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Autofert

An example of a fully automatic system

This page is to show a way to create an automatic fertilizer system to feed your Crop-Matron.

Having an automated way of creating fertilizer can really assist in the production of crops. So this is for those who don't want to have to make their own fertilizer but rather let the beautiful machinery of tekkit do it for you. These steps are shown on Youtube here!.

Using RedPower2 and BuildCraft

This method utilizes Redpower2's Pneumatic Tubes as much as possible. However, as they don't interact with Automatic Crafting Tables; some BuildCraft Piping is needed to be used.

Items Required

Creation

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First thing that needs to occur, is you need to set up your Cobblestone Generator. For information regarding this; refer to the Cobblestone Generator Tutorial Page. Once you have built this you will need to have an output chest from the generator which can be easily accessed by your Fertilizer system.

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A powered Recycler in place

Place down a Recycler nearby to your Cobblestone Generator. Open it up and place in 2 Transformer Upgrades (for use with an MFSU) or 1 Transformer Upgrade (for use with an MFE). Place in around 10 Overclocker Upgrades as well. Energy Storage Upgrades also don't hurt. Make sure you put in Transformer Upgrades before you connect it to power above low voltage or it will explode.

Place down a HV Solar Array, and connect this to an MFSU/MFE, which should have it's output side (the dot) connecting to the Recycler.

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Output chest in place

Now place a filter on the side of your Recycler. Using your screwdriver to make the output side (small dot) facing away from the Recycler.

Connect a chest to this side. 

Add a timer to the front side of your Filter. Alternatively you could use an Insulated Wire and Timer and place them under the Filter to save space or keep it looking neat.

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Connection to Cobblestone Generator

Moving back to the Cobblestone Generator; with the output chest of your Cobblestone Generator, connect a filter to the side of it. Optionally you could place this underneath or on top to save space. 

Use a screwdriver if need be to change the direction so the output (small dot) is facing away from the chest. Add Pneumatic Tubes to this side and run them to your Recycler.

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Machine so far



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Alternative way

Your machine should now look something similar to the picture on the left.




Alternatively you could run a Tube from your Cobblestone Generator to a chest above your recycler, with a Filter below it. This could potentially save space in this machine.


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Automatic Crafting Table In Place

Which ever method you preferred, add an Automatic Crafting Table to the side of your Recycler's output chest

Behind this, place a Wooden Transport Pipe; with a Redstone Engine and Lever (powered) below it. 

Place a Distribution Transport Pipe beside the Wooden Transport Pipe (Connecting it to the Chest).

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Connecting the machine to a Crop-Matron

From here, run Cobblestone or Stone Transport Pipes to a large Chest. It can also be sent directly towards a Crop-Matron.





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 Now simply add your Template to your Automatic Crafting Table, and turn all your Timers on if they aren't already and your done.

Using BuildCraft

Creation

  • Start by building an automatic cobblestone generator which will produce all the necessary supplies for a recycler. See this page for cobblestone generator
  • Place a recycler which is powered (best from the rear) a few blocks away from the output of the cobblestone generator.
  • Send your cobblestone through an automatic crafting table making cobblestone slabs. this will yeild more scrap as three (3) cobblestone will create six (6) slabs (optional)
  • Next connect the end of the cobblestone generator (or automatic crafting table) to a the top of a recycler by way of cobblestone / stone transport pipes or by way of pneumatic tubes, which could be the smarter option causing less lag at higher levels of production.
  • Beside the recycler place a wooden transport pipe off the left, right or both sides of the recycler, which should be connected to a cobblestone / stone transport pipe which will take the scrap to a nearby chest.
  • This should lead to a chest, preferable one of the Iron Chest Mod such as a Diamond or Crystal Chest.
  • To the side of this chest should be an Automatic Crafting Table with the pattern of fertilizer without the need for bonemeal.
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  • It's wise to note that changing the speed of the timer attached to the cobblestone generator will increase or decrease production of fertilizer.

Video Tutorial

DJ&Riggaz Automatic Fertilizer Generator - TEKKIT!05:40

DJ&Riggaz Automatic Fertilizer Generator - TEKKIT!

Map Download

Download the map here and mess around with it yourself. To use the map follow these instructions,
  1. Follow the link and download the map,
  2. Put in on your desktop, right click and press extract here,
  3. Next open the run application and type in %appdata%,
  4. Find the .technic folder, open it, find the modpacks folder, open it, and then find the tekkit folder and open it,
  5. Go to saves in the tekkit folder,
  6. Copy the map on your desktop and paste it into the saves folder,
  7. Close the folder and load up tekkit,
  8. You should be able to use the map.

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