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Mechanical Toolbox
The standard blue toolbox and iconic symbol of SS13's robust combat system because of its longstanding choice as an improvised weapon. For best results, apply directly to forehead. Found all over the station, and contains useful tools for anyone without a nearby fabricator.


  • Screwdriver, wirecutters, wrench, welder, crowbar, atmospheric analyzer. (default)
  • Upgraded atmospheric analyzer, soldering iron, t-ray scanner, wire coil, milk, banana, peanut butter sandwich (the variant Engineers spawn with)
Electrical Toolbox
Intended for fixing destroyed power infrastructure. They are clustered around tool storage and electronics.


Emergency Toolbox
Hidden mainly in firefighting stashes in maintenance tunnels and emergency supply lockers. They're still great for caving in a skull.

Contains: fire extinguisher, station bounced radio, flashlight, crowbar (red variant).

Tool Belt
A toolbox that fits on the belt slot. A Holy Grail for anyone unwilling or unable to stuff their tools into a backpack box. Mechanic and Engineer spawn with a version with tools. Empty ones often appear in Engineering Storage and sometimes Tool Storage, Warehouse, and maintenance depending on the map. Additional empty belts also appear in, naturally, Utility Belt Crates from Cargo.

Holds absolutely anything in the tools category and many other tiny or small items. Contains:

  • Nothing. (default)
  • Screwdriver, wirecutters, wrench, welder, crowbar, multitool, deconstruction device. (variant Mechanic and Engineer start with) YellowScrewdriver.pngWirecuttersYellow-32x32.pngWrenchYellow-32x32.pngWelderV2-32x32.gifCrowbarYellow-32x32.pngMultitoolV2-32x32.pngDeconstructionDeviceV3-32x32.png


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One of the most, if not the most essential tool. Used in moving windows and grilles, building computers, opening maintenance panels in electronics, fixing microwaves, modifying small devices, opening cyborg heads and more. A special yellow variant spawns in the toolbelts of any Engineers or Mechanics.
Used in wiring, hacking, deconstructing computers, etc. Live wires should always be handled with insulated gloves. A special yellow variant spawns in the toolbelts of any Engineers or Mechanics.
Used in building computers, activating cyborgs, deconstructing walls and furniture etc. A special yellow variant spawns in the toolbelts of any Engineers or Mechanics.
A heavy engineering tool. An active welder will ignite plasma, break light bulbs, set off nearby fire alarms and do horrible things when swung at a person. Click on it while it's in-hand to activate it. To refuel it, click on a handheld or full-size welding fuel tank while the welder is off and in your active hand. Operating one will cause eye damage without proper protection.
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A general-purpose opener. Used to pry open firelocks and unpowered doors, prying up or out floor tiles, window frames, wall girders, computer modules and so on. There is a variant with a red body that appears in emergency toolboxes; aside from different sprite, it behaves identically to its less-decorated kin. A special yellow variant spawns in the toolbelts of any Engineers or Mechanics.
An electrician's precision tool. Known mostly for being a cornerstone of hacking, it's also essential for finishing APC repairs.
T-Ray Scanner
A combined ultrasound probe and volt meter. When operated like a flashlight, it emits terahertz range radio pulses that briefly reveal hidden wires, disposal pipes and cloakers. When used on wires, doors or other electronic equipment, it reports whether it's powered or electrified. Engineer's and mechanic's PDAs have these instead of the standard flashlight modules.
Spare cable, found plentifully in yellow toolkits and boxes marked "Cable Storage". Used in constructing computers, repairing damaged wiring under floors and much more. Check out Guide to Wiring for details on how to put floors and wire together to make things happen. While red is the most common color, electrical toolboxes and certain Cargo crates (all under Basic Materials section) have wire in many other colors, including: black, blue, brown, green, hot pink, orange, purple, white, and yellow.
Soldering Iron
Essential for electronic projects as far as gadget construction is concerned, but not much more than a superheated stabbing implement for the rest.
Deconstruction Device
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Does the exact opposite and disassembles any piece of machinery, yielding its respective object frame, which can later be deployed elsewhere using a soldering iron. The general process is that you click on the thing with the device, and then press the right buttons while holding device and the right tool.

