Mechanisms

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Mechanisms are items which can be activated or activate other mechanisms that are connected to them with wire. Whenever any of these items are held, all wires, Actuators, and other usually invisible wire-related objects are visible, similar to the effect of the Mechanical LensDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions.

Items[edit | edit source]

Item Description
Wire Wire Connects mechanisms. Can be placed anywhere as long as another wire of the same color is not already present. Can even be placed in mid-air without support. Currently four different colors: Red, Green, Yellow and Blue. Removed with Wire Cutters.
Triggers
Switch Switch Sends a signal upon right-clicking. Can be placed anywhere a torch can be placed.
Lever Lever Sends a signal upon right-clicking. Can be placed on the floor and on background walls
Pressure Plates Pressure Plates Sends a signal when pressed down; different colored plates are activated by different combinations of the player, NPCs and enemies. Can be placed on the floor like furniture, and becomes partially hidden when placed.
Pressure Plates Weighted Pressure Plates Sends a signal when a player steps on or off it, being practically the only trigger that creates a pulse. Can be placed on the floor like furniture.
Teal Pressure Pad Teal Pressure PadDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Sends a signal when pressed down by projectiles or Pets. Can be placed on the floor, ceiling, or side wall but not on platforms.
Sensors Time SensorsDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Sends a signal when night turns to day or day turns to night depending on the logic sensor used.
Sensors Player Above SensorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Sends a signal when a player enters or leaves the area above it.
Sensors Liquid SensorsDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Sends a signal when submerged in water, lava, honey, or any liquid depending on the liquid sensor used.
Pressure Plate Track Pressure Plate Track Sends a signal when a Minecart presses it down.
Timers Timers Once activated, they will send a signal every X seconds.
Detonator DetonatorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Sends a signal when right clicked, or when a player falls from above onto it. Found in explosive traps underground.
Gem Locks Gem LocksDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Sends a signal when the correct Large Gem is placed or removed from the lock
Trapped Chests Trapped ChestsDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions When it is opened, it sends a signal instead of opening a storage menu.
Dead Man's Chest Dead Man's ChestDesktop and Mobile versions When it is opened, it sends a signal and opens a storage menu (unlike Trapped Chests, which have no storage functionality). It also sends a signal if block-swapped with a normal chest.
Devices
Light sources Light sources Once activated, they will switch between their 'lit' and 'unlit' states.
Doors Doors Once activated, they will switch between their 'open' and 'closed' states.
Trap Door Trap DoorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Once activated, they will switch between their 'open' and 'closed' states.
Tall Gate Tall GateDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Once activated, they will switch between their 'open' and 'closed' states.
Pumps Pumps Liquid will be pumped from inlet to outlet once per activation.
Grate GrateDesktop and Mobile versions Activation will toggle the ability for liquids to flow through it.
Active Stone Block Toggle-able blocks Once activated, they will switch between their 'active' and 'inactive' versions. The inactive version will let things pass through them, similar to the way most furniture behaves.
Actuator Actuators Like Toggle-able Blocks, but works with almost any block it's placed on.
Dart Trap Dart Trap Will shoot poisoned darts once per activation, with a cooldown of three seconds.
Super Dart Trap Super Dart Trap A stronger version of the Dart Trap.
Spear Trap Spear Trap On activation, shoots out a spear that deals a lot of damage.
Spiky Ball Trap Spiky Ball Trap Drops several spiky balls when activated.
Flame Trap Flame Trap Shoots out a jet of flame when activated.
Geyser GeyserDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Shoots flame for a maximum of about 20 blocks.
Explosives Explosives Once activated, they will detonate instantly.
Mini Volcano Mini VolcanoDesktop and Mobile versions Turns the flow of lava on and off.
Large Volcano Large VolcanoDesktop and Mobile versions Turns the flow of lava on and off.
Toilets Toilets Causes sewage to fly out.
Cannon Cannon Depending on where the wire is connected, either shoots a cannonball or rotates toward the side the wire is on.
Bunny Cannon Bunny Cannon Depending on where the wire is connected, either shoots an exploding bunny or rotates toward the side the wire is on.
