Kit (Advanced Composter)

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Kit (Advanced Composter)
Stacks No
Constructing Options Advanced Composter
Created With Electronics Printer Mk. II
Cost 15g Copper, 30g Steel, 20g Electrum, 5g Solder
Advanced Composter
Power Usage 10w
Placed with Kit (Advanced Composter)
Placed on Small Grid
Stage 1
Deconstructed with Angle Grinder and Hand Drill


To complete construction, you must weld 5 Steel Sheets onto the kit after it has been placed.

The advanced composter creates Fertilizer out of organic matter. It accepts food, Decayed food or Biomass. It requires water and power to operate, accelerating the natural composting process.

When processing, it releases nitrogen and volatiles, as well as a small amount of heat


While converting 3 Decayed food to 1 Fertilizer the composter will consume 20 moles of water and release 50 moles of Nitrogen and 50 moles of Volatiles.

As of version 0.2.3036.15111, the way that the Advanced Composter works is as follows:

Internally, it stores the number of Food, Decayed Food, and Biomass inserted. When it finishes the current processing cycle, it will take the ratio of the three to determine how many of each to remove. It will always remove a total of 3 items. Then, it determines the output Cycles, Harvest Boost, and Growth Speed Boost values.

Cycles = 2 + (Biomass Ratio * 5)
Harvest Boost = 1.2 + (Food Ratio * 3)
Growth Speed Boost = 1.4 * (Decayed Food Ratio + 1)

After the output Fertilizer is used on a Hydroponic Tray or Hydroponic Station, any seeds planted will have their Harvest Quantities and Seed Quantities set to the base yield plus the rounded Harvest Boost modifier. The Growth Speed Boost is applied as well, and is a multiplier for how fast the plant will grow. Every time an item is planted, the Cycles decrease by 1, and then if it is less than 1, it is set to 0. This means if the Cycle count is 1.3333333, after planting one item it will go to 0, wiping the fertilizer from the planter.

Data Network Properties[edit]

These are all Data Network properties of this device.

Data Parameters[edit]

These are all parameters, that can be written to with a Logic Writer, Batch Writer, or Integrated Circuit (IC10). The outputs are listed in the order a Logic Writer's "VAR" setting cycles through them.

Parameter Name Data Type Description
Activate Boolean 0 = Not Processing, 1 = Processing
Clear Memory Integer? Writing on this Parameter will reset the ExportCount and ImportCount values to zero.
Lock Boolean If set to 1, will disable physical interaction.
Mode Boolean
On Boolean 0 = Off, 1 = On

Data Outputs[edit]

These are all parameters, that can be read with a Logic Reader or a Slot Reader. The outputs are listed in the order a Logic Reader's "VAR" setting cycles through them.

Output Name Data Type Description
Activate Boolean Whether or not the system is processing
ExportCount Integer The number of stacks inserted, not number of items
ImportCount Integer Number of fertilizers exported
Mode Integer 0 = Not Grinding, 1 = Grinding
On Boolean
Open Boolean
Quantity Integer The number of unprocessed items in the system