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Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

By SilenceDefined   /   Dec 29, 2017     Guides
Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

This guide will show you how to build and program a logic chip solar tracker using olny four chips.

Gather Your Materials



You will need the following materials to complete this build

  • 1 Solar Sensor
  • 2 Input/Output Logic Chips
  • 1 Processer Logic Chip 
  • 1 Memory Logic Chip

as many solar panels as you want.

Setting Up The Solar Panels



Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

Build your panels with the power and data ports separated. After the panels are placed use your wrench to tilt them to vertical 0%.

Then use your wrench at the base to rotate them to face the sunrise.

Set Up The Logic Chips



Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

When building the solar sensor be shure it is facing the sunrise, if it is not it will read the solar angle wrong and the tracker will not work right.

Build the first input/output chip as a reader which will take the solar angle from the sensor and send it to the math unit.

Build the processor chip as a math unit, it will divide the solar angle and send the result to the batch writer.

Build the other input/output chip as a batch writer, it will act as a group controller and change the vertical angle of all your solar panels at the same time.

The memory chip will contain the number the math unit will use to calculate the vertical angle the panels should be at based on the current solar angle.

Program the Logic Chips



Logic Reader

Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

Set the input to Daylight Sensor.

Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

Set the variable to Solar Angle.

Memory Unit

Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

Using the small screw on the memory chip set it to 1.8, you must use Left Alt to change the number in tenths. The reason we use 1.8 is there are 180 degrees of sunlight but only 100 positions the panles can be in. If you divde 180 positions of the sun by the 100 positions of the panels you get a divisor of 1.8 So if the sun is at 90 degrees the math unit divides by 1.8 giving the panel an angle of 50.

Math Unit


Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

Set input 1 to logic reader.

Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

Set input 2 to logic memory.

Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

Set the output to divide.

Batch Writer

Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

Set the input to logic math.

Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

Set the output type to solar panel.

Stationeers - Simple Logic Chip Solar Tracker

Set the output variable to vertical

All Done



That's it your panels will now auto track the sun. After the sun sets the panels will reverse direction and track the sun through the night and reach 0 at sunrise. This is usefull as you can tell how much longer night will last. Also you can add panels to your system without changing the logic system in any way.
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Written by SilenceDefined.