After coming home to the n'th crater in a spot where used to stand a 6 chamber nuclear reactor i decided enough was enough. Having spent obscene amounts of time playing with IC2 lately about the only thing i found lacking was a good control system to keep those reactors in check. I've put together a quick addon that allows you to monitor the temperature of the reactor chambers and send out redstone signals based on specific heat levels. Not only does this give you an excellent failsafe but it also allows you to finally visualize the heat level of the reactor.
One reactor can be surrounded by many temperature monitoring blocks, ofc at the expense of available outside water coolant spots. Each block can be set to a specific heat level at which to trigger its redstone signal. Using RP2's wire bundles this allows for a great compact high tech looking system. The easiest implementation would be to have only 1 monitoring block and looping its redstone signal back into the reactor chamber to provide an instant cut off and to keep the heat level constant.
Of course way more interesting solutions could be implemented, for example connecting the cable bundle to computercraft and automatically increment ice production based on different heat levels, or raising IC2's forcefield just before the reactor goes suborbital.
My plan is to release this addon as SMP from the start, since this is where i need it myself the most
Any feedback and/or ideas are as always appreciated.
- Fixed issue with vanilla redstone getting powered out of nowhere
- Updated graphics to match IC2 more closely
The simplest of setups featuring only 1 Thermal Monitor. Its signal is fed straight back into the reactor chamber, thus providing an instant cutoff.
This setup features 8 individual Thermal Monitors. Each block is setup to fire at a different core temperature.