Krowbar Posted November 10, 2012 Share Posted November 10, 2012 This design uses two rows of blaze rod production that could easily be expanded by adding multiple layers. (More photos at the bottom.) Each blaze rod producer requires the following components: 1 Rotary Macerator - 1 Transformer Upgrade (2 optional) - 4 Overclocker Upgrade (optional) - 2 Energy Storage Upgrade (optional) 1 Energy Condenser 2 Filters - 6 Blaze Rods (5 for filter, 1 for Condenser) - 5 Blaze Rod Powders (for filter) 6 Red Alloy Wires 2 Pneumatic Tubes 1 Restriction Tube 1 Glass Fibre Cable The entire construction also requires: Additional Glass Fibre Cables Additional Pneumatic Tubes Additional Blaze Rods to "seed" the system Additional Red Alloy Wire 1 Timer 1 Lever Redstone repeaters (optional, if you line of macerators gets really long!) 1 MFSU Energy Source (eg several medium level solar panels) 1 Energy Condenser (where your final product will be produced) 1 target item (eg Redmatter or Redmatter Furnace) 1 Gem of Eternal Density (optional) 1 Forgiving server admin (Blaze rod macerating is considered "cheating" on some servers and a banable offense) Benefits: Ease of expansion! (Fairly) compact! Macerators run at OVER 9000 RPM! Fast EMC production! Looks nice! Ease of shutdown / startup! Works through the night! Design reasonings: The 5 blaze rods / powders are placed in the filters so that they can be removed at a faster rate (the filters can't keep up otherwise) http://copy.com/Ad1bq http://copy.com/4gayN Shutting down the system (stopping the timer) causes the Filters to stop pulling from the Macerators. Macerators will fill up their output slots until full and gracefully shut down. When the system is restarted, Filters will pull from the Macerators, the Macerators start again, new Rods are made, and the circle of life continues! http://copy.com/yEeA1 http://copy.com/9Cdyg Add as many Overclocker Upgrades and Energy Storage Upgrades to your Macerators as you want! I only had enough for 4 Overclockers for each Macerator. I'll probably add more as I get more power capacity. Restriction tubes are used on the Macerators so that Blaze Rods from other Macerators won't try to be inserted into them. The Gem of Eternal Density is placed in your final Energy Condenser because Condensers cannot keep up with the pace of Blaze Rods coming in. The Gem will "upgrade" the rods into more expensive components that the Condenser will have an easier time processing. Alternatively, a bank of Condensers can be set up. When the first fills, Rods will go to the next. This method is buggy, though. Other notes: This design will place Blaze Rods into the Fuel slot on the Macerators until they are full. I haven't figured out a way to avoid this. However, it is a nice to have if you happen to run out of Blaze Rods! Don't forget that you'll need a screwdriver to face the Filters in the correct direction. The tiny hole side should be facing your output pipes. The single Macerator/Filter/Condenser stack design was stolen from a friend on my server who stole it from someone on the forums. If anyone knows who the designer was for that, I can add proper thanks! Comments, criticisms, and suggestions are welcome! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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