ME Crafting

Getting started with auto crafting isn't that difficult, to begin you need at least a working ME Network.

Building the ME Molecular Assembler Chamber.

The Chamber is comprised of the following blocks:

This structure can be built in any cuboid, or size as long as the following Criteria are met.

To the right, you can see how building one might progress from start to finish, the example is a 4x4x4 Assembler, with 4 ME Crafting CPU and 4 ME Pattern Provider.
The smallest the structure can be is 3x3x3, leaving 1 empty slot for the  ME Pattern Provider.  All assemblers have a base rate of 1 craft / 3 ticks.  This means you get 1 ME Crafting CPU for free!

Configuring Your Assembler Chamber

The next step is to craft yourself a ME Pattern Encoder, and some ME Blank Pattern's. You use the ME Pattern Encoder with the ME Blank Pattern and other ingredients to write your crafting patterns onto the ME Blank Pattern, this will create ME Encoded Pattern.

ME then uses these ME Encoded Pattern in the Assembler Chamber ( where you put your encoded patterns. ) If a Pattern appears as red inside the Assembly Chamber, it means that the system cannot identify the pattern as a valid supported crafting table recipe.

Crafting Items

Once you have an Encoded Pattern in your Assembler Chamber on your ME Network, even if you run out of that item, it will still show up in the terminal, but it will have the word "Craft" where the number usually is. Just click on a craft item, then enter how many you want, and hit "Begin" the system will start using any resources it has available to it to craft your request.

If you do not have the required items, it will continue to wait for ingredients until it has the materials to craft with, or until you cancel the crafting job. You can do this with an ME Crafting Monitor, which can check status on required or missing materials for a current job, or cancel it. If you don't have a ME Crafting Monitor, you can cancel crafting operations by causing the ME Controller to reboot by adding or breaking an ME Block in the ME Network.

This works great for regular crafting patterns, but doesn't help if you need to furnace or use another mod's crafting block, that's where external processing comes in.

Crafting Using External Processing

The ME Interface not only allows inputs, but also outputs for crafting, by putting a ME Encoded Pattern into the ME Interface's processing slots, you will see these as crafting options as well.

But how does it work? If you have BC pipes connected to the ME Interface with your ME Encoded Pattern, or if the ME Interface touches an inventory such as the top of a furnace ( lower priority than pipes. ) it will send items into the pipe/inventory. I bet you're thinking that that sounds crazy, because there's no "Crafting Pattern" for sand -> glass and other similar processing? Well that doesn't matter, you can encode anything you want in a ME Blank Pattern, even if its not even possible! But remember that if you put in impossible recipes your stuff may not  work... Also, pay careful attention to the number of items required and exported. most ores give two dusts when ground up for instance, but some give more or less like Glowstone Dust or Certus Quartz Dust.

On to last problem, once it gets sent into the furnace you need to get it out, you can use BC pipes or RP2 Tubes to pull it out and sent it into an ME Interface, or use an ME Import Bus to pull the items directly back into the network. Whatever your choice is, remember to consider the time it takes for items to travel in pipes or get pulled from the machines, as well as how fast the machines themselves are.

Page last modified on 07/16/2013 03:45 PM CDT
By AlgorithmX2
Certus Quartz Ore
Unmined certus quartz
Certus Quartz Crystal
Quartz crystal with qualtiies that allow it to store energy.
Certus Quartz Dust
Ground Certus Quartz Crystal
Quartz Grind Stone
Block which when used with a crank, can grind many ores and crystals into dusts.
ME Basic Processor
Crafting ingredient for a large amount of ME Technology.
ME Advanced Processor
Crafting ingredient for a some ME Technology.
Vibration Catalyst
Vibrates the molecules in the targeted block causing it to go though a process similar to smelting.
Entropy Accelerator
Accelerates the ageing and cools of a single block in the world.
ME Wireless Access Terminal
Wireless access terminal for use with wireless access points.
Matter Cannon
A small hand held device which is capable of shooting small nuggets of matter
Quantum Field Ring
Outer blocks of a quantum network bridge, take power and propagate network signal to and from the bridge
Quantum Entangled Singularity
A pair of items which are used to establish a connection between network bridges.
ME Pattern Provider
A part of the MAC multi-block that stored encoded patterns.
ME Crafting CPU
Crafting CPU for use in the MAC Multiblock
ME Heat Vent
Forms the outside walls of the MAC Multiblock
ME Assembler Containment Wall
Containment wall which forms the outside frame of the MAC Multiblock
ME Controller
The controller is the heart of any ME Network, it also accepts power for the network.
ME Drive
Drive which can store up to 10 Storage Cells, and provides their inventory to the network
ME Chest
A simple single storage cell machine which gives direct access to the contents of a single cell, and provides the cells inventory to the network.
ME Access Terminal
Gives full access to the entire content of an ME Network
ME Crafting Terminal
Terminal which also functions as a Crafting table.
ME Crafting Monitor
Displays information about active crafting jobs, and lets you cancel jobs.
ME Cable
Uncolored cable that can connect ME Devices.
ME Import Bus
Imports items into the network, by removing them from the connected inventories
ME Export Bus
Exprots items out of the network, by placing them into connected inventories
ME Level Emitter
Outputs redstone signals depending on the number of a configured item in the network.
ME Storage Bus
Includes an external inventory such as a chest, into the networks storage.
ME Interface
Acts like a small inventory that can import and export to the network, also used in the crafting process.
ME IO Port
Can load and unload storage cells into and out of the network connected.
ME Wireless Access Point
Provides a range of wireless access at the point where the item is placed.
ME Dark Cable
Toggleable cable which can be used to segment your network into diffrent segments to alter functionality or reduce power drain.
ME Storage Monitor
Can be configured to display the number of a specific item that are stored in the network; can also be upgraded to insert / remove that item.
ME Power Relay
Block which accepts power and relays it to attached networks
ME Transition Plane
Surface which converts anything that touches it into energy form
P2P Tunnel
Point 2 Point Tunnel which can be configured to route items/power/liquids from one point to another in a network.
Spatial Pylon
A Marker used to mark a region of space for capture or deploy ment
ME Spatial IO Port
An IO Port used to capture / deploy regions of space defined by pylons.
ME Pattern Encoder
Used to convert blank patterns, into encoded patterns.
ME Partition Editor
Configure Storage cells to hold diffrent types of items and change how your system stores items.
ME Condenser
Condenses items and blocks into raw energy which can be dispersed or converted into a few select items
ME Bus Memory Card
Memory card that can be used to store, and transfer settings
ME Blank Pattern
A blank pattern which can be encoded in the pattern encoder.
ME Encoded Pattern
A encoded pattern which can be inserted into a Interface or a Pattern Provider
Glowstone Dust
A dust which emits light from its surface - Vanilla Minecraft