For years I have thought a project like this was impossible due to the limitations of the game. But after teaming up with some of the great Redstoners from the technical community I am proud the present the first ever Automatic Infinite Tunnel Bore Machine.
It slowly digs out a hole by sticking blocks it mines to the drill head. When moving back the drill moves back to a station where all the mined blocks are carefully removed from the drill using two-way flying machines. These blocks are then transported with a clever conveyor system and brought to a Withercage. The Wither in this cage is then tricked with the help of snowballs into breaking these blocks. The blocks that are broken are collected by a hoppersystem which transports the items to and item-filter which neatly sorts everything mined into specific chests. All of this is done with conventional Redstone without the use of mods or command blocks.
Maintenance every now and then is required seeing as gravel and sand may cause the drillhead to get stuck due to the piston push limit. Same goes for lava and water which may cause unintended block updates on the drill. Also obsidian is obviously a block which cannot be mined. Whenever it runs into an issue the beacon switches to an orange colored light and stops the machine indicating at long distances that something is wrong.
TLDR: This machine mines blocks while you are AFK and creates an infinite tunnel. No more pickaxe needed.
This project is probably the coolest I have ever been a part of and I hope you take the opportunity to check out these awesome people.
This is project is a collaboration between:
Also special thanks to:
This video was recorded with the help of Pixelcam by CrushedPixel and Tickrate mod for 1.9.4. by Guichaguri
The song used in the video is: Vector – Frank Klepacki
Want to hear some commentary on how this project came to be and how it works? Check this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aC2m…
World Download: http://www.planetminecraft.com/projec…
Built by: Cubehamster