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Laser (BuildCraft)

Laser
Laser

Laser

Name Laser
Source Mod BuildCraft
ID Name
BuildCraft|Silicon:laserBlock
Type Machine
Stackable Yes (64)
Blast Resistance 50.0
Hardness 10.0
Solid Yes
Transparent Yes
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable No
Required Tool Any tool will work, but a pickaxe is the most efficient.
A laser working on an Assembly Table at minimum efficiency.

The Laser is an item needed to power the Assembly Table and the Advanced Crafting Table. It needs to be powered by a source of MJ to function. For full speed it requires 4.2 MJ/t (40 RF/t DW 1.7.10). Therefore, one or multiple Combustion Engines are ideal, although it will also work with a Stirling Engine.

In order for the Laser to work, it must be in a range of 5 blocks (in any direction) of the Assembly Table or Advanced Crafting Table. The laser will still operate if there are block between it and the table. If there are multiple Tables in range, the Laser will alternate between them. You can tell if the Laser is working by the visible laser pointing to the Table it is working on.

Much like with engines, the Laser's color indicates its efficiency. From least to most efficient these are: Red, yellow, green, and blue.

Note that for the Laser to start working, an item must be marked for crafting in the Assembly Table. This can be done by left-clicking the desired product.

Recipe[edit]

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Diamond
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Laser (BuildCraft)
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Laser (BuildCraft)

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Obsidian
Diamond
Obsidian
Redstone
Diamond
Redstone
Redstone
Redstone
Redstone
Laser (BuildCraft)
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Redstone
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Diamond
Diamond
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Redstone
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Laser (BuildCraft)

Expert Mode Recipe[edit]

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Redstone
Redstone
Diamantine Electron Tube
Diamantine Electron Tube
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Obsidian
Redstone
Redstone
Laser (BuildCraft)
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Redstone
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Diamantine Electron Tube
Redstone
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Diamantine Electron Tube
Obsidian
Laser (BuildCraft)

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Redstone
Redstone
Obsidian
Redstone
Diamantine Electron Tube
Diamantine Electron Tube
Redstone
Redstone
Obsidian
Laser (BuildCraft)
GUI Crafting Table.png
Obsidian
Diamantine Electron Tube
Obsidian
Redstone
Diamantine Electron Tube
Redstone
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Redstone
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Laser (BuildCraft)

Usage[edit]

The range of the Lasers and ability to go through blocks.
The vertical range. Only +y is shown, but they work in the -y direction, too.

Precaution powering with EU[edit]

Lasers running at maximum efficiency being powered by EU

In FTB Ultimate, powering the laser directly from an electrical engine will cause the engine to overheat and the laser to only run intermittently at low power.

It is possible to run a laser at maximum efficiency from a single electrical engine by doing the following:

Video[edit]

See Also[edit]