Many different mechanisms can be created by combining rotors, sliding blocks, and hinges, in conjunction with the logic system. The possibilities are nigh infinite!
Turrets, doors, trunks, hangars, spinning things, turrets with doors, turrets with doors and spinning things spinning things with doors and turrets, and more!
Rotors[edit | edit source]
All Rotors slow down when they have more mass to move. The small rotor may be given an absolute weight limit sometime in the near future, although the rotors may become freeform before that happens.
Constant Speed Rotors[edit | edit source]
These rotors used to exist, but have been removed and replaced with the equivalent of a CPR (below). Unconfirmed if they will come back.
Controlled Position Rotors[edit | edit source]
These rotors have their angle controlled and move at a fixed speed until they reach their intended position. They're basically a big servo motor.
CPR's are great for anything you need to control the position of accurately, like doors, turrets, ramps, and many others.
With all the different logic systems in game, the use of these CPR's can be very diverse and useful.
The CPR also comes in a smaller, brick size, but it may be removed in the future do to the rotors becoming free-form like the new hinges. (old info, likely false)
Sliding Blocks[edit | edit source]
The Sliding blocks come in two sizes, but work essentially the same. One is placed like a brick, and the other like a block, and they are scalable on one axis (this may change similarly to how the rotors may scale in the future). They also have an extension block, which can be placed on the end of a slider block to make them longer.
The sliding block is controlled like a linear actuator, and accepts distance inputs similar to how the CPRs accept angle inputs. They move at a fixed speed toward their destination, and slow down as more weight is added.
Hinges[edit | edit source]
Hinges work like the CPR in that they take in angle values, but they are much slimmer due to them being hinges.
The hinge is best used when you need to rotate something, but don't have enough space to put a rotor, like for cockpits or maintenance hoods.
These have recently been merged into a new, free-form hinge that can be made any length that you need. In the future, larger hinges will be needed to rotate heavier loads, but for now, they simply slow down the smaller the hinge and heavier the load.