|Latest Minecraft version||1.7.10|
RotaryCraft is a technology mod by Reika that adds engines, gears, shafts, coils, and many tools and machines. Machines can be used for mining, refining ores, automatic crop, tree, and mob farms, and base defense.
Unlike many other technological mods, RotaryCraft does not use cables or conduits to transfer power. RotaryCraft machines are powered by rotational kinetic energy, referred to as Shaft Power. Engines output power at different Torques (Newton Meters, Nm) and Speeds (Radians per second, Rad/sec) and may require Gearboxes to reach sufficient torque or speed to power different machines. Shaft power can also be converted into and produced from IndustrialCraft EU, Thermal Expansion Redstone Flux (RF), Railcraft Steam, PneumaticCraft air pressure, and ElectriCraft Electricity.
Realism is at the core of this mod, and figuring out what is needed to run each machine requires math. Though this can seem daunting to players, almost all the math is based on multiples of 2. In fact, much of the mod's progression is not in its machine tiers, but in the player learning what each machine requires in order to be usable. While many highly advanced machines may look inexpensive, they may require highly advanced power supplies or consume other advanced resources when active.