Core Keeper Drill guide – How to build and power a Drill

Drill out those precious boulders!

In Core Keeper, you’ll sometimes come across large boulders of minerals which will prompt you with the message “I need a drill for this.” Drills are large powered digging tools that allow you to harvest the huge amounts of resources in boulders. But how do you build a drill and how do you power this machine?

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Build a Scarlet Workbench

The first step of getting drill-ready is upgrading to Scarlet Ore crafting. To do this you’ll need to have defeated the first three bosses of Core Keeper and powered the core. Next, you’ll need to harvest and refine 25 Scarlet Ore, 15 Iron Ore, and 10 Tin Ore. Use this to construct a Scarlet Workbench.

Related: How to get the Ancient Pickaxe in Core Keeper

Build an Automation Table

With the Scarlet Workbench you created you can build an Automation Table. An Automation table requires five Mechanical Parts, eight Iron Bars, and eight Scarlet Bars. You’ll also need to have constructed an Electronics table from the Iron Workbench. This is to build the Electricity Generator.

How to build and power a Drill

Finally to build a Drill, you’ll need 10 Iron Bars and 10 Scarlet Bars. Once this is complete, build your drill adjacent to the boulder you want to mine. Power it by placing an electricity generator. For the most efficient mining, you’ll want conveyor belts and robot arms to move and store the materials mined.

For more Core Keeper guides, check out How to make a Slime Farm in Core Keeper on Pro Game Guides.

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