Basic Minecraft Elevators

In this tutorial we'll be talking about three basic types of elevators that can be built in Minecraft. The elevators are:

  • Redstone/Piston elevator
  • Water/sign elevator
  • Minecart elevator



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Each elevator has its advantages and disadvantages. However, we'll discuss that later on.


Piston Elevator

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A piston elevator is quite simple. A sticky piston pushes the player into a wall. Since suffocation is disabled on TeamExtreme, the player is pushed upward until there is at least a two block high gap.

This elevator is good for tall structures, e.g. roof access from ground level.

Materials needed:
· Two sticky pistons
· Two redstone torches
· Four redstone dust
· At most a stack of any type of block (that redstone can be placed ontop of).

Use the pictures to build the elevator. The pictures are self-explanatory.

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Pros:
  • Fast
  • Simple
  • Doesn't require too many materials
  • Actually elevator shaft is only 1x1.

Cons:
  • Only works on TE
  • If used in SSP they player will suffocate.
  • Big delay between pushing the button and pistons moving.
  • Can't be used to go down.
  • Can only be used by one player at a time.
  • Pistons and redstone must be used at every stop on the elevator.
  • Piston/redstone assembly must be built at every elevator stop (floor level).




Water Elevator

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The water elevator is one of the earliest elevator designs in Minecraft. Like the piston elevator it’s quite simple; the player swims upward to ascend and floats down to descend. The elevator’s design prevents suffocation.

This elevator is good for small to medium sized structures. Tall structures should either use the piston or minecart elevator system(s).

Materials needed:
· Several water buckets
· 10+ signs
· At least two stacks of blocks (used as elevator shaft, glass panes recommended)

Directions:
1. READ THIS TUTORIAL BEFORE CONSTRUCTING THE WATER ELEVATOR! You need to construct your building with this elevator design in mind. You'll find out later.
2. Start out by building the elevator shaft. The design should be like that below.Posted Image
3. You need to place a signpost at the opening of the elevator shaft. Otherwise your ground floor will become flooded.
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4.Place water behind the sign post.
EDIT : Thynell pointed out that it's not necessary to place water behind the ground level sign post. However, this only applies to the ground level entrance.
5. Place a sign above the water.

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6. Repeat.
7. Instead of continuing building the elevator shaft, start constructing the second floor. Place a sign in the opening of the shaft.

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8. Continuing the elevator shaft is pretty simple. Just repeat steps 3-7.

Note: Design your buildings with this elevator design in mind. Floors with odd numbered height mesurements will not be able to support this elevator. Refer to the picture below; I'm not very good at explaining this stuff.
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Pros
· Can be used to go upward and downward.
· Can be used as decoration.
· Compact
· Can be used by more than one player at a time.
Cons
· As slow as using a ladder.
· Lag can slow down ascent and descent.
· Griefers can create a giant mess by breaking the elevator shaft walls.
· Requires lots of building materials.

Minecart Elevator
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A Minecart Elevator uses minecarts to lift the player upwards. The player makes “stops” at each minecart, clicking the one above it to continue ascending.

This elevator is good for tall buildings with individual floor stops. It's faster than the water elevator and the player can decide what floor to get off of (unlike the piston elevator).

Materials needed:
· A stack of blocks
· One rail
· 1+ minecarts
· Several ladders corresponding to the amount of minecarts.

Directions
1. Start out by building a four block high tower.
2. At the fourth block, start building a floor level. Place another block ontop of the tower.
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3. Place a rail on the floor and place a minecart on the rail (refer to above picture for rail placement)
4. Go onto the floor BELOW the currently constructed level. Place a ladder directly below the minecart.
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5. Destroy the block the minecart is on (from below)
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6. The minecart will fall onto the ladder.
7. Repeat for subsequent floors.

Pros
· Faster than water elevator.
· Easier to use.
· Doesn’t require as many building materials as the water elevator.
Cons
· Minecarts are easily stolen
· Players sometime fall through minecarts.
· Making the minecarts require lots of iron.


If any info is incorrect please tell me. If you want me to include your elevator design in this post also tell me.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:07 AM

I applaud this. Very thorough.

I didn't know about the minecart elevator too. Good job.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:51 AM

Yes very well done
i also didn't know about the Minecart elevator
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

This one is better XD http://puu.sh/1cD6z

Btw great guide...

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

^noobs,very nice totorial.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:30 AM

another con of the minecart elevator...you cant go down.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:48 AM

^noobs,very nice totorial.


who you calling noob!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:49 AM


who you calling noob!

not you noob,zavi xD

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:52 AM

not you noob,zavi xD


Oh okay :D

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

Just a suggestion on the water elevator.
You dont need the watersource on the bottom.
If you have two air at the bottom you just jump and reach the third block where the water is and that allow you to go up.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:55 PM

Just a suggestion on the water elevator.
You dont need the watersource on the bottom.
If you have two air at the bottom you just jump and reach the third block where the water is and that allow you to go up.

Ok didn't realize that. once i have access to a desktop computer I'll change that. thank you!
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

Very well done! Helped me out a lot! Thanks! :)

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:35 AM

for the minecart you always need 1 minecart away from your elevator not to much just enough to be able to click it
and you can go down using it just click inside the minecart then click out

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:37 AM

and you can go down using it just click inside the minecart then click out

that'll probably be fixed in somesort of future update.
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:00 AM

Edit: Piston elevators do not work on the new TE server!


Edited by "cecil1829", 01 April 2013 - 01:01 AM.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:37 AM

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:24 AM

Can someone please clarify how to make the piston elevator? I never even seen those white blocks before in minecraft, is that a mod or something? And how exactly does just standing on the glowstone push you up? The pistons aren't even moving anything? I really want to build this elevator, does anyone know of a better tutorial that I can follow?

  • Those "white" blocks are glass. Those blocks represent the actual elevator shaft.
  • You don't need to stand on glowstone. You can replace glowstone with any other block. It's just to keep the player aligned with the elevator shaft.
  • The pistons aren't moving anything? Then you did something wrong. (did you use sticky pistons and put a block infront of the piston?)

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

Ok i tried buidling this in the single player creative mode and nothing happens.
And i don't understand how does one get out of a glitch elevator like this? Do you just glitch out of the 1x1 elevator shaft and not fall back down it again?
How do you build the 1x1 elevator shaft anyway? Do you just make a 1x1 opening by surounding it with 8 blocks?
And does it inflict damage to anyone who uses it?


1. It is explained
2. That question is so stupid I'm not gonna answer it
3. Explained too

So basically, you are just too lazy to read the instructions, that's the truth!
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:15 AM

Ok i tried buidling this in the single player creative mode and nothing happens.
And i don't understand how does one get out of a glitch elevator like this? Do you just glitch out of the 1x1 elevator shaft and not fall back down it again?
How do you build the 1x1 elevator shaft anyway? Do you just make a 1x1 opening by surounding it with 8 blocks?
And does it inflict damage to anyone who uses it?



either you're trolling or just very stupid. -_-
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