Automation of Processor Production

There are many ways of automating processors, and this is one of them.

This general layout can be done with any type of item logistics pipe or conduit or duct or whatever the mod calls it, as long as you can filter it.

The Process FLow Diagram

Here is detailed how to do it with just AE2, using "pipe" subnets.

Note that since this uses a ME Pattern Provider, it is meant to integrate into your autocrafting setup. If you just want to automate a processors standalone, replace the pattern provider with another barrel, and directly put the ingredients in the upper barrel.

This happens to be backwards-compatible with previous AE2 versions, because even if the Inscribers are sided, the pipe subnets still insert to and extract from the correct faces.

A Lesson In Pattern Encoding

Often, the pattern you need to encode WILL NOT MATCH WHAT YOU SEE IN JEI, or what JEI outputs when you click the + button. In this case, JEI will output 2 separate patterns, one for the printed components and one for the final assembly, and the printed components pattern will include a press. This is not what we want, because this is not what the setup will do. We want 1 pattern that inputs the raw resources and outputs the completed processor, and since the press is already in the inscriber, we should not put it in the pattern.


How It Works

  1. The ME Pattern Provider pushes the ingredients into the barrel.
  2. The first pipe subnet (orange) pulls the silicon, redstone dust, and the relevant processor's ingredient (Gold Ingot, Certus Quartz Crystal, or Diamond) out of the barrel and puts them in the relevant Inscriber.
  3. The first four Inscribers make the Printed Silicon, and the Printed Logic Circuit, Printed Calculation Circuit, or Printed Engineering Circuit.
  4. The second and third pipe subnets (green) take the printed circuits out of the first four Inscribers and put them in the fifth, final assembly Inscriber.
  5. The fifth Inscriber assembles the processor.
  6. The fourth pipe subnet (purple) puts the prcoessor in the pattern provider, returning it to the main network.
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