Music Boxes Music BoxesDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Once activated, they will play recorded soundtracks.
Statues Statues
(only certain ones)
There are 41 statues that function as mechanisms. The other 67 statues are not. Statue mechanisms can spawn a variety of items, creatures, or teleport NPCs.
Chimney ChimneyDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions The chimney has three states it rotates through: Off and On, and a third state that adds smoke particles.
Teleporter Teleporter When activated, teleports the player and/or any NPCs currently standing/walking over it to another Teleporter connected by wire.
Boulder Boulder
Gemspark Blocks Gemspark BlocksDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Will toggle "lit" and "unlit" states when activated.
Wire Bulb Wire BulbDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Lights up bulbs for each wire color.
Firework Rockets Firework Rockets Activated through Wire or by right-clicking. Creates pretty fireworks and damages enemies in the explosion. Consumed on use.
Firework Fountain Firework FountainDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Activated through Wire or by right-clicking. Creates pretty fireworks.
Fireworks Box Fireworks BoxDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Activated through Wire or by right-clicking. Creates pretty fireworks. Does not damage enemies.
Confetti Cannon Confetti CannonDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Depending on where the wire is connected, either launches confetti or rotates toward the side the wire is on. Does not damage enemies.
Bubble Machine Bubble Machine Can be toggled on or off. Creates bubbles.
Silly Balloon Machine Silly Balloon MachineDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Can be toggled on or off. Creates balloons.
Water Fountains Water Fountains Activated through Wire or by right-clicking. Changes the water color nearby to that of the fountain's biome.
Monoliths MonolithsDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Activated through Wire or by right-clicking. Changes the background to that of the corresponding pillar.
Party Center Party CenterDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Activated through Wire or by right-clicking. Can be toggled off, but will turn itself off at 7:30pm. All party centers in the world are activated/deactivated by triggering one.
Land Mine Land Mine Activated when a character or monster walks onto it or when activated by Wire, dealing damage and removing it.
Campfire Campfires Activated through Wire or by right-clicking.
Portal Gun Station Portal Gun StationDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Depending on where the wire is connected, either shoots a portal, swaps portal colors, or rotates toward the side the wire is on.
Announcement Box Announcement BoxDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Announces (in the chat) what was written on the sign when powered.
Fog Machine Fog MachineDesktop and Mobile versions On by default; can be toggled on or off. Creates a visual cloud of fog around its location.
Other
Actuation Rod Actuation RodDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Allows directly switching the state of an Actuator without having to activate it via wire.
Junction Box Junction BoxDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Allows wires of the same color to cross without connecting. Can be hammered.
Logic Gates Logic GatesDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Logic Gate Lamps Logic Gate LampsDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.2: Party Center and Silly Balloon Machine introduced.
  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Gem Locks, Trapped Chests, Portal Gun Station, Announcement Box, Junction Box, Geyser, Logic Gates, and Logic Gate Lamps introduced.
    • Cannon, Confetti Cannon, and Bunny Cannon can now be wired.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Trap Doors, Tall Gates, Monoliths, Confetti Cannon, Chimney, and Detonator introduced.
    • Two new Pressure Plates are added: the Weighted Pressure Plate and Teal Pressure Plate.
  • Desktop 1.2.4:
    • Fireworks now show the wiring layout when selected.
    • Fireworks Box and Pressure Plate Tracks introduced.
    • Wiring system runs at least three times faster.
    • Longer wire systems get larger gains.
    • Fixed a bug where only one wire attached to a Lever would work when you flipped it.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Gemspark Blocks were added and can be toggled.
    • Added infinite wiring support across the map.
  • Desktop 1.2:
    • New traps are introduced: Flame Traps, Super Dart Traps, Spear Traps, and Spiky Ball Traps.
    • Actuators, Teleporters, Water Fountains, Land Mine, Bubble Machine, Firework Rocket, Firework Fountain, Cannon, and Bunny Cannon introduced.
    • Pressure Plates now have different triggering conditions based upon their color.