At the top of the interface is the 9x5 inventory. Below that is the normal Crafting Table interface. The result of your recipe does not appear directly in the output spot as it would with other Crafting Tables. Once you add enough ingredients to the inventory it automatically produces the item and saves it in the output spot. Unlike the regular Automatic Crafting Table, the MkII stores all of its materials in its inventory, not as stacks on the actual crafting interface.
Each of the six faces of the block corresponds to either the output (at the top) or one of the five inventory rows.
- The top of the block is the output side, you can use a Transposer, Filter or Buildcraft pipes to pump out of here. (Shift+right-click to place without opening the inventory and you might want a Screwdriver to get the proper orientation of the Filter/Transposer).
- Row 1 is North
- Row 2 is South
- Row 3 is West
- Row 4 is East
- Row 5 is the bottom of the block, and where empty Buckets are returned.
The second recipe is much cheaper, as it avoids using gold and silicon.
Be careful when placing ingredients in the inventory while a template is made; once enough ingredients have been placed in the inventory to create one batch, it will use the ingredients without you being able to get your ingredients back. Also be warned that if there are items in the inventory when you set the template you may get unexpected results, for example placing one Iron Ingot may result in Iron Nuggets being crafted if there are no other items in the grid.