Say no more! Laxori's Central Request System (TM) is here to save the day!
Laxori's CRS saves you time and energy in micro-managing your resources by providing you with one central location where your resource demands can be modified.
The interface couldn't be simpler! You simply enter the amount of the resource you want into the constant combinator:
The light above the combinator is on if the resource needs are met, and off if they are not. Nothing beats a glaring five kilowatt lamp shining in your face to let you know that your resources are ready!
The proof is in the pudding: those rounds are indeed sitting right there at the producer chest, ready for pick-up - and not a single bullet more, of course!
In short order the new request is fulfilled, which we can easily discern at a glance via the glowing filaments of our trusty Lamp:
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This was my first playing-around with the circuit system and I thought this would be cute!
The implementation is simple enough. There are two circuit networks running through the base: red for request/demand, and green for available supply. The requester combinator gets negated and sent out as negative on the red wires:
Some more thoughts: Ideally the ALT display would show what the constant combinator is set to, which would make it more obvious which resource is what. It would also be cool to be able to hook up the combinator to the light to give it the left-side variable of "the thing that this combinator is sending out" (e.g. piercing rounds in this case) - that way the lights wouldn't require their own config.
This could all be done with just the one constant combinator, and multiple lights, actually - but I thought it'd be nicer to group the request together with the display.
Questions, comments, suggestions, feedback, are welcome!
UPDATE: Now with progress bar!