Iron Farm auto-sorter minecraft

posted 05/15/2013 11:37:56 PM (modified 05/15/2013 11:39:47 PM by [KC] Stryker) Bookmark and Share
I added an auto-sorter system to the Iron Farm's collection chamber. The large chest is the where the Iron Ingots will go. The smaller chest below the trapdoor is where the Roses will wind up. The Restone Lamp in the floor will light up when the rose chest is almost full and needs to be emptied out.

(Note that an occasional rose will sneak through into the Iron chest, but this should be rare. It would take a fair bit of additional Redstone circuitry to make it 100% perfect, without much additional benefit. The roses that do get through should never fill more than one slot before the rest of the chest fills with iron. Just leave a single rose in the first slot of the chest to capture any that do get through.)

The updated collection chamber with Iron chest easily accessible. (Don't worry - the Golems can't fit through the opening.)


The rose collection chest is down the trapdoor. (You can access it without going down the ladder, to save time.)


This is the sorter circuit. The topmost hopper (barely visible here) is the "main pipe" that transports both iron and roses. The next one down is the filter that is set up to accept only roses, and the bottom hopper will move the roses into the chest behind it.


This is the indicator circuit that will cause the lamp to light up when the rose chest nears capacity.
posted 05/16/2013 07:02:36 PM
It's pretty good. I hope you didn't spend a lot of time on it because I definitely did try to get my filter to work.
posted 05/17/2013 01:51:04 PM
We were discussing how to make an automated chicken farm yesterday and I think Jer has a good design set up in creative, he just needs to tweak it a bit to add a new component before it's put in place on the server. It looks like it's going to be better than most chicken farm designs since it doesn't have to worry about differentiating adults and babies.

Anyway, it probably won't be built for at least a few days since it'll be tricky to build....then again, I guess the weekend is coming up, so who knows. We've also been considering building a slime farm eventually.
posted 05/17/2013 05:09:35 PM
A slime farm near town would be really nice. The swamp near me tends to turn them out pretty well, but it's still not as good as a real slime farm would be.