Wed. Dec 2nd, 2020

A Minecraft (Java Edition) mod based on
Forge, adding cosmetic blocks
for the Engineer’s factory, workshop, and home.

The mod has its focus decorative blocks and devices helping you to build nice
looking manufacturing contraptions. Current feature set:

  • Treated Wood Crafting Table: 3×3 crafting table with IE style GUI and a model
    fitting better in the engineer’s workshop. Keeps its inventory, has eight additional
    storage slots on the left side of the crafting grid. Crafting history for fast
    refabrication of previous recipes. Providesa a recipe collision resolver (selection
    button for ambiguous recipes). Quick-move buttons (opt-in) to from/to storage or
    player inventory. Smart shift-click placement (balanced placing of items in the
    crafting grid). Ctrl-Shift-click places all same stacks. Scroll with the mouse over
    the crafting output slot to increase or decrease the stack sizes (shift and/or ctrl
    higher step size). Shows the placed items on the top of the table.

  • Small Laboratory Furnace: Solid fuel consuming, updraught. Slightly hotter and
    better isolated than a cobblestone furnace, therefore more efficient. Has internal
    hopper FiFos for input, output, and fuel (two stacks each). Two auxilliary slots
    (storage tray). Keeps inventory when relocated. Can be boosted with RF power when
    a IE heater is placed in the furnace.

  • Small Electrical Furnace: Pass-through electrical furnace. Can pull items out of
    inventories at the input side, inserts items into inventories at the output side.
    Internal fifo slots. Automatically bypasses items that cannot be cooked or smelted.
    Electrical RF/FE power can be applied on all sides. Items can be inserted or drawn
    from all sides (e.g. with filtered hopper or whatever). Fits ideally into a conveyor
    belt line/lane. Consumption and efficiency tunable via config.

  • Factory Dropper: Dropper with GUI configurable drop force, direction, stack size,
    trigger cool-down delay, and trigger logic. Three trigger slots (“filter slots”) can
    be used as internal trigger. They emit an internal signal if their item is found in
    in the dropper inventory (also at least the stack size of a trigger slot). Internal
    triggers can be easily combined with the external redstone signal trigger using
    logical AND or OR gates. If internal triggers match, the dropper will spit out
    exactly the stacks in these slots. That allows to drop e.g. always nine Lapis,
    Redstone, nuggets, etc on a conveyor to feed a compression metal press – instantly
    and automatically after nine of these items have been inserted into the dropper.
    Provides redstone pulse mode (drop like a vanilla dropper) or continuous mode
    (continue dropping as long as the redstone signal is on).

  • Factory Hopper: Hopper with configurable stack transfer size (1 to 32), transfer
    delay, and collection range (default like hopper, area max 9×9). Can also be placed
    upwards. Has 24 slots, keeps its inventory when being broken and relocated. Tries
    to insert smartly, so that existing stacks in the target inventory are filled up first
    before empty slots are used. The redstone signal polarity can be inverted to enable
    the hopper instead of blocking it, and the reaction to redstone signal can be selected
    between “continuous” (like the vanilla hopper) or “pulsed” (means “edge detection”,
    insertion like a dispenser or dropper). Default behaviour when placing is vanilla
    hopper behaviour. Note that, when collecting items, it waits until the items are
    allowed to be picked up and on the ground. This prevents that the hopper snatches
    blocks that you break when building before you can pick them up yourself.

  • Factory Block Placer: Places blocks or plants crops/saplings in front of it.
    Supports spike planting, means it can plant e.g. from underneath the soil block.
    Automatically spits out items that it cannot plant or place. Can be redstone
    controlled similar to the Factory Hopper (invertible, pulse/continuous mode).

  • Small Block Braker: Breaks blocks in front of it. Can be disabled by applying a
    redstone signal. The time needed to destroy a block depends on the hardness of
    that block. Provide RF/FE power to speed up the breaking process (massively).

  • Small Waste Incinerator: Buffered and delayed item disposal device. 16 fifo
    slots are filled when new items are pushed in from any side. A GUI allows to
    take out accidentally trashed items or put in items to get rid of. When the fifo
    is full, the oldest stack will be disposed. The processing speed can be increased
    by connecting electrical RF/FE power.

  • Clinker Bricks: Slightly darker and more colorful version of the vanilla brick
    block. Eight position dependent texture variations are implemented to make the
    wall look more “alive”. Slightly higher crafting yield than making vanilla bricks.
    The recipe also allows to craft clinkers from a combination of bricks and nether
    bricks (actually, anything where the ore dictionary says it’s a “brick ingot” –
    useful for bigger industrial buildings where clay is a rare resource). Higher
    explosion resistance than the vanilla bricks. Also available as stairs and wall.
    There is a reverse recipe to get three clinker brick blocks back from stairs or
    walls. There are also Stained Clinker Bricks, which can be mixed in Clinker walls
    for more variations.

  • Slag Bricks: Gray-brownish brick, also eight texture variations. Has a higher
    explosion resistance than bricks. Also available as stairs and wall, also with
    reverse recipes.

  • Concrete Wall: Solid concrete wall (not the vanilla wall design).

