Smart Conveyor Belts (also Smart Splitters) / Belt Extension

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Smart Conveyor Belts (also Smart Splitters) / Belt Extension

Post by ssilk » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:13 am

This is about a belt element, which can be used to control the flow of items in the belt transport system.

This is a bit dangerous suggestion, cause many of these ideas are coming due to the fact of lacking control over the inserters and or not understanding how mighty the belts are (See for example ... /More_uses ) so on. You see that, cause most suggestions are relatively old.

I recommend to wait until 0.13 comes out and then see, what's REALLY missing with the belts, cause with 0.13 the circuits will change in many ways and we will probably also have the loader (which might be already implemented as this missing link).

Until then here is a list of existing threads:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=555 Belt gates
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1292 Smart Belts
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4481 Smart Transport Belt [2 joined suggestions, also speed control and more]
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8415 Smart belt [Turning on/off with colored wires]
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14846 Conveyer Belt Sorter
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=18953 Belts as smart chests [Count items on a belt, counter]
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21083 Smart Belt
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=22194 Smart Conveyer Gate
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=23616 Smart Splitter (The Real One)

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4726 Throughput when you hover a belt with the mouse [this will come surely with 0.13]
viewtopic.php?f=92&t=14093 Easy Belt Layer
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17251 Smart Splitters

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viewtopic.php?f=91&t=14007 Logic Belts (and more) [implements most of the suggested ideas!]
Cool suggestion: Eatable MOUSE-pointers.
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