I was watching the trailer for Terraria, and I can see a height/depth indicator on some of the footage - how do you enable this?

This screenshot clearly shows a height meter


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You can find (from killing Cave Bats, with 0.5% drop rate) or build (if you're playing on console) a Depth Meter that will add that value to your UI. (And also a Copper Silver or Gold watch if you want the time shown in that screen shot)

UPDATE: In 1.1 a new item called the GPS was added that combines the functionality of these two items plus a third that tells horizontal positioning.

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    even better, with 1.1 you can get a compass from a mimic and combine the Depth Meter, Gold Watch and Compass at a Tinkering station to make a GPS, which does all of these things as one item Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 15:57
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    1.3 laughing in the distance
    – user91193
    Commented Jul 17, 2016 at 11:01

You can craft a Depth Meter with: 10 Copper Bars 8 Silver Bars 6 Gold bars

You need to craft it at a Table and Chair, which is just a chair facing a table.

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    This only works on console or mobile/PC version pre-1.2, which is quite old by now. Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 3:22
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    Ive updated my terraria and i can still make them
    – Spit2703
    Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 4:49

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