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Make and teach robots to automate the world! · By Denki

Beginner's Guide - Work in progress

A topic by Teawa created Jul 17, 2017 Views: 22,362 Replies: 55
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I'm making this guide to avoid so many questions which has been asked over and over again and help people starting out.

You :)


Left click - move, pick up an item or use an item in your hands

Right click - drop and item to the ground or storage.

W A S D - camera movement

I -  inventory

E - buildings menu

SPACE - Whissle for bots

Start is always the same, pick up a nearest Stick and Stone, little popup will appear and click to craft yourself a Crude Axe

Stick - craft material, lying around

Stone - craft material, lying around or mined from boulders

Your 1st and the most important item for a whole game is now in your hands. Walk up to the tree and chop it down with your axe using left click. After choping down a tree you will get yourself a Log lying down on the Tree soil and 0-3 seeds
Tree soil - trees can be planted and grown only on tree soil

Log - material for buildings or for future processing

Seed - Most important for renewing your forest and automation for wood, we will get to this item bit later on

Once you chop down few trees down, bring up building's build menu (E) and put a simple flooring down with a left click.
In case you put any blueprint or building down wrong you always can delete it with Delete mode inside build menu with DELETE, left click on desired blueprint or building and click on the trashbin.
Buildings aren't build right away, when you put the blueprint down you still need to supply it with materials.
Flooring - Blueprint / Built, basement for workbenches, saw and various other buildings

Close down build menu and hover over the Flooring, tooltip will say you need 2 logs to build it.
Drop the axe down with right click on the floor or open your inventory (I) and put your axe into your backpack.
Grab a Log (left click) and use it on Flooring (right click), finish it off with 2nd Log.
Finally you got a Flooring where you can put another building for future processing as workbench or saw.

Open up build menu and select Crude bench saw, you can rotate it with R and put the blueprint on the flooring.
Crude Bench Saw - basic saw to process Logs or Planks in 1:4 ratio

To build a basic Workbench you need 2 Logs, 4 Planks and 1 Stone
Arrows indicate where you will stand to put material in and where are items comming out from
Where to get Planks from? Good question!
Planks - vastly used material for almost everything, you never have enough!, you can pick up up to 4 planks at the time
Poles - made out of Planks, material for variety of tools or blueprints
Pick up your axe from you inventory or from the ground and use it on a Log.
Split Log by an axe get you 2 Planks. Split another one to get 4 Planks and finish off your Saw with 2 another Logs and a Stone

Once you finally finish your Crude Bench Saw you can LEFT click on the Saw to choose what to split your material into.
Use your material in hand with a RIGHT click to split it.

Now, we need to move on, put Basic Workbench blueprint down on Flooring
Basic Workbench - workbench for various basic tools as a wooden axe or shovel
2 Logs, 4 Poles and 2 Stones later, you got Basic Workbench!
Basic Workbench offers you to craft basic tools, remember to LEFT click to choose the option from a building, RIGHT click to use the material
Now, here comes the REAL FUN PART! Build Worker Assembler!!!
  Worker Assembler - Used to build workbots, NOT build on flooring

Now, we're gonna make it more interesting and PRO. Click on Worker Assembler and choose Basic Workbot.
To build Basic Workbot, we will need 4 Planks, 4 Poles and 1 Gear.
To craft a Gear we will need to build Wood Router
Wood Router - Building to craft Gear and Crude Wheel
5 Planks, 2 Poles,1 Log and 1 Wooden Axe (from Basic Workbench) later, you can finally craft a Gear
Gear - Used to make better Workbots and more

NOW FINALLY, head to the Worker Assembler with Gear, 4 Planks and 4 Poles and make yourself a 1st Basic Workbot.

  Basic Workbot - Because why would you need a Crude Workbot if you can start with better version! :)

Here is where the real game start to show it's potential!
Press SPACE, left click on your Workbot. You have 2 options, Trade and Teach.
Trade him a Wooden Axe from your inventory. Click on Teach, Left Click on a Tree and click on Forever. And Go!
Basic Bot's instructions to cut down trees
Now, your Bot will cut down trees until he's Out of battery, Trees to cut down or axe. Unfortunatelly even Bot's tools are getting destroyed after a while of using.
Now you automated out Log production but sooner your Bot will run out of Trees to cut down.
Build a Seedling Tray prefferably the entry point facint into the tree soil
  Seedling Tray - Tray to store seeds and let them grow big if taken out and put into digged hole in tree soil
Since now, you will get lazy but at the same time, you will realise you have so much options to not get your hands dirty.
Build 3 more Basic Workbots, Teach 1st to pick up a (left click) Seed and put it in (right click) Seedling Tray
Basic Bot's instructions to pickup Seeds and put into Seedling Tray
Teach 2nd to dig the holes down with Wooden Shove (from Basic Workbench) and Trade him a Wooden Shovel
Teach 3rd to pick up Seeds from Seedling Tray and put them into the holes.

