|Deactivated (top) and activated (bottom) timers.|
A Timer is a triggering mechanism that periodically sends an activation signal at other mechanisms. There are five different types of timers, which differ in the interval at which the signal is sent: 5 Second Timer, 3 Second Timer, 1 Second Timer, 1/2 Second Timer, and 1/4 Second Timer.
Timers need to be placed in order to function; they require either a block or a platform beneath them. They are toggled on and off by pressing the ⚷ Open / Activate button on them. 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.
On the Desktop version and , timers can be purchased from the Mechanic. On the version Console version, Old-gen console version, and Mobile version and additionally on Desktop, they can be crafted at an Iron or Lead Anvil.
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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 due to the fact that watches are unobtainable in this version.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 1.4.1: All timers can now also be bought from the Mechanic.
- Desktop 220.127.116.11: Introduced the 1/2 and 1/4 second timers.
- Desktop 18.104.22.168: Sprites updated.
- Desktop 1.1: Introduced.
- Console-Release: Introduced.
- Switch 1.0.711.6: Introduced.
- Mobile 22.214.171.124:
- 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.