IntroductionThis automatic cake making farm is one of my favourite mechanisms I've created to date. I have entitled this machine: The Cake Machine. This farming based factory is designed to firstly make the necessary ingredients for cake. These include: three milk buckets, three wheat, two sugar and one chicken egg. This machine, if wired correctly, can be the producer of large quantities of EMC with the usage of a Energy Condenser to accept the Cake.
Cow Milking Station
An easy system for milking cows is to put a cow in a small fenced area and using a deployer with a bucket inside. Although you will need several buckets, it is less time consuming than milking by hand.
- 26 Red Alloy Wires or 26 Insulated Wires
- 4 (or 1 if you dont play on Creative) Deployers
- 1 Timer
- 1 Cow or Cow Egg
- 6 Filters
- 2 Chests (e.g. Crystal Chests or Alchemical Chests
- Up to 36 Buckets
- 4 Buckets of Milk and 1 Bucket for placing in Filters
- 22 Pneumatic Tubes
- 1 Sonic Screwdriver or Screwdriver (for tuning machines)
CreationThe first step is to make a pen for your cow, if you're in survival.
To do this start with a flat area, and dig out a plus "+" type hole. This should consist of one 'air block' and four Deployers facing the air block. You can use one if you put the timer set 4 times faster.
Use Wheat to make a cow follow you into the 'cage'. Once the cow is in place (you may need to push a little, etc) make the Pneumatic Tubes one block higher and then connect them at the center.
After this, remove the solid block from beside the Pneumatic Tubes (see left).Now underneath each deployer place a filter and use a screwdriver or Sonic Screwdriver to make all face up; or with the 'dot' side facing down.
This should be directly below the block the cow is standing on.Pneumatic Tube underneath this.
This tube needs to go 3 toward whichever side you wish to be the front.
Next place 5 Pneumatic Tubes from the end of the current length.deployers and filters.
Leave the spaces which are sided by 2 filters; empty.wire connected to any deployer (the 'front') one is best.
Place a timer in the place you have made. It is recommended to set it to 4 seconds. This will allow you to produce 1 bucket of milk per second. However, this particular timing setting is optional, and you can set it to any time you wish.
Placing at the front of the machine will allow you to easily to modify the timer without mining the blocks around it; thus saving you time.Next is connecting all the filters to the already set up redstone circuit (Insulated Wire).
Do this in all the 4 gaps to connect all 4 filters to the circuit.dirt pillar below one of the gaps and run Insulated Wire down the pillar.
Next connect this to the side of the filter.
Run Insulated wiring up this pillar.
This aspect of the Cake Farm is now complete.
Lastly add a cover to make it look good and of course, make it clean and tidy.
Automatic Wheat Farm
- 1 Sticky Piston
- 6 Deployer
- 1 Sequencer
- 1 Timer
- 1 Hoe
- 12 Redstone
- 18 Glass (optional)
- 1 Obsidian Transport Pipe
- 5 Distribution Transport Pipes
- 1 Diamond Transport Pipe
- 1 Chest (Crystal Chest preferred) or 1 Item Teleport Pipe
- 8 Cobblestone Transport Pipes
- 3 Stone Transport Pipes
- 2 Water Buckets
- Seeds and Bone Meal (to stock deployers, and put in diamond transport pipes)*
Covering blocks (e.g stone)
You will need a flat 5 x 11 area for the majority of this project.
Start by creating a trench 6 blocks long on the edge of the longest side of the area. Fill this up with water and cover with glass (if you wish to see the wheat being made) or a solid block (if you don't wish to be able to watch).Now make a one block high frame that's 5x11 using the glass section as the front side of the wall.
From here till the dirt using a hoe on the blocks adjacent to the glass (inside of building).Standing on the tilled dirt, facing away from the glass place a deployer facing all the 6 tilled dirt. Behind these place a row of redstone (only behind the deployers however). Fill these deployers with one stack of wheat seeds and one stack of Bone Meal.
