Where do you send a redstone signal to control a nuclear reactor?

  • The wiki doesn't explain where to connect the redstone. Also, how do you avoid blocking your cooling water flow when you install a redstone wire? I do have redpower 2 so I can use the good wires, I just don't know where to connect them.

  • note: that to do this you should use a repeater to make sure that the signal goes to the core reactor block

  • i have a lot of trouble using RedPower wires and IC2 blocks. They do appear to connect up, but they sometimes do, sometimes don't function as intended. But if that fails, you can just place one bit of redstone dust next to the block (the main reactor or a side chamber), and then run the rest of the circuit as RedPower wiring.

    note: that to do this you should use a repeater to make sure that the signal goes to the core reactor block

    Not necessary. You can wire a simple redstone dust trail up to a reactor chamber. That's how mine is set up now.

  • Not necessary. You can wire a simple redstone dust trail up to a reactor chamber. That's how mine is set up now.


    That's what i'm doing right now.
    I haven't tried it yet but you may be able to keep a 100% enclosed reactor (for the truly paranoid) with the wireless redstone mod and a receiver inside the reactor chamber.

  • In my reactor i have redstone torch just under lowest chamber, something like this when reactor is before you :


    W W R W W
    W S T S W
    S S S S S
    S S T S S


    where:
    W is water
    S is reinforced stone
    R is lowest reactor chamber
    T is redstone torch


    Hope everything is understandable.


    Amm and one more thing, watching lowest redstone torch from above:


    L zzzzz T


    where:
    L is lever to turn ON / OFF reactor
    z is redstone wire (with or without repeaters - your choice)
    T is lowest redstone torch standing on block above near redstone wire (remember redstone electric mechanism)

  • I need to ad a emergency shutdown system to my reactor so it wont blow up if a nab decides to turn the cooling off.

    i think an heat detection block (addon) which sends out an redstone signal when the defined heat is reached would be good