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Motion Sensor
Used to trigger electrical events when motion is detected
Basic Information
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Group Science
Category Device
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Related Attribute
Related Perk(s)
Related Perk Book(s)
Block Properties
Hit Points 100
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support 120
Mass 10
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage
Power Attack Block Damage
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time
Ammo Type
Magazine Size
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth
Damage Multiplier: Metal
Damage Multiplier: Stone
Damage Multiplier: Wood
Butcher Tool
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Elemental Protection
Effect Protection
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on max Stamina
Effect on Stamina regen
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Cure Percentage
Buff Effect
Buff Duration
Dysentery Chance (%)
Characteristic Properties
Durability (Min Quality)
Durability (Max Quality)
Degradation per Use
Mod Type
Compatible Mods
Repaired Using
Electrical Power Required
Base Price
Max Stack 500
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into Iron
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through Trading, Crafting

Description[ | ]

The Motion Sensor is a new tool added in A16 as a part of the new Electricity game mechanics.

The Motion Sensor triggers the flow of power to children components when a player or zombie is in its view. While holding a wire tool, the motion sensor's field of vision is visible to the player as a yellow cone. When a player is within the field of view, the motion sensor will follow them like a security camera. As soon as a player steps out of the field of view, the camera snaps back to its default forward orientation.

It can detect entities up to 15 blocks away.

Crafting[ | ]

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Motion Sensor Recipe
Item Name Count
Item Name Count
AdvancedEngineering Advanced Engineering Level
0-2 3 4 5
Quality 1 Quality 2 Quality 3 Quality 4 Quality 5

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Unlock Options
BookWiring101 Wiring 101 50/100
Schematic  Schematic
Crafted in
NewWorkbench Workbench

The recipe above contains the Resources needed to craft the Motion Sensor for each level of the Advanced Engineering Perk.
A higher level in the associated perk will decrease the crafting cost, saving resources.

Uses[ | ]

Like the Auto Turret or Shotgun Auto Turret, the Motion Sensor can be set to target Self, Allies, Strangers, and/or Enemies. As such, the sensor can be used for the automation of some circuitry so long as a player is within view of the sensor. For example, players can set up an automated light system in their base that turns on when the player enters the view of the sensor. Alternatively, it could be used to target zombies only, activating weapons like the Blade Trap, or even supplying power to an auto turret.

Motion sensors can be used as somewhat complex logic gates when building circuits. For example, one could connect a turret to the sensor with the turret set to target enemies, but the sensor set to target the player. This way, the turret won't function unless a player is in view of the motion sensor, allowing a base to remain dormant when players are away to conserve ammunition.

Also like the auto turret, the angle of the motion sensor's field of view can be set by holding interact button and moving the view. To move the view, you should double-click on it.

Usage[ | ]


The following recipes require Motion Sensor:

Item Required Materials
[[File:|30px|link=Robotic Drone]] Robotic Drone RoboticsParts Robotics Parts x1, IngotSteel Forged Steel x10, DuctTape Duct Tape x15, ScrapPlastics Scrap Polymers x15, MotionSensor Motion Sensor x2
AutoTurret SMG Auto Turret MotionSensor Motion Sensor x1, IngotSteel Forged Steel x30, HandgunParts Handgun Parts x3, Oil Oil x10, ScrapPlastics Scrap Polymers x5
ShotgunTurret Shotgun Auto Turret IngotSteel Forged Steel x40, ScrapPlastics Scrap Polymers x10, Oil Oil x10, MotionSensor Motion Sensor x1, GunDoubleBarrelShotgunParts Shotgun Parts x3