To the left of the redstone line place a sticky piston facing in the same direction as the deployers with a solid block on the second spot in front of it and to the left of the piston and empty space. This should leave one space for water and one for the piston arm. Place water in the one space not adjacent to the piston.Digging underneath the deployers now, make a 2 high path directly under the deployers and make an exit point on the right of the deployer line. Under these, the furthest one should have 2 Cobblestone Transport Pipe, the next one should have a Stone Transport Pipe at highest point and a Distribution Transport Pipe below. This should be set on 1 going to whatever colour is going to the Cobblestone Transport Pipe, and 1 to the Stone Transport Pipe above. Next place a Cobblestone Transport Pipe on the top and a Distribution Transport Pipe pipe below. This should be set on 2 to the other Distribution Transport Pipe and 1 to the above pipe. This should be continued increasing in number of the further side and always 1 going up. This will ensure correct distribution of incoming seeds and Bone Meal. To the right of the tilled dirt, dig one down. Place a Diamond Transport Pipe here and an Obsidian Transport Pipe above this (adjacent to the tilled dirt).
From the Diamond Transport Pipe, one side should be connected to the first Distribution Transport Pipe and another to go two to the front with Cobblestone Transport Pipes. This should show a Cobblestone Transport Pipe outside of the design. Either place a Item Teleport Pipe above this, or a chest.redstone wiring, behind the piston should be three redstone straight backwards and to the left of the second one should be a sequencer set on 4 seconds, and connect this redstone to two sides of the sequencer, making two 8 second loops, which will be a wet and dry type cycle.
Behind the deployers have one redstone coming off any of the redstone spaces and connect it to a timer also set on 4 seconds. Make sure that the deployer loop and piston loop do not connect in any way.
Now this farm should be fully operational and should be covered up properly.
Note that leaving a way to access the Obsidian Transport Pipe is necessary, this is because until such time that you have a skeleton spawner system in your CakeMaker it is necessary to supply the deployers with Bone Meal ever so often. Just drop them on top of the Obsidian Transport Pipe and the system will sort them into deployers. Remember that dropping 1 stack of Bone Meal will result in it going only to the first deployer, so dropping 6 equal stacks of Bone Meal is advisable. Dropping them individually using 'Q' also works.
Automatic Sugar Cane Farm
- 2 Timers
- 1 Item Teleport Pipe or Chest (Crystal Chest preferred) (for output)
- 14 Redstone Dusts
- 16 Block Breakers
- 16 Sugar Canes
- 2 Water Buckets (making an infinite water source and taking from there)
- 2 Obsidian Transport Pipes
- 1 Redstone Engine
- 1 Distribution Transport Pipe or 1 Iron Transport Pipe
- 1 Lever
- 1 Wooden Transport Pipe
- 19 Stone or Cobblestone Transport Pipes
- Solid blocks for walls (e.g. Stone)
- 24 Glass for roof, and optional extras for making the walls (to see in)
- Torches to light up the area for 24/7 growth and keeping mobs away.
CreationStart by marking out an 11x11 area with one layer of solid blocks as shown to the left.
Leave a one block gap on the left and right of the inside and then make two rows of solid blocks from the front to the back; leaving one block at the back free. This should leave a single row empty on the left and right, as well as three in the centre, with a blank row at the back.
Place Block Breakers on the inside raised rows facing towards the centre of the building leaving the last block empty.
Behind these place a row of redstone and a timer directly behind the front Block Breaker. Do this on either side. For now, just set the timers high while setting up the factory is being completed. Note that the Block Breaker touching the timer mustn't be facing the timer input, otherwise one Block Breaker may not work.In the row on the side of the redstone place one bucket of water at the very back of the farm, leaving it to flow to the front. This may seem too short; but it is not.
Next dig out the centre row one deep (excluding the back row).
Fill these up with water. Flowing or smooth; doesn't matter which one.Either side of this place Sugar Cane. Ideally this is a completed farm and will operate fully automatically. But its best to convert the Sugar Cane into sugar, and have it store in one central chest.
In the center of these (adjacent to center water row), remove one and place either a Distribution Transport Pipe or an Iron Transport Pipe there instead. Use a buildcraft wrench to change the direction of the Iron Transport Pipe.
Below the Distribution Transport Pipe place a Automatic Crafting Table. Inside the Automatic Crafting Table place a piece of Sugar Cane into the centre of the table layout. This will set it up to automatically make sugar from Sugar Cane.Cobblestone Transport Pipe that goes to the front of the factor; underneath the center water row is best.
