This design uses very specific commands and it is critical that the blocks are placed in the right direction and powered in the right way or it will create a broken or runaway machine. For this reason, I am making the world file available for download rather than trying to describe how to build it.
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The new repeat and chain command blocks in 1.9 offer an exciting new approach to building a teleporting machine. I have devised a way to teleport the player in any of the six directions that they choose at will. It acts as a sort of UFO, able to instantly move up, down, left, right, forwards, or backwards. Better yet, it can be built as large as you want and can contain dispensers and chests, meaning that this design could make for incredible battle ships or just survival moving ships to help you carry more items faster.
Movement in the X and Z directions are managed by 8 command blocks pointing toward the center of the ship. The positive X and Z directions are always active, while the negative X and Z directions only work if the central floor switch is powered. Because of this, it is recommended to leave this central floor switch powered when in motion. To go up, simply power the overhead switch and jump upward. To go down, make sure the overhead switch is off and then toggle the central floor switch off and back on.
The emerald and diamond blocks as well as the chests and redstone lamps are not absolutely critical to the design, but when looking at the ship from below it adds a nice effect. Be aware, because this ship uses the /clone command, it will destroy any blocks that you direct it through. This means that it could also act as a tunneling machine in survival or a griefing machine in some sort of factions or PVP scenario. Look forward to some battle maps using this design soon! If you like this design, be sure to let me know in the comments below!