Bus Converter (Project Red)

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This page is about the Bus Converter from Project Red. For other uses, see Bus Converter.
Bus Converter

ModProject Red
TypeSolid block
Required modulesIntegration

The Bus Converter is a redstone circuit added by Project Red since version 4.4.6. It is a logic gate for a specific circuit between Bundled Cables and Insulated Wires in two different modes (see Usage).

If the mod MineChem is installed, then you can decompose the Bus Converter with the Chemical Decomposer into specific chemical compounds of MineChem.

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Usage[edit | edit source]

Picture 1: The Bus Converter from "Project Red" in the "Analog to Digital" mode (left) and the "Digital to Analog" mode (right)

The Bus Converter has one input/output and two output sides for Insulated Wires (called analog),
such as one input/output side for Bundled Cables and Colored Bundled Cables (called digital) (shown in picture 1).

Using the screwdriver from Project Red, the orientation of the gate can be changed freely in all four directions. If additional holding the crouch key you can switch the gate between his two modes ("Analog to Digital" and "Digital to Analog") [1].

Analog to Digital[edit | edit source]

Picture 2: A complete construction with a Bus Converter in the "Analog to Digital" mode. The left image shows the function of the Bus Converter without a signal input. In the middle picture a analog signal with an intensity of 253 reaches the gate (red dot indicates the active lever). On the right picture a analog signal with an intensity of 236 reaches the gate (red dot indicates the active lever).

In the "Analog to Digital" mode the Bus Converter transmitts a redstone signal only on the white channel if no signal reaches the gate on the analog input side.

If a redstone signal reaches the analog input, then both analog outputs are enabled and a redstone signal is transmitted on the digital output. The active channel of the digital output is depending on the strenght (respectively to distance of the source) of the incoming signal. This means that with an incoming analog signal which is generated directly in front of the gate or one field further (e.g. by a Redstone Torch) the black channel is activated.

If the incoming analog redstone signal is generated 2 till 18 fields from the input of the gate away, then the red channel is activated. A generated signal in the next 17 fields (field 19 till 35 from the input of the gate away) results in an active green channel and so on (shown in picture 2).

As we said at the beginning, the active digital channel depents on the signal strength, which depends on the distance the redstone source. The following table shows this relationship.

Channel Black Red Green Brown Blue Purple Cyan Light Grey Grey Pink Lime Yellow Light Blue Magenta Orange White
Signal strengh 255 - 254 253 - 237 236 - 220 219 - 203 202 - 186 185 - 169 168 - 152 151 - 135 134 - 119 118 - 102 101 - 85 84 - 68 67 - 51 50 - 34 33 - 17 16 - 0
Source distance
to the input
0 - 1 2 - 18 19 - 35 36 - 52 53 - 69 70 - 86 87 - 103 104 - 120 121 - 137 138 - 154 155 - 171 172 - 188 189 - 205 206 - 222 223 - 239 240 - 256

Digital to Analog[edit | edit source]

Picture 3: A complete construction with a Bus Converter in the "Digital to Analog" mode. The blue channel is activated by a redstone torch, whereby all outputs of the Bus Converter are activated.

In the "Digital to Analog" mode the Bus Converter transmitts a redstone signal on all analog outputs of the gate if at least one channel of the bundled input is active (shown in picture 3). How many and which channel don't care.