Sprinkler is a farming object made using an Agricultural Station. It may be placed on unoccupied ground 2 blocks wide, and is one block tall.
The sprinkler functions as an automated Watering Can, continuously preparing tilled soil for growing crops. When placed, the sprinkler will regularly fire droplets of water in an arc around itself. When these droplets hit dry tilled soil, that soil will become watered. The sprinkler can be wired to a switch, allowing players to toggle it on and off.
The water droplets emitted by the sprinkler are affected by gravity. When placed on a standard-gravity area on ground level with crops, the sprinkler spreads water over an area of 15 blocks in either direction, covering a total area of 32 blocks, or 30 not counting the sprinkler itself. The sprinkler needs at least 8 blocks of upward clearance (7 not counting the sprinkler itself) in order to reach all 15 blocks in either direction. The sprinkler can be elevated to a higher level than the soil it is watering for an increased range. For example, if placed on the same level as the tilled dirt, rather than the same level as the crops, the sprinkler needs 1 less clearance above, but only waters 14 blocks to either side, instead of the 15 watered when on ground level with the crops.
When in an area with reduced gravity, e.g., a moon, required vertical clearance will be higher, but maximum horizontal area will also be greater. In a zero-gravity environment, the water droplets will continue to flow in the the direction in which they were emitted until they hit a player, NPC, creature, or foreground block. One interesting fact to note is that, if a water droplet strikes dry tilled soil above the sprinkler, that soil will become watered, no matter the gravity. This can be useful when making a compact farm with lots of crop room.
The player, NPCs, creatures, and foreground blocks will impede the droplets fired by the sprinkler, so for highest efficiency, wandering farm animals should not be permitted in the same area as sprinklers.
|Apex :||A sprinkler. Quite a clever way to water crops.|
|Avian :||It's a machine that waters crops automatically.|
|Floran :||Waters cropss..|
|Glitch :||Unimpressed. It is an automated soil watering solution. I enjoy watering my plants by hand.|
|Human :||It's a sprinkler for watering crops! Running through sprinklers makes me feel nostalgic.|
|Hylotl :||It is used to water crops. Simple, but rather clever.|
|Novakid :||Waterin' crops made simple.|