There you have it; just change your timers to around 20 seconds or so and you have a beautiful sugar cane farm.Encasing this beauty is a good idea.
Production could easily be increased by adding extra stories to the building .
Automatic Chicken Egg Farm
- 1 Timer
- 2 Transposers
- 4 Signs
- 4 Water Buckets
- 48 Glass
- 2 Pneumatic Tubes
- 5 Insulated Wire or 5 Red Alloy Wire
- 2 Chickens (At least)
- Solid Blocks for the shell of design
- Crystal or Alchemical Chest
First thing to do is make a basic enclosure for the chickens.
Start with placing 4 blocks at the corner of a 5 x 5 square (left).
Next is to put the collection system in place before you can build the enclosure over the top..
Dig out an L shape near the side you wish to be the front.
At the front of the 'L' place a Timer. Set this to excess of 10 seconds. It won't matter too much if this has a long timer time as the eggs will just sit in place.
Now add an Insulated Wire connected to it, and then another on that same block going against the face of the next block. Go along the wall of the
other block for two more.
Now make a 2 high, 5 x 5 frame out of a solid block.
Fill in the inside layer as well. This is shown in the picture in Marble Brick.
To put this in perspective to your design, look at the Transposers.
Above where the Marble Brick was, add grass blocks.
In the gap, place down 4 signs, which will act as a fake floor.
Make a frame that is 3 high above this grass platform.
This can be made of glass or solid blocks. Glass is often preferred as it allows you to see the chickens.
The last thing to do before getting chickens is to add the water.
To do this place 4 Water Buckets.
These need to be placed as one in each corner. This will allow the drops to go to the center and fall down the chute and end up in the chest.
The easiest way is a spawn chicken egg, but this is often not applicable as most play in survival.
The easiest way in survival to get these is to firstly make an easy capture pen. This is using fences in a 1 deep pen. This allows chickens to easily be taken into the pen by getting them to follow you with wheat.
Another easy way is to dulpicate eggs that the chicken lay and throw them with rightclick at a wall.A chicken will spawn every 8 eggs.
Make a ladder going from the easy capture pen to the lip of the chicken egg farm frame.
This will actually allow the chickens to go into the water pen naturally without any assistance.
However using wheat can encourage faster moving of the chickens into the pen.
Once you have enough chickens you can destroy the easy capture pen.
You can also destroy the ladder.
An alternative is to, once you have a couple of chickens; add a Feed
Station to the walls and fill it up with wheat.
This can top up your low supply of chickens.
Remember that a lot of chickens can cause excessive lags.
Putting It All Together
If you made them side by side you'll get something a little like this.
But obviously you will need to collate them into one main frame. This could be called your control station.
- 4 Chests (e.g. Crystal Chests)
- 1 Automatic Crafting Table
- 10 Item Teleport Pipe
- 10 Cobblestone Transport Pipes
- Up to 6 Redstone Engines
- Up to 6 Levers or Redstone Torches
- 2 Advanced Wooden Transport Pipes
- Up to 5 Wooden Transport Pipes
These should all be connected to one center block.
This is where the Automatic Crafting Table will be placed.
An example of an output system for the teleport pipe is shown in the next picture.
The best way to number these is in easy numbers. Such as 101, 102, 103, 104 or 100, 200, 300, 400.
Remember to put the receival pipes saying 'Can Receive: true'.
Next we have to set up the Output for the empty buckets.Add an Advanced Wooden Transport Pipe on the side of the Milk chest.
On the side of the chest which has Milk in it, place a Cobblestone Transport Pipe and an Item Teleport Pipe sure this one is set to receive.
Automatic Crafting Table in the center.
Very last thing to do is add a Template for Cake in the Automatic Crafting Table and the Device is complete. However it can overflow.
This machine if operating at peak efficiency (Estimated at 1 cake per second) it will create approximately 1,500,000 EMC per hour of operation. This is 3600 Cakes per hour or 1 per second.
Condenser as Overflow
Only Creating EMCSimply replace the output chest with an Energy Condenser and add a large EMC Valued item into it.
Video TutorialsCow Milking Station:
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