I’ve been creating a couple of new blocks that help automate building:
A placer block that can place blocks, either as a new machine or attached to an existing machine
The placement block is part of the pipes system so you can use pipes to fill it up with things to place (or just open it and put things in manually)
And an attractor block that can pull other machines towards it (and lock them in position when they are close enough)
And with enough of them you can build a rocket factory:
An interesting question is if a sign post is a sensible way to input data into a machine, ………., its a fair point.
I mentioned a “more complicated circuit” running it all in the video but that feels a little complicated so I’m planning on adding a “procedure block” that you can set to [output the number 6 for 5 seconds then output the number 7 for 2 seconds] etc that should simplify that sort of thing.