|Deactivated (top) and activated (bottom) timers.|
Timers can also be activated and deactivated using other mechanism activation items. For example, a Switch on the same path of wires will toggle a timer on and off. Multiple timers on the same circuit will also repeatedly toggle each other on and off.
1, 3, and 5 Second Timers are crafted (except on , where they are bought from the Mechanic), while 1/2 and 1/4 Second Timers are bought from the Mechanic.
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- If a timer A activates another timer B with the same duration, B will trigger before A (thereby deactivating A before it can trigger again).
- This allows timers to be chained in sequence into a "timer cascade", to provide a long delay before activating a circuit. Normally, only the last timer in the chain will continue repeating; a timer cascade can be made to repeat their combined delay (and prevent the last timer from continuing) by having the last timer in the chain reactivate the first one.
- Exiting a world and re-entering it resets all Timers to their inactive state.
- The Crab Engine and Bird Engine methods can be used to produce a similar effect at faster intervals.
- Timers are considered background objects when placed, so they do not block any creatures from passing through them.
- On the , timers are bought from the versionMechanic instead of being crafted, due to the fact that watches are unobtainable in this version.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 126.96.36.199: Introduced the 1/2 and 1/4 second timers.
- Desktop 188.8.131.52: Sprites updated.
- Desktop 1.1: Introduced.
- Console-Release: Introduced.
- Switch 1.0.711.6: Introduced.
- Mobile 184.108.40.206:
- No longer sold by the Mechanic.
- Re-added crafting recipes.
- Mobile 1.2.6508:
- Now sold by the Mechanic.
- No longer craftable.
- Mobile-Release: Introduced.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced, bought from the Mechanic.