Hey everybody, this is my first design of an automated factory (i built a drop sorting machine for my mob grinder just yesterday), the basics are stone generators > block breakers > pipes > recyclers > chests, this is all legit, the only cheat im using is noclip to take the pictures lol because the space there is kinda small, anyways, here are the screenshots :p :
First, the stone generators, the stone is produced and pushed by pistons to the block breakers, these break the stone, and put it into the chests, the pipes retrieves the items from the chest and transport them to the temporary cobblestone storage.
The cobblestone temporary storage, this is the second stage in the production chain, in there, 4 wooden pipes take the items from the chest and take them into 4 separate ways to the next stage:
The end of the production chain: the recyclers; the pipes transport the cobblestone into the recyclers, and when a scrap is made the wooden pipes take it and take it to the main storage pipe.
Here i put a diamond pipe, to take the cobblestone (if any, the design is safe to only allow the scrap to continue to the chests, but better safe than sorry), if the temporary cobblestone storage is full, the incoming cobblestone is burnt in lava 5 blocks below the pipe.
And finally, the scrap storage room, not really a room, but an extension to the factory lol, here the pipe transporting the scrap tries to deposit it into the first chest, if it fails, then it tries into the second chest, and that way if all chest are full, the scrap keeps rotating from chest to chest until it gets in, the overflow system is the one seen in this picture.
Hope you liked my factory, tips or comments are always welcome, thanks!