The Gear Box acts as a means of relaying and distributing Mechanical power. It has only one input (the side which has 4 arrows pointing towards a square hole) to which an axle may be attached, but every other side acts as an output to which you may also attach other axles. Mechanical power supplied to the input axle is then relayed to each of the outputs. The Redstone Clutch works similarly to a Gear Box, but can also be turned off by the application of Redstone power.
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Keep in Mind
- Can be rotated by right-clicking on it with an empty hand, but only if it is not connected to an axle.
- The input side must face the axle which the Mechanical power will come from. The input side faces you when you place it.
- Thunderstorms will destroy the first gearbox connected to any Wind Mill. For this reason, it is recommended to use a Redstone Clutch in this case, although it will also be destroyed unless redstone power is applied to it; if the redstone power is switched off during during the thunderstorm, the gear box breaks fairly quickly after making loud creaking sounds as a warning. Only 2 gold nuggets (and no Redstone dust) are dropped from the destroyed box.
- In many situations building the mechanical power transmission from target to source is much easier than the other way around. e.g. you may place the gear box directly on an axle.