There are two versions that deconstruct the same but have different damage and availibility:

Atmospheric Analyzer
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Instant atmospheric analysis. Lists the temperature, pressure and the proportions of gases either in the open air or inside pipes and canisters. Abundantly available in blue toolboxes, but every PDA has this feature built-in. Adding a atmospheric analyzer upgrade from a Vendomat lets it analyze gases in open air, but not canisters or similar, from long range.
Device Analyzer
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Scans one or multiple electronic devices into memory, which can then be redeemed for a blueprint in the ruckingenur kit. The mechanic's PDA comes with a superior scanner which transmits all schematics wirelessly into the workshop.
Miniaturized Lamp Manufacturer
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Installs, changes, and removes lights. Click on the device while it's in your active hand/slot, and it'll open up a wheel of buttons that let you choose what color lamps it makes (Set White, Set Cyan,etc.), whether it'll make light bulbs or light tubes (Fitting Production: Bulbs, Fitting Production: Tubes), or toggle whether it removes lights or replaces them (Toggle Fitting Removal).

Click on a wall, window, or floor tile it with it, and it'll attempt to place down a light fixture of the configured color and tube/bulb setting. Click on a existing light, and it'll either swap it to the color you chose if toggled to replace lamps in the Toggle Fitting Removal or delete it if set in Toggle Fitting Removal to remove fittings.

There are two versions of this that differ by resource cost.

  • MiniaturizedLampManufacturerHumanYellow-32x32.png The gun-shaped one can be found in Engineer equipment lockers and is included in the Construction Equipment crate that can ordered by the QM(s), and it requires 1 metal sheet with each use. To load it, simply click on the device with the sheets; loading it takes up to 5 sheets from the stack, and it has a capacity of 20 sheets.
  • MiniaturizedLampManufacturerSiliconYellow-32x32.png The claw-like version is used by certain types of Cyborg, and rather than metal, it takes charge from the cyborg's battery, with adding in missing lights, removing lights, and replacing functional ones costing more than replacing broken ones.
Floor and Wall Planner
Changes the textures of existing floors and walls and can also remove changed textures. To use it, put it in your hand and left click on it. It will pop up a dialog box for three modes:
  • Floors: Lets you pick from a list of several floor patterns, from standard station floors to grass and sand to even caves and strange stone (there are no pictures). After you've chose the one you want, you can left-click on a floor to change it to the selected texture. Some floors cannot be changed.
  • Walls: Works similar to floor mode, except with walls. Again, some walls cannot be changed.
  • Restore original: For if you want to completely remove the new sprite you put in and go back the original one before you did any modifications. It works exactly like putting down new floor/walls textures, making reversing changes nice and easy.

Part of the Construction Equipment crate, which can be ordered from the Quartermaster(s). Manta's Sea Turtle also starts with one.

Window Planner
Formerly the material shaper, a tool that takes processed metal bars and glass cubes and uses them to produce preset glass/grille windows, providing a efferent and quick way to make them without manually setting them down yourself. The gun has two different modes that are pretty straight forward. Has two modes:
  • 'Marking/unmarking plans for grille and glass structures.' - When you left click on an area, it puts down a transparent red outline of where you want your glass/grille section to go. Left clicking it again in this mode erases it. You can see the outlines with a construction visualizer, if you somehow got a hold of one.
  • 'constructing planned grille and glass structures.' - Left-clicking on outlines set down on the above mode (not the floor they're on) uses the stored glass/metal to make the structure for you at the cost of 2 metal and 4 glass.

Found in the Construction Equipment crate from Cargo.


