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Advanced Item Collector
Advanced Item Collector is a block added by the Random Things mod. It is a device which can be placed on the side or top of any block with an inventory. For example, to do so, hold shift and right click on a chest or storage crate. It will vacuum up any items dropped within a five block radius of the Item Collector block (5x5x5 area.) and place it in the inventory of the block it is placed against. The radius that the collector will pick up from can be increased by right-clicking the item collector and then left-clicking the (+) sign. The radius does NOT include the block where the collector is. If set to the max (10x10x10), the collector will pick items from a 21-block-wide (the item collector being the origin point) zone in the cardinal directions. The item collector will go through walls and ceilings.
Advanced Item Collector has no known uses in crafting.
This version of the item collector is excellent for creating a mob farm. For maximum benefits and range put the collector two blocks below your farm and in the center. It should be on top of a storage chest with and Transfer Node (Items) on the side, piping to a separate chest. If it were on a grid, the origin would be the collector at (0,0,-2). From there, build your walls in a cube over the item collector, the two-block space being for the chest and the collector on top or on the side. For maximum effect, build your mob farm from the origin point, 11 blocks in every directions and then build the walls on top of the eleventh block. To make sure you counted right, Stand over the collector and then count ten blocks in each cardinal direction, not counting the one you started on. The 11th block should be the wall. Now add spikes and Mob fans or other means of annihilating monsters and reap the benefits.
- It is recommended that you pipe the items from the storage crate underneath (with Transfer Node (Items) and Transfer Pipe) to another storage crate next to your mob farm so you don't have to go underneath each time to retrieve items.