Guide:Power grid

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  • 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 Auxiliary Generator and an Patch Work Generator.
  • You can access the Power Grid View by pressing 'p' or 'z'.
  • The Auxiliary Generator and the Patch Work Generator have 1 energy outputs and 4 energy outputs accordingly.
  • Outputs are signaled by the Output.png symbol and inputs are signaled by the Input.png symbol.
  • If an item is powered it's symbol will be Blue and if not it will be red.

Interactables[edit | edit source]

Switch.png ‎Switch[edit | edit source]

  • The input must be powered in order for the Switch to work.
  • You can interact with a Switch by right clicking on it.
  • You need to be close to them to be able to interact with them.

Pressure Plate[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Medium Fully Powered Relay[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

AND Gate.png AND Gate[edit | edit source]

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

OR Gate.png OR Gate[edit | edit source]

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

NOT Gate.png NOT Gate[edit | edit source]

  • 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 bottom input to power the gate, use a powered line for this.
  • The top 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.png NAND Gate[edit | edit source]

  • The NAND Gate (or NOT AND Gate) like the NOT Gate requires that the bottom 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 top 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.png NOR Gate[edit | edit source]

  • The NOR Gate (or NOT OR Gate) like the NOT Gate requires that the bottom 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 top 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 Gate.pngXOR Gate[edit | edit source]

  • 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.png XNOR Gate[edit | edit source]

  • The XNOR Gate (or NOT XOR Gate) like the NOT Gate requires that the bottom 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 top 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.png RAM Gate[edit | edit source]

  • The RAM Gate (or Memory Gate) has 2 inputs, the bottom 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 top 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[edit | edit source]

Basic Contraptions[edit | edit source]

-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[edit | edit source]

Binary Adder: Binary addition works by adding two binary numbers together. A binary number is either 1's or 0's representing different values. 01 for example equals 2, as binary place value works like :1,2,4,8, etc. When adding it works like normal decimal addition, except for how the carry works. If you are adding two ones together you carry the one to the next number. To create this you will need: 1.Some Generators 2.Switches 3.2 XOR Gates 4.2 AND Gates 5.Lights to display output(or any other device to do the same) 6.Some relays to control more power with switches 7.1 OR Gate To build: Connect the power to the switches, and power 2 points of the relay, connect the top positive connection of the switch to the relay. (Do this for as many switches as you need)Take on of the outputs of the relay and connect it to the XOR Gate(do this for both switches). Take another one of the connections and connect it to the AND Gate(Do this for both switches). Grab another switch and do the same relay setup, this will be your Carry In(C(in)).Take the output of the C(in) relay and connect to the next XOR Gate along with the output of the first. Take both of these connections and connect them to an AND Gate. Take both AND Outputs and wire them to an OR Gate. Take the output of the second XOR and wire it to your output device, and wire the output of the OR to another output device.This OR output is also the Carry Out(C(out)) which would connect to the C(in) on the next adder. Test by switching one switch, and if the first door opens that works. Hit the first two switches and the second door should open. Hit all three and both should open.

Video[edit | edit source]