Since the Embers Rekindled mod isn’t documented very well, most players (including myself) did not, or still don’t know how to use the Embers Mechanic and the Embers Bore structures together to produce energy from lava in order to power the Ember Bore without the need of items like Coal.
This tutorial assumes that you have already gone through the Seablock: Rustic Waters questline in the book and have most, if not all, required blocks for going through with automation. Below is a list of what you will need (Bare minimum) when you’re setting up your structures.
- 1x Normal Fluid Input Hatch
- 1x Nether Furnace
- 1x Machine Controller
- 1x Mystical Mechanical Output
- 1x Ember Bore
- 1x Mechanical Core
- 1x Mechanical Actuator
- 1x Item Extractor
- 1x Lever
- 1x Fluid Extractor*
- ?x Fluid Pipes*
- 1x Item Extractor
- ?x item Pipes (Dependant on where you want to place the storage)
- 1x Storage (Chest, Drawer, etc..)
- Lava Source
- 3x Iron Gear
- 1x Steel Axle
- 1x Steel Gearbox
* Fluid Extractors and Pipes are only needed when dealing with tanks that you have lava in.
Building the Embers Mechanic
If you did the questline, you should have a Mechanical Blueprint on how to build an Embers Mechanic, since it’s a multiblock structure. The screenshot below shows how the four blocks fit together. When the structure is complete, it will turn red.
Make sure you place the Embers Mechanic relatively close to the Bore you’re trying to power. The location you place it in will heavily impact on the resources you will need to bring mechanical power to the actual bore.
Building the Embers Bore
Building the Embers Bore is relatively simple. The actual Ember Bore block should be either one or two blocks above bedrock. When you place the block down, you will see that it expands into a 3×3 structure with diggers underneath. Once this happens, you will need to place a Mechanical Core on top of the Ember Bore and a Mechanical Actuator on top of the Mechanical Core. The finished result should look something like the screenshot below.
Once this is done, you should route your Item Extractors and Pipes out of one of the outputs (Four Holes on the sides) of the Mechanical Core. Make sure to put any kind of lever on the Item Extractor and turn it on. Without turning it on, the Items will not be extracted from the bore.
Once you have this nice and set up, it’s time to set up the Embers Mechanic to power our mechanical bore. While this may sound scary, it’s relatively simple to do. At this point, if you have already assembled your Ember Mechanic, I suggest you remove the Mystical Mechanical Output and place any block three blocks to the right of the Fluid Input Slot. This will let you place down the Steel Gearbox on the correct input side. The input side should always be turned to the machine’s output. It can be recognized as a sheet on one of the sides, like the screenshot below.
When you have the input aligned towards the Mystical Mechanical Output, we’re not done yet. Do not put the Output back on before doing the next step.
An extra item we need is two iron gears. Remember that we need iron gears to power and rotate the gearbox and the steel axle that connects both of the machines together.
Plop two Iron Gears into the input and output sides of the Steel Gearbox the screenshot below shows where the Iron Gears should fit if you’re following this tutorial. If you’re using another angle, make sure the Iron Gear is on the Input and Output side of the Steel Gearbox.
Once you’re done and have the gearbox ready, your setup should look mostly like this;
When you’re ready, you can now assemble the Ember Mechanic completely by putting the output on the lower right slot. If you already have lava flowing, placing a steel axle on the end of the output on the steel gearbox should set the steel gearbox in motion, and the gears should rotate and make clicking sounds. That means that your system is working and you should now be ready for the final connection stage.
In my case (And if you’ve been following the tutorial to the point) the Steel Gearbox with the Iron Gears and the Mechanical Actuator is exactly one block apart from each other. This is because the length between the actual mechanics is the shortest. If you’ve done this at a different angle, you should note that for each bend, you’ll need another steel gearbox and two iron gears for the Input and Output.
If you have made it this far, there are only two steps left to do. Shift-Right click a steel axle on the rotating output iron gear and it should start to spin towards the actuator.
The very last part to end this entire fiasco is an Iron Gear on the actual Mechanical Actuator Input. When the Iron Gear is placed, the Bore will automatically start excavating ore and continue endlessly, providing there is enough Lava powering the Ember Mechanic!
Massive thanks to Squads3 for writing this Wiki Article!