Now, you've automated your forrest to be cut down, cleared of all Seeds, dig holes for Seeds and put the Seeds to let them grow for new Trees! Congratulation! :)
I'll expand this basic guide when I've got some extra time sooner or later.

Perferct. not complete, but great for begginers.

How you check what materials you need?

Hover over the blueprint of the building


is there a way to move stuff like bench saws


If you go to building mode (E) then go to Delete mode (PC - Del key) (Mac Function + Delete keys) you can click on a building to delete it. If you then leave delete mode (escape key) you can reselect the building as if creating a new one and place it where you want. The building will be replaced without having to construct it from materials. 

**Warning - This will screw up any scripts that use the building.


Okay so this is all useful  but after a while bots run out of battery. Is there a way to recharge them, or do you just need to make a new bot?


either click on the bot and your character will do it, or have a bot recharge them by teachign them to recharge bots the same way you do.


thanks,but... bots recharging bots? they are too powerful and must be destroyed.

yea but you would need a robot recharging the robot recharging the robot recharging the robots

00000 paradox achived and btw 



You can make a bot to recharge your bots is just like setting them to chop a tree but with a bot ;)


How can I get water?


Build a bucket - equip it and left click in water.

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From where?(the bucket)

Also  can I cross the water?If can,plz tell me how!thx


You can craft a wood bucket @ the basic workbench with 2 planks.

And you Can cross most water, but you can't cross deep sea water.


There is literaly a bridge in the basic craft bench menu.


Yes but how do you croos to the black part you cant build there



I don't need no guide.


How do i turn metal ore into metal? what i need to build?


clay furnace.

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Make a fertiliser storage from the build menu, put dung in it, than you can take fertiliser out.


how do you make a gear?


One plank in wood router.


Is there a way to tell a bot to equip an item out of their backpack?  I can direct them to put stuff away by teaching them to use the 'e' button.  But my attempts to teach them to open inventory and equip an item doesn't work.


with . and , u can cycle through the item in ur inventory, same as bots.

i cant craft a wooden axe it only shows up that you can only craft a plank and a pole pls help

For a Wooden Axe, you need to build a Basic Workbench. It sounds like you are trying to craft one on a Crude Bench Saw.

i have a bigger probelem than u i cant make planks cuz a basic saw needs planks to make but a saw makes planks

Chop log with your first tools

How you check how much materials you need


Position the mouse pointer over the building and its name will pop up; move the mouse pointer over the name and a new popup should appear to show what's required. It's a new system we're trying and it doesn't seem to be proving popular enough :)

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There's no popup that wants me to craft an axe. Any ideas? Or if you can tell me how to do it, that's fine too.

Where are you trying to craft an axe?

If you're at the start of the game, pick up a Stick so that you're holding it in your hand, and then left click on a Stone on the ground and it will pop up with the option to craft a Crude Axe or a Crude Shovel.

If you're a little later, you need a Basic Workbench to craft a Wooden Axe, which will require one Pole and one Plank, which you can get by using an axe on a plank or a log respectively, or at a saw.

is it possible to destroy buildings?

Yes, press E to open the menu, the press the trash can in the bottom-left corner. Click on buildings to remove them. Careful- you don't get the resources back!

What do I do with the little people? Are they even important? 

If you are talking about the naked people lying around, aka Natives or Villagers, so far no they are not important. Just wait until you start messing with them. They are just for fun at the moment.

Is there a way to clear the brain of robot. So you can sign a totally new task and delete the original task you do not want done anymore.

yes, now that the game has been updated twice. Click the garbage/trash can icon. Make some data in the Worker Assembler if you want to save that command

How do you make a wood axe?

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spam bot?

This may become irrelevant once the next update comes around. It reworks the bot-building system and adds stuff like growing zone designation.

how do you make string? out of wool? out of fleece?


Try digging up and picking up a Weed :)

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Thanks so much!

In the right building there is a clear recipe. I think you don't have it built yet.

Can you rotate blueprints/buildings? If so, then how?


After you have pressed E to go into Building mode, you can rotate a blueprint by pressing R as many times as you want.  To rotate a building in Building mode, click on the option for Movement mode, click on the desired building, and then press R as many times as you want.  You may need to move the building to another location because you cannot rotate it and then put it back down onto its original location.  Just rotate and move it somewhere else, and then move it back to where it started.


how do you make planks

how to make wood planks if its by cutting them in a basic saw its impossible cuz a basic saw needs planks to be made

At the start of the game, the Farmer-Player can pick up from the ground a stick and a stone and combine them into an axe.  The axe can be used to cut down trees into logs and then can be used to cut logs into planks and can be used to cut planks into poles.  Those logs, planks, and poles can then be used to make other buildings and tools.

How can I have the board?

How can I have the board?

This is incredibly outdated