RCDBaseV2-32x32.pngRCDYellow-32x32.png Point-and-click repair magic! The Rapid Construction Device (RCD) conjures up and tears down various station structures using a 50-unit magazine of compressed matter, depending on the setting, which is changed by clicking on the thing while it's in your hand (Hotkey: C for Goon WASD, Z for /tg/style hotkeys). Each construction/deconstruction action has a 5-second delay, and it creates sparks when switching between modes or when it finishes its task, which may ignite nearby flammable materials.

The whole station has exactly two units: one is locked away in EVA and the CE sleeps next to a fancy yellow one. Engineering cyborgs have built-in RCDs that do not need refilling and instead replicate the compressed matter straight from their power supplies, at 1 matter unit = 100 charge, so emergency repair work usually falls on them. It is also possible to buy an empty one from Cargo's RCD replacement crate or make one at a mining fab that's been hacked.

Ghost Drones have a unique Realistic Cardboard Device that has the same modes as the normal RCD mentioned above, but builds significantly weaker constructions. The Cardboard RCD is only able to deconstruct other cardboard walls and floors and cannot remove normal station walls or floors.

List of RCD modes:
Img Name Normal RCD Cost RCDBaseV2-32x32.png RCD Custom Cost RCDYellow-32x32.png Description
Floors and Walls
  • Uses 1 unit to build a floor on empty space or a lattice
  • Uses 2 units to build a wall on a flooring
  • Uses just 1 unit to add plating to a girder
  • Uses 2 units to reinforce a wall
  • Uses 1 unit to build a floor on empty space or a lattice
  • Uses 1 unit to build a wall on a flooring
  • Uses 1 unit to add plating to a girder
  • Uses 2 units to reinforce a wall
Floor tiles are made isntantaneously. It takes 5 seconds to build a full wall on a floor tile, and it takes 5 seconds to reinforce a wall. Hitting a completed wall again with the RCD will reinforce it. This setting cannot replace burnt flooring or add tiles to bare plating; use floor tiles for those!
Windows Uses 2 units to make a window Uses 4 units to make a window Creates a generic (i.e. not reinforced) glass window over a plating or grille and takes 2 seconds to construct.
Airlocks Uses 5 units to make an airlock Uses 4 units to make an airlock The RCDs from Cargo and in EVA build a generic grey airlock. This airlock has no access attached to it. The Chief Engineer has a snazzy yellow RCD that allows for customizing doors and setting unique access levels. Making a new airlock takes 5 seconds.
Light Bulbs Uses 2 units to make a light bulb fixture. Uses 2 units to make a light bulb fixture. Like a companion to the Miniaturized Lamp Manufacturer, this setting on the RCD allows the placement of full light fixtures including light bulbs. You can then use the lamp manufacturer on it to change the bulb colors out. It takes 2 seconds to place a light fixture, and it must be placed on a wall. You can't place a light fixture on a wall that already has a fixture on it.
Light Tubes Uses 2 units to make a light tube fixture. Uses 2 units to make a light tube fixture. Like a companion to the Miniaturized Lamp Manufacturer, this setting on the RCD allows the placement of full light fixtures including light tubes. You can then use the lamp manufacturer on it to change the tube colors out.It takes 2 seconds to place a light fixture, and it must be placed on a wall. You can't place a light fixture on a wall that already has a fixture on it.
  • Uses 8 units to remove walls, girders, floors, lattices, and windows
  • Uses 15 units to remove airlocks
  • Can downgrade a reinforced wall into a regular wall for 8 units
  • Uses 6 units to remove walls, girders, floors, lattices, and windows
  • Uses 10 units to remove airlocks
  • Can downgrade a reinforced wall into a regular wall for 6 units
Removes any built components. Floors, walls, windows, and airlocks all take 5 seconds to remove. Removing a wall's reinforcement also takes 5 seconds. Removing a light fixture takes 3 seconds.

