Logic Gadgets: Wireless Transmitter

 

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Name of gadget Wireless Transmitter
Section Sensors & Input
Number of Tweak pages 1
Author LadylexUK, QuietlyWrong
Last updated 23 May 2019 [EA v1.02]

Description

This gadget is used with the Wireless Receiver gadget to send and receive signals without the need for wires. It is invaluable for keeping your logic tidier when you want to send one signal to many receivers or when a signal needs to be transmitted over longer distances.

This is one of several gadgets where the name of gadget is important – give it a useful name because you will need this for the wireless receiver, so it knows what signal it is looking for.

Example Tutorial (from Media Molecule)

Same as in wireless receiver

  1. Let’s make an earthquake.
  2. Grab a wireless transmitter, wireless receiver, timer and a camera shaker and put them in your scene.
  3. Tweak the wireless transmitter and give it a name (call it “quake”)
  4. Tweak the wireless receiver and enter “quake” where it says transmitter name. Now these two can communicate with each other.
  5. Set the zone shape of the wireless receiver to scene. This means that it will pick up the transmission from anywhere.
  6. Connect the timer output to “Signal to Receiver” on the wireless transmitter.
  7. Connect signal from transmitter on the wireless receiver to the power port on the camera shaker.
  8. Hit start time.
  9. As the counter counts up to its target time (the default is 5 seconds, unless you changed it) the signal it sends is increasing numerically which means the power to the camera shaker increases.

Tweak Menus

 
Image: Beta. Confirmed same as v1.02
  1. Signal From Receiver
    1b Transmission output
  2. Signal To Receiver
    2a Transmission input
  3. Power
  1. Signal From Receiver
    This is where you can hard wire the transmission to another gadget, though in normal usage this signal is sent wirelessly (hence the name of the gadget)
  2. Signal To Receiver
    This is where you connect a wire carrying the signal to be transmitted
  3. Power
    This is where you turn the gadget on/off

Lex Tips

This gadget is not only good for tidying wires. The receiver has built in trigger zone capacities so it can be useful to place a transmitter inside a player that sends the control signals to the outside world so you do not have to have multiple remote controllable sensor gadgets in every object in your world.

Useful Tutorials

Beginners Guide to Wireless Transmitters and Receivers

Wireless Interactions

Latest updates

v1.02 Confirmed menu same as in Beta. Added Lex Tip and link.

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