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AuthorSpacetoad, Sir Sengir, Krapht
Tekkit Lite
Big Dig
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BuildCraft is a core mod in the Technic Pack. It was created by SpaceToad.

The idea of Buildcraft revolves around creating Machines and moving items around, slowly building your automated world to a point at which the player has to do almost nothing themselves.

BuildCraft has two main uses: the moving around of items via Pipes and Engines, and digging, pumping and mining with various Machines. The BuildCraft mod really is the key to world automation, as it is compatible with almost every other mod.

General Overview


Main Article: Buildcraft Pipes

  • Transport Pipes
  • Waterproof Pipes
  • Conductive Pipes

Pipes are the main method of moving items around in Buildcraft. They look very much glass tubing, and can be placed to link chests, engines, and a variety of other things. They can even carry different items between different mods to add much functionality. One appropriately powered items will appear moving through the pipe. There are several different kinds of pipes.


Main Article: Buildcraft Engines Engines are one of the main sources of power in Buildcraft. They are the main method providing power to transport items through pipes. They all consume a certain type of fuel to output their power, from a redstone signal to fuel oil. There are three types of engine.


Main Article: Buildcraft Machines There are many different machines included in BuildCraft. They add a greater level of functionality. BuildCraft's machines revolve more around changing and sculpting the landscape, either for aesthetuic qualities or the provide the player with valuable resources.

Logic Gates

Main Article: Logic Gates Gates allow you to change the way your pipes work, including detecting whether items are going through them and many other useful tasks.