I'm very inexperienced in redstone but I want to make a pressure plate triggered trapdoor, I'm making a basement and I want a pressure plate at the bottom of my basement to activate the trap door above and I'm having trouble figuring out how to go about it. I'd rather not use a piston but if that's the only solution, then I'll do that instead. I just wanted to see if there was a way to do this with just redstone/redstone torches/switches etc.
Just to activate it? Do you want it to stay open after you're done standing on the plate? If so I'd tie it to a T flip flop. If you want it to stay open until the next time you activate the pressure plate then tie it to a XOR gate. If you want it to only activate the trap door while you are on it then run a redstone wire line under it and then use glass to move the signal upward and use repeaters when your signal gets close to ending