by: MegaBuilds

YouTube Demo

52 Votes23 Comments1 File (10,617 bytes)

A utility for hollowing, widening and excavation of tunnels, rooms, ceilings, walls and floors. Version 2 is a complete rewrite. It's faster and has new features! Be sure to grab the latest copy!

+ Automatically returns to it's starting point
+ Checks for fuel and will wait for you to interact
+ Can be configured to start from any relative direction: left/right, up/down
+ Has built-in update functionality

Please see the Instructions tab to learn how to use this beast!

Notice: Video is for v1! New video coming soon!

Mining Turtle

bore <L> <W> <H>
bore <L> <W> <H> [flags]
bore update

--left (right-to-left)
--down (excavate mode)
Key Filename Size Options
#gjdgxt bore 10,617 bytes Download View/Install
Feature Matrix:
Feature Required Optional Unused
Advanced Computer Unused
Advanced Monitor Unused
Computer Unused
Monitor Unused
Disk Drive Unused
Turtle Unused
Digging Turtle Unused
Felling Turtle Unused
Mining Turtle Required
Wireless Turtle Unused
RedPower Support:
Feature Required Optional Unused
Bundled Cable Unused
ccSensors Support:
Feature Required Optional Unused
ccSensors Unused
MiscPeripherals Support:
Feature Required Optional Unused
Feeding Turtle Unused
Chunk Loader Turtle Unused
Laser Turtle Unused
Resupply Turtle Unused
Solar Turtle Unused
Shearing Turtle Unused
Compass Turtle Unused
Wrench Turtle Unused
Treetap Turtle Unused
Alchemist Turtle Unused
Sign Reader Turtle Unused
REther Turtle Unused
Tank Turtle Unused
Inventory Turtle Unused
Thaum Scanner Turtle Unused
MFFS Turtle Unused
RTG Turtle Unused
Charge Station Unused
Iron Note Block Unused
Resupply Station Unused
Interactive Sorter Unused
Gate Reader Unused
Rail Reader Unused
Nuclear Information Reader Unused
Turtle Teleporter Unused
Player Detector Unused
Computer Controlled Crafter Unused
Tree Analyzer Unused

User Comments 23 Comments

This isn't as "set up and go" as the description leads you to believe. I started this up on a wireless mining turtle and, while it definitely dug out a room, it wasn't at all to spec. I wanted 13x13x13 as a test, and it did 4x26x26 for some reason. Also, there's no way of knowing which corner of the room you're starting in. Top right? Bottom left? Etc. Description needs to be buffed for this script to be useful.

by christophocles11/16/2012 11:42:21 am


by MegaBuilds11/16/2012 12:41:12 pm

kinda jacked to bad mouth a script saying is useless because you dont like the description, it doesn't need one there is a bloody video detailing how it works and showing it in action and looks like its working fine for them. so obviously its not something they messed up.

by MaddnessHero11/16/2012 12:44:02 pm

Also: the width is for each side. If you choose width 2 it would dig out a total width of 5 blocks.

by SmellyTuna11/16/2012 09:06:37 pm

Thanks for the update! Makes a lot more sense. I was at work and they block youtube, so I had no idea there was a video.

by christophocles11/17/2012 09:03:20 am

Consider letting people just input 13x13x13 when they want a 13x13x13 block room. You could do the calculations internally. Would make the script even easier to use!

by gpgautier11/24/2012 06:38:50 am

When i type "bore 2 2 2" It bores a 2 x 5 x 2.

by zachdyer11/25/2012 01:41:43 pm

@gpgautier I wrote a script that does exactly that except you place the turtle facing said room on the right side. Here is the linky

by zachdyer11/25/2012 05:24:21 pm

Your program prompts the user for "( "Usage: bore <height> <width> <length>" )" but accepts input as "length x width x height". Otherwise I think the script makes sense.

by trayo11/26/2012 08:47:52 pm

I know reading is new, but it's behavior is mentioned in the description.

by da404lewzer11/27/2012 04:23:01 am

I was trying to say that your instructions don't align with the prompt the program asks the user:

by trayo11/27/2012 09:47:45 pm

Is the script broken now? I try running it and it will only dig one block.

by SmellyTuna12/09/2012 05:04:52 am

Yeah I'm getting the same issue as Smelly Tuna. It will mine one block then abort.

by zachlip9812/21/2012 03:30:46 pm

Alright everyone, all of the bugs have been fixed for the latest version of ComputerCraft :)

by MegaBuilds12/25/2012 11:04:30 pm

Will the turtle deposit its blocks into a chest, or does it not do that yet?

by TorhanSacras01/01/2013 04:04:46 am

I need some help resolving an issue. When I try to run:
bore 10 2 5
I get an error on line 93.

bore:93: attempt to compare number with string expected, got number

by TheBiggs01/01/2013 01:50:55 pm

Why is everyone giving a low rating?
This program works perfectly fine for me and I always use it....

by DjKiDD42002/14/2013 10:07:05 am

This program works great with the felling turtle. You set the dimensions and off it goes! :D Twilight forest trees were a pain before. Not anymore! :3

by Allaunthefox06/09/2013 02:12:09 pm

Hello, this script works great. The only feature that this script needs is to return to original position to deposit its items just like the default excavate program. :)

by Exor18607/21/2013 08:35:58 pm

This is exactly what i've been looking for the only suggestion i have is tht if you set the width to 0 it stops it from checking those positions and just checks height and length

by DigitalHeavy09/13/2013 02:34:27 pm

This works great. A few more changes and it will be perfect.

by Nicolay09/29/2013 07:56:25 pm

I just tried this script, and will continue to use it. It works well. I would love to see inventory dump support though. I do not care if it needs and enderchest, chest placed at home, or a stack of chests which it will leave in it's wake as it goes through the clearing. I can always deal with them later. My server admin does not like random detritis all over the floor for even a short time, which keeps me babysitting this turtle to clear inventory as it goes. This, I feel, negates the benefits of having the machine mine for me.

by Farinhir02/09/2014 07:53:55 pm

Trying to dig out an area and it throws me "bore:93 attempt to compare number with string expected, got number"
I looked at the code and it seems your program doesn't like that I have fuel disabled in the config. Can you fix this?
My arguments were
"bore 26 20 4 --left"

by SeerOfVoid42007/08/2014 12:04:11 pm

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