Monitor

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Grid workbench.png   Monitor
Iso Monitor.png
Item ID 4094
Damage Value 0
Peripheral? Yes- Term (API)

The Monitor is a block that can display text on its front side. When several screen blocks are placed on the same plane, it will form a single monitor. The maximum size of a single monitor is 8 blocks wide and 6 blocks tall, and must be placed to be shaped as a rectangle, else it will separate into multiple parts. It is useful for displaying information at a server spawn, showing a program on the monitor, and even showing the status of an IC2 reactor! (provided you have OpenCCSensors installed)

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Redirecting Programs to a Monitor

A 2x2 Monitor, connected to a Computer, with a Disk Drive connected.

From the CraftOS shell, type monitor [top|bottom|left|right|front|back] [a-program-name]. For example, typing monitor top hello would show "Hello world." on the top Monitor.

Monitor as a Peripheral

To use a Monitor, you need to either call a method directly using peripheral.call(), or, wrap the monitor using the Peripheral API. Wrapped monitors provide all functions listed in the Term API, with the exception of monitor.setTextScale(size), which is native to monitors only.

For this example, we have a Monitor connected to the top of our Computer:

-- Immediately invoke a method without wrapping
peripheral.call("top", "write", "Hello World!")
-- You can also "wrap" the peripheral side to a variable:
local monitor = peripheral.wrap("top")
monitor.write("Hello World!")


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Iso Computer.png  Computer Iso Advanced Computer.png  Advanced Computer Iso DiskDrive.png  Disk Drive Iso Monitor.png  Monitor
Iso Advanced Monitor.png  Advanced Monitor Iso Printer.png  Printer Grid turtle.png  Turtle Grid Modem.png  Wireless Modem
Grid Wired Modem.png  Wired Modem Iso Unknown.png  Networking Cable
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Grid Pocket Computer.png  Pocket Computer Grid Advanced Pocket Computer.png  Advanced Pocket Computer Grid disk.png  Floppy Disk Grid printed page.png  Printed Page
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