Button Repeater

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Button Repeater Button Repeater
Button Repeater.png
Tier Small
Group Item
Type Automation
Crafted at Small Printer
Recipe Zinc
Unlock Cost 300 Bytes

The Button Repeater is an Automation item in Astroneer. It allows players to activate connected modules either by interacting with the button or by receiving signals from Sensors.


Output Input Module
Button Repeater Zinc Small Printer


The Button Repeater is used to activate various items, either by itself, or triggered using Sensors. It can be placed in any slot, or can be placed on the ground.

The Button Repeater can be activated multiple ways, including:

The yellow spike at the top of the button is the Target Pin. Clicking the spike will allow the player to plant the Pin on an acceptable module (much like the Winch), as well as letting them create a branch point, to which multiple Pins or spikes can be connected. Up to 12 Pins and branch points can be created from a single Button Repeater.

  • While the small branch point spikes can be used to create a new Target Pin, the spikes themselves cannot be used to trigger modules.
  • Creating a new Target Pin from a branch point will count as one of the button's 12 available spikes.
  • Activating the button will activate or toggle the state of all connected modules, which also causes the Button and Wires to flash green. The list of toggleable modules and their behaviors can be found in the next section.
  • While the button can be placed on and activated by the Backpack's two auxiliary slots, one cannot create a Target Pin from a button attached to any backpack slot.
  • Anchoring a Target Pin to a platform will allow the button to toggle all items on that platform.
  • Similarly, anchoring a Target Pin to any non-canister storage will allow all items on that storage to be toggled at once.
  • It is not possible to unpack packaged items using a Button Repeater

List of Activatable Items

The following items can be activated with a Repeater/Sensor:

Additionally, the following items can activate the Button Repeater: