1

Idea for Lapis Lazuli

1 emeralds16 replies387 views
MinecraftZaq started 06/23/2012 8:29 pm
and replied 06/24/2012 12:41 am
Hi guys,
Now, as we all know, lapis is pretty useless. It only makes a dye or a pretty coloured block, so I did some thinking. What is lapis worked the same as redstone but didn't affect the redstone itself?

Now the reason behind this idea was that redstone can get annoying when you have to put blocks everywhere just to stop it interfering with other systems.

The lapis wiring would work the same way as redstone using the same crafting recipes.
This is the torch:


It works the same as a redstone torch. It uses 1 stick and 1 lapis.

Here is a quick picture of how it would work:


The first diagram is a wire made of 3 redstone. The second shows how redstone reacts when a second wire is placed adjacent to the first wire. It connects and could mess up your wiring. The third shows how the lapis wire would work. See how it doesn't affect the redstone? This would be ideal as you could have more things running such as pistons (see picture 4). Picture 4 shows how 4 pistons would work.

Now, because the 2 wires would not interact with each other there should be some way to get them to connect. This would be done in the form of a converter. This would be crafted using:
-1 redstone
-1 stone
-1 lapis

Image for the converter:


This would allow you to feed redstone into one side and lapis into the other and allow them to interact.

I feel like this is a necessity in minecraft and should be added for the 1.3 update.
I probably should show Jeb this thread and see what he thinks. If it isn't added in vanilla minecraft then it would make a helluva mod.

Cheers guys,
MinecraftZaq
Posted by avatar
MinecraftZaq
Level 18 : Journeyman Artist
1

16 replies

1
06/24/2012 12:41 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Artist
MinecraftZaq
Hmmm.
See, unlike lapis, gold actually has some use. It can make golden apples, powered rails, clocks and some other stuff. Lapis can only make a block and a dye. That is the reason I chose lapis over any other item.
1
06/24/2012 12:34 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Skinner
Adam_sharkman999
good idea maybe do the same thing with gold becuse its useless
1
06/24/2012 12:32 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Artist
MinecraftZaq
Quick update on the ideas.

Better image for the pistons:


The two centre pistons are meant to be directly next to each other whilst the others are 1 block away from the centre pistons.

How current would flow:


In the top image you can see that if redstone and lapis are directly connected in a line a current will not pass through them. If you use a converter (bottom image) then it will allow them to be used together like a repeater boosts the length of the power.

Cheers again for the comments guys

MinecraftZaq
1
06/23/2012 10:18 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Artist
MinecraftZaq
Cheers for the positive comments guys
1
06/23/2012 9:40 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Ranger
Stealth_Killer20
Stupid lack of a diamond button! This would help with redstone a lot! At least a couple of the projects i am working on... if not more.
1
06/23/2012 9:36 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Pokemon
Darkaero25
I wish you could make different color torches...
1
06/23/2012 8:59 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
TheMooMeister
I'm just confused on how it's possible for a wet dye to create a torch... Other than that it's a good idea.
1
06/23/2012 8:58 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Explorer
Zemor
Brilliant idea.
1
06/23/2012 8:58 pm
Level 25 : Expert Ninja
Raptor12
I think this is a great idea of its not added to the game hopefully someone will make a plugin for it
1
06/23/2012 8:52 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Artist
MinecraftZaq
Cheers for the replies guys!
I have tweeted Jeb with a link to this to see what his thoughts are, hopefully he will think it is a good idea.
1
06/23/2012 8:46 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Network
Bethamez
Lapis Torches? Interesting
1
06/23/2012 8:45 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Turtle
McJJH
omg this is brilliant! U HAVE MY SUPPORT
1
06/23/2012 8:42 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Pony
Peels9765
Love it.
1
06/23/2012 8:44 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Artist
MinecraftZaq
Thanks
1
06/23/2012 8:34 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Artist
MinecraftZaq
This is an idea for VANILLA minecraft. For people who can't install mods or run the game with mods.
1
06/23/2012 8:31 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Explorer
TheFirstIG
meh.. better for tekkit
Planet Minecraft Logo

Website

© 2010 - 2020
www.planetminecraft.com

Welcome