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    Fuzzzie's Minecart Station! (WIP)

    Greetings.

    I've been working on a automated minecart system that would allow full carts to be sent to the surface and return empty ones, allowing you to stay down in your mine for extended periods of time.

    After a few designs I've come up with a pretty decent one. It allows 6 carts to be sent below. Has automatic tracking of which cart is currently being used so you know how many you have left. It will also switch over to allow the player to return to the surface without getting stuck in the whole mechanism.

    To do:
    *Allow players to return to the surface at any point via a switch in the mine.
    *Turn the Remaining carts display to digital instead of an on/off redstone torch
    *Setup the lower brake so it can be turned on and off from the surface.
    *enclose everything neatly and light it well.

    Here are a few screenshots I took. Everything is still pretty open at this point. I'm still working on a few options.

    http://i.imgur.com/eIgBU.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/JDdzy.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/h3AUy.png

    http://i.imgur.com/pvMoy.png

    http://i.imgur.com/oWSMv.png

    http://i.imgur.com/1s75z.png

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    Pretty awesome work you got going there, looking forward to seeing anything else you made. Which my redstone skills were as good as yours :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millennía View Post
    Pretty awesome work you got going there, looking forward to seeing anything else you made. Which my redstone skills were as good as yours :/
    Thanks man! I've been cleaning it up a little bit and working on instructions for it. I'll post the map soon for everyone to try.

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    Aren't minecarts bugged? Like powered minecart can't push carts going east-west?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibbi View Post
    Aren't minecarts bugged? Like powered minecart can't push carts going east-west?
    It doesn't use powered minecrats. It uses powered rails and memory cells to switch tracks.

    Here is the first version of it if you want to play around a little: http://www.mediafire.com/?clf5wk9ljyrr4dq

    I put up some signs to help people but here is a quick explanation of what to do.

    When you start there is a button on the left called "Start Cycle". It will send the first cart to the bottom of the mine. From there you can travel down into the mine on your own cart or walk.

    Mine up a bunch of shit, place it in the cart at the bottom and send it back up by pushing it manually (there will be a propper button to do this automatically soon). Another empty minecart will make its way down shortly after.

    Once all the minecarts are full the indicator light will go dark and no more carts will come. You can take a separate cart back to the surface and empty all your carts.

    Repeat the process as many times as you like.

    There is the WIP version where you start. You can exit the building and take a short train ride to version one which has been cleaned up and blocked off so you cant see all the mechanics of how it works. It's missing a few features though.

    There are still serveral things I want to do with this before its done. I'll link any future updates here. Enjoy!

    http://www.mediafire.com/?clf5wk9ljyrr4dq
    Last edited by Fuzzzie; 2011-09-29 at 12:02 AM.

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    Ooops! I noticed a bug that I've corrected. Here is the download link again: http://www.mediafire.com/?clf5wk9ljyrr4dq

    If you downloaded it before this message, delete it and download the new one. Sorry about that. I knocked out a piece of redstone

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    Looks awesome would be fun to link this together with the self digging machine from the buildcraft/industrial craft mod i dont remember wich one it was >.>

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    This is looking really good so far. Will be interesting to see more of this thinking (and started building) something similar, although whether it's for mining or purely player transport i haven't decided.

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    dude that is awesome, im jelly. i kind of want to make a subway system now connecting all my builds

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    Thanks guys.

    I made a small video showing the action of a cart returning and sending out a new one. It's very short


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    Wow Fuzz, that is impressive redstone work. I have a knack for minecarts and redstone myself but not to that extent. It's really just awesome amounts of thought and creativity spent on that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JustintimeSS View Post
    Wow Fuzz, that is impressive redstone work. I have a knack for minecarts and redstone myself but not to that extent. It's really just awesome amounts of thought and creativity spent on that.
    Thank you very much. I love working with Redstone and tracks. Dunno why, but my next project is going to be pretty cool.

    My plan is to build a materials storage system. You could push a button that says "Coal" or "Iron" or "Tools" and a chest will come to you full of it.

    I did a little work with this in another map but I'm having some troubles. I just really need to sit down and play with it. I've been distracted with some cool mod packs lately so I haven't been building much. Anyways...

    I did put a little more work into the current downloadable version of this. I have it set now so you can activate the brake at the bottom of the mine from both the mine itself and the surface where you unload. I also messed around with the display for the carts a little bit, but it seems like its going to be a lot of work to make a digital like display like some "computer" creations do. Still, I like the challenge.

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    I have to say, Looking at that makes me wish i could use redstone normally :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzzie View Post
    Thank you very much. I love working with Redstone and tracks. Dunno why, but my next project is going to be pretty cool.

    My plan is to build a materials storage system. You could push a button that says "Coal" or "Iron" or "Tools" and a chest will come to you full of it.

    I did a little work with this in another map but I'm having some troubles. I just really need to sit down and play with it. I've been distracted with some cool mod packs lately so I haven't been building much. Anyways...

    I did put a little more work into the current downloadable version of this. I have it set now so you can activate the brake at the bottom of the mine from both the mine itself and the surface where you unload. I also messed around with the display for the carts a little bit, but it seems like its going to be a lot of work to make a digital like display like some "computer" creations do. Still, I like the challenge.
    I would love to DL and see your build if you get the materials storage system up and running. I have gotten lazy with minecart and redstone building lately due to flying but I've always loved those builds the most in the end. So if you can make your world available for DL after you put in the storage system I would really owe you a big thanks and maybe a cookie.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JustintimeSS View Post
    I would love to DL and see your build if you get the materials storage system up and running. I have gotten lazy with minecart and redstone building lately due to flying but I've always loved those builds the most in the end. So if you can make your world available for DL after you put in the storage system I would really owe you a big thanks and maybe a cookie.
    Here is version 0.0.0.0.1 alpha

    lol it's very basic and doesn't look all too impressive yet. But it's going to be pretty badass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzzie View Post
    Here is version 0.0.0.0.1 alpha

    lol it's very basic and doesn't look all too impressive yet. But it's going to be pretty badass.

    that's pretty good! how did you get your item display over there on the right? usually that appears in the middle. im guessing some sort of client modification?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wozarib View Post
    that's pretty good! how did you get your item display over there on the right? usually that appears in the middle. im guessing some sort of client modification?
    I'm currently running Technic Pack and Toomanyitems. Too many Items lets you spawn anything you like though your inventory.

    http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/...nvedit-sep-30/

    Google for individual releases. I'm running at 1.7.3 atm so Technic still works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzzie View Post
    I'm currently running Technic Pack and Toomanyitems. Too many Items lets you spawn anything you like though your inventory.

    http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/...nvedit-sep-30/

    Google for individual releases. I'm running at 1.7.3 atm so Technic still works.
    thanks, should be good for some of the mod-ish stuff i do

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