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[Factorio] Logistics Tutorials - Counting Items

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Logistics Tutorial #1
How to get number of items in a chest

What you will need:
  • A power source
  • An inventory source (Such as a chest)
  • A wire (Red or green)
  • Any items to count
  • A lamp


First, you will need a source of power. This can be either from your steam turbines or your solar power grid.
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Next, place your inventory source down and put some items inside it. For the example, I have placed 5 Blue Belts inside a steel chest.
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You will now need your lamp (or other useful item to interact with). Place it down and connect it to the chest with your wire.
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Now you will need to set a condition at which the lamp will turn on. For this, I will use "Blue Belts total is greater than 10". Click the lamp to bring up its GUI.
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Now click the empty grey box to select the item you wish to compare with.
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The lamp will turn on if you have the items in the lamp as the total is greater than 0.
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If I then set the number to 10. The lamp will be turned off because I only have 5 Blue Belts in the chest.
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Doing this, you can set a lamp to turn on when you have more than X amount of items inside your chest. This is useful for a status indicator for items such as Alien Tissue and other important items which you will need to keep track of their quantity.

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