  • Rebar Concrete: Steel reinforced concrete. Expensive, creeper-proof.
    Texture design oriented at the IE concrete, slightly darker, eight (position
    dependent) random texture variations with rust traces. Also creaftable in form
    of stairs and walls. Like the IE contrete tiles, you can craft rebar
    concrete tiles with corresponding stairs. Reverse recipes available for all
    blocks crafted from rebar concrete.

  • Gas Concrete: Decorative concrete with high production yield and low hardness.
    Random texture variations. Also as stairs, wall, slab, and slab slice,
    reverse recipes available.

  • Ladders: Metal Rung Ladder: Industrial wall-fixed ladder with horizontal bent
    rods. Climbing is faster if looking up/down and not sneaking. Staggered Metal Steps:
    Industrial wall-fixed sparse ladder with steps in a zip pattern. Treated Wood Ladder:
    Stylish wood ladder, also with faster climbing.

  • Panzer Glass: Reinforced, dark gray tinted glass block. Explosion-proof. Faint
    structural lines are visible, multiple texture variations for seemless look.

  • Tables: Treated Wood Table: Four leg table made out of treated wood. Steel table:
    Metal table known from industrial assembly lines or Clean Rooms.

  • Treated Wood Stool: Simple small stool fitting to the table. You can sit on it, and
    also mobs will occationally do that (only mobs which actually can sit).

  • Treated Wood Pole: Pole fragment that can be placed in all directions. It does
    intentionally not connect to posts, fences, etc – just a straigt pole. Can be used e.g.
    for structural support or wire relay post, where the height of the IE wire posts does
    not match.

  • Thin and thick Steel Support Poles: Hollow steel pole fragments, can be placed in all
    directions. Also with head/food end components.

  • Double-T Steel Support: Horizontal top-aligned support beam, placed in the direction
    you look. Auto connects to adjacent beams if facing towards them. Auto connects to steel
    poles underneath. Note: When sneaking you can pass underneath it, not all mobs sneak.

  • Inset Spot Light: Small metal framed glowstone based light source for ceiling, wall,
    or floor. Light level like a torch. Thin, hence not blocking the way. Allows illuminating
    places where electrical light installations are problematic.

  • Industrial Signs: “Danger”, “Electrical Hazard”, “Exit”, etc. Makes a factory looking
    more alive.

  • Slab Slices: Decorative stackable thin slabs made of of IE metal sheets, concretes,
    treated wood. Useful e.g. for roofs or ramps. Left-clicking with the same slab type in
    your hand while looking up/down removes slices again.

  • Fluid Pipe Check Valve: IE fluid pipe styled straight valve that conducts fluids only
    in one direction. Crafted from 3×3 from three fluid pipes. Supports IE pressurized fluid
    transfer.

  • Redstone Controlled Valves: Conduct only in one direction, on-off variant (open on redstone
    power) and analog variant (closed at power 0, linear flow slope, fully open at power 15).
    Support IE pressurized fluid transfer.

  • Passive Fluid Accumulator: Block with one output and five input sides, that draws fluids
    out of adjacent tanks when a pump drains fluid from the output port. Implicit round-robin
    balanced drain from adjacent blocks. Random initial fluid drip-in to allow pumps to detect
    that fluids can be drained. The accumulator has a vacuum suction delay.

  • Small Solar Panel: Produces a small amount of RF power, comparable to a IE thermal
    peltier generator over one day cycle. No power at night, reduced power when raining. The
    power curve during day time is non-linear. Useful for electrical lighting of remote places.

  • Small Tree Cutter: A slab sized device that chops a tree in front of it. Needs by default
    about one minute, with RF power less than 10 seconds. Useful to build a contraptive automated
    tree farm. Also chops trees of the Dynamic Trees mod.

  • Small Mineral Smelter: Device that slowly converts most stones or sands to magma blocks and
    finally to lava. Needs a lot of power. When the lava is cooled down in the smelter by removing
    the RF power, obsidian is generated.

  • Fluid Collection Funnel: Collects fluids above it. Has an internal tank with three buckets
    capacity. Traces flowing fluids to nearby source blocks. The fluid can be obtained with fluid
    transfer systems or a bucket. Fills only tanks below (gravity). Compatible with vanilla
    infinite-water-source creation.

  • Small Milking Machine: Cows don’t dislike being groomed and therefore occasionally stroll to
    this device, which in turn draws a bucket of milk. The milk is stored in an internal tank and
    can be retrieved directly with a bucket. For automating, the machine can interact with inventories
    at the back and below it. It preferrs pulling empty vessels from the back and putting the filled
    containers below, but if there is only one inventory, then it puts the filled containers back into
    that inventory. Also supports fluid transfer to adjacent tanks (if milk exists as fluid in the
    game), and is also compatible with the “Bottled Milk” mod (fills vanilla empty bottles).

  • More to come slowly but steadily.

    Mod versions are tracked in the readme files for individual Minecraft versions, and
    of course in the commits of this repository. Beta and release versions that are
    distributed as compiled jars are tagged accordingly. Release versions are merged
    into the master branch, while beta/alpha version tags link to develop branch
    commits.

    Mods covering similar features, or may fit well together with IE and the decorations or features of this mod:

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