Power Grid2019-11-05T10:49:35+00:00

Contents

1 Power Grid System Introduction
2 Interactables
2.1 ‎Switch
2.2 Pressure Plate
3 Relays
4 Logic Gates
4.1 AND Gate
4.2 OR Gate
4.3 NOT Gate
4.4 NAND Gate
4.5 NOR Gate
4.6 XOR Gate
4.7 XNOR Gate
4.8 RAM Gate
5 Interactables + Logic Gates Contraptions
5.1 Basic Contraptions
5.2 Advanced Contraptions

Power Grid System Introduction

  • As a simple introduction to the Power Grid system you should first know that any system you want to create will require a power source, at the moment there are two power sources possible, a Basic Generator and an Advanced Generator.
  • You can access the Power Grid View by pressing ‘p’ or ‘z’.
  • The Basic generator and the Advanced Generator have 3 energy outputs and 6 energy outputs accordingly.
  • Outputs are signaled by the POSITIVE symbol and inputs are signaled by the NEGATIVE symbol.
  • If an item is powered it’s symbol will be Yellow and it’s not it will be red.

As you see in this picture, you can connect a generator to a light source causing it to light up.

Example 1

Interactables

Switch ‎Switch

  • The input must be powered in order for the Switch to work.
  • You can interact with a Switch by pressing ‘q’ when your mouse is over it causing it to change states.
  • You need to be close to them to be able to interact with them.

Pressure Plate

  • The input must be powered in order for the Pressure Plate to work.
  • You can interact with a Pressure Plate by placing your character over it, causing it to change states.

Relays

  • The Relay requires that all three inputs are powered in order to power the outputs, it works like an AND Gate but has three input and outputs.
  • Can be used to replicate an output, by connecting two of the inputs to generators and the third one to an interactable output you get 3 outputs for a single interactable.

Logic Gates
AND Gate AND Gate

  • The AND Gate requires that both inputs are powered in order to have a powered output
  • Usualy used when you want 2 interactables to be necessary to power a light/door.

OR Gate OR Gate

  • The OR Gate requires that one or both inputs are powered in order to have a powered output.
  • Usualy used to be able to let different interactables interact with a light/door

NOT Gate NOT Gate

  • The NOT Gate is used to negate its input however the way this Power Grid System a Gate still needs to be powered in order to work, therefor you have to use the top input to power the gate, use a powered line for this.
  • The bottom input is the one that it will negate, if it’s receiving an unpowered line it will output power and it will output no power if the input is powered.

NAND Gate NAND Gate

  • The NAND Gate (or NOT AND Gate) like the NOT Gate requires that the top input to be powered by a powered line in order to function.
  • It works as if you used an AND Gate and connected it’s output to a NOT Gate, it will give out a powered output as long as both bottom inputs are not powered at the same time.
  • Even though you could achieve this by connecting a normal AND Gate to a NOT Gate but using the NAND Gate saves you space.

NOR Gate NOR Gate

  • The NOR Gate (or NOT OR Gate) like the NOT Gate requires that the top input to be powered by a powered line in order to function.
  • It works as if you used an OR Gate and connected it’s output to a NOT Gate, it will give out a powered output as long as both bottom inputs are unpowered.
  • Even though you could achieve this by connecting a normal OR Gate to a NOT Gate but using the NOR Gate saves you space.

XOR GateXOR Gate

  • The XOR Gate is a logic gate that implements an EXCLUSIVE OR, that being said, a phrase usually used to demonstrate this is the following: “one or the other but not both”, that means it works like an OR Gate in such a way that it requires one of inputs to be powered for the output to be powered, but as said in the beginning it’s an EXCLUSIVE OR meaning if both inputs are powered the output will be unpowered.

XNOR Gate XNOR Gate

  • The XNOR Gate (or NOT XOR Gate) like the NOT Gate requires that the top input to be powered by a powered line in order to function
  • It works as if you used a XOR Gate and connected it’s output to a NOT Gate, it will give out a powered output as long as both bottom inputs are powered or unpowered.
  • Even though you could achieve this by connecting a normal XOR Gate to a NOT Gate but using the XNOR Gate saves you space.

RAM Gate RAM Gate

  • The RAM Gate (or Memory Gate) has 2 inputs, the top one needs to be powered by a powered line for the Gate to function.
  • The RAM Gate works as a memory, meaning it’s output will be unpowered until its bottom input receives power and after that even if the input gets unpowered the output will remain powered until the input receives power again, changing the output back to unpowered.

Interactables + Logic Gates Contraptions
Basic Contraptions

-XOR Pressureplated Door

— you need 1 xor gate, 2 pressure plates, 1 door, 1 generator with at least 2 free power slots.

— Place the door and the pressure plates either side of the door.

— connect 1 slot of power to each pressureplate

— wire the output of the plates to each input on the xor.

— then wire the output of the xor to the door.

Advanced Contraptions

Coming soon.