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How can I use computers or turtles to check how many items and stacks are there in a barrel? (Is there any way even?)

Im using MindCrack Feed the beast pack.

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Applied Energistics –  Jeffrey Lin Jun 19 '13 at 0:47
    
But I think that is not in Feed the beast, right? –  Trollkemada Jun 19 '13 at 0:54
    
It is, just not Mindcrack :( –  Jeffrey Lin Jun 19 '13 at 1:46
    
I don't think Minecrack has OpenPeripherals, but openperipheral.info/openperipheral/documentation/factorization/… Seems like it could do it (I'm not sure though)) –  Oxinabox Aug 19 '13 at 2:41

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There is no practical way to count the number of items in a barrel using computercraft.

The only way to interact with a barrel (via computercraft) at all is to use a turtle and the only way that a turtle can interact with a barrel is to insert/pull out single stacks of items at a time. This is impractical as a method to count the contents of a barrel as a turtle only has 16 inventory slots available.

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You could temporarily dump items into a second empty barrel for counting so it would eliminate the inventory limit. But it is still probably impractical. –  mellamokb Jun 19 '13 at 17:19

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