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The EZ-Bead. An alternative bead pump / waterfall maker.

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mathmanican    1,887
50 minutes ago, greydaze said:

Oooh can i use it as a horizontal gas forcefield

Of course you can.  This EZ-Bead definitely looks more like a light saber or something similar, as opposed to the waterfall. 

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flapee    68
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3 hours ago, nakomaru said:

An "ideal" bead pump has a bead every other tile. You will notice this is impossible by the nature of the timing no matter where we place any other vents.

Am I reading it right that it is feasible even without debug/sandbox owing it to overdoing?

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mathmanican    1,887
3 hours ago, flapee said:

Am I reading it right that it is feasible even without debug/sandbox owing it to overdoing?

Yes. You can make a prefect bead pump with a valve outside sandbox but it requires two liquids. This lets you use one liquid to form the beads.

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nakomaru    1,159

There are a lot of drawbacks to this method. I don't think it's even possible to seal it from the top. To do the real job you should probably use the double liquid one. But at least you can make fancy jelly waterfalls.

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OxCD    334

Is it sucking up gases as bead-pump does ? It doesn't seem... :-/

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nakomaru    1,159
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1 hour ago, OxCD said:

Is it sucking up gases as bead-pump does ? It doesn't seem... :-/

Basically, yes, but you can't get a perfect seal that i'm aware of.

The following layout uses 60g/s total, 6 vents, 2 active on each column.

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It will rapidly consume 2kg atmosphere and fill up to very high pressure.

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A few minutes later:

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But you can't really get to vacuum or have a perfect seal.

And you can't go over 1000kg or the top vent over pressurizes :(

I'm using it to stimulate/funnel PO2 for my clay production silo.

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nakomaru    1,159
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Oops, nevermind. You can pump to vacuum with this. (1000kg per tile max).

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JesusOnEez    15

Ooooh, I'm thinking pretty water-lock using a liquid loop...might not be reliable, but it will be pretty...

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mathmanican    1,887
6 hours ago, nakomaru said:

You can pump to vacuum with this.

Nice find. It looks like you also found a way to make gasses displace liquid. If we can figure out how to replicate that in more scenarios....

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mathmanican    1,887
7 hours ago, nakomaru said:

(1000kg per tile max)

For those interested, the original bead pump does not have this limitation. 

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