Compressed Matter Cartridges

Every RCD needs compressed matter units to construct and deconstruct structures. Each RCD has a limited supply of compressed matter units, and to refill them, you use compressed matter cartridges, which come in various sizes listed below. Note the RCDs on ghostdrones and cyborgs drain the silicon user's battery to create compressed matter, so those two don't need to worry about compressed matter cartridges.

Item Image Units Description
Compressed Matter Cartridge
10 "Ammo" for the rapid construction device. These standard size ones each give 10 units of matter for the RCD. Five of them are usually bundled in the "RCD crate" the station's RCD units come in, and additional ones can be created at mining fabs and general fabricators that have been hacked.
Medium Compressed Matter Cartridge
50 These larger cartridges grant 50 units of matter for the rapid construction device, enough to fill a completely empty one. Available at mining fabs and general fabricators that have been hacked.
Large Compressed Matter Cartridge
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100 The extra big ones start with a generous 100 units of matter for the rapid construction device Since RCDs have 50 unit capacities, this of course means some left over. Can be made at mining fabs and general fabricators that have been hacked, with correspondingly high material requirements.


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Welding Mask
Looks all business. When toggled down by , will darken the wearer's vision a bit and prevent eye damage from light sources, be it welding or something else. Can be found in Engineer equipment lockers and welding supplies lockers or fabricated at general manufacturer.
Hard Hat
Comes with a built-in flashlight. Protects the head quite well.
Hi-Vis Vest
That's short for high-visibility vest, also sometimes called a safety vest. Not too much in the way of stats aside from some slight cold resistance, but sure does make you look like you know what you're doing. Found in the equipment lockers for Engineer, Mechanic, and Chief Engineer and appears in many maps' Warehouse areas.
Engineering Headset
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Stay in touch and coordinate with your colleagues. Type say :e to talk over the engineering channel.
Meson Goggles
What distinguishes an engineer from an assistant. Tints the vision green, but, when toggled, allows the wearer to see the condition of the station infrastructure through walls, and allows better vision in the dark. Rather scarce aside from the units that start in card-locked equipment lockers.
Insulated Gloves
For handling live wires. Highly coveted for their ability to allow door hacking. Found in electrical supplies, Engineer's equipment, and Mechanic's equipment lockers and can be ordered by the Quartermaster in the form of Electrical Maintenance Crates. They are also sometimes found out in the open in Engineering and Mechanics, as if waiting for someone to break in and steal them.
Protects the wearer from fire and extreme heat. It reduces damage from being on fire by 45%, and if you get a firefighting helm, that'll push you to 60%. The suit does protect from the cold somewhat, but it's not effective against hard vacuum and will slow down your running speed when you're wearing it. It's available in Engineering Storage and, on some maps, a few other parts of Engineering, it spawns in firefighting closets fairly often, and more can be bought from Cargo through Firefighting Supplies Crates.
Firefighter Helm
Offers more resistance to fire and extreme temperatures than most helmets definitely complements with the firesuit better than the hard hat too. Doesn't reduce damage to the head as much as the hard hat or other helmets though. Often found in Engineering Storage and the like. Firefighting Supplies Crates from Cargo each have two of these, and each firefighting closet has a 50-50 chance of randomly spawning with one.
Fire-Fighting Grenade
Creates a roughly 5x5 spray of fire-fighting foam, instantly putting out most fires. Remember: click on it in-hand to prime, press SPACE to enter Throw mode, then click on a tile to actually throw it somewhere. Found in Engineering Storage and Cargo's Firefighting Supplies Crate.
Red Oxygen Grenade
Disperses approximately an oxygen canister's worth of oxygen throughout an area instantly. Remember: click on it in-hand to prime, press SPACE to enter Throw mode, then click on a tile to actually throw it somewhere. Found in Engineering Storage and Station Pressurization Crate. Each engineer also starts with one in their pack.
Engineering Space Suit
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Preferred gear for braving the vacuum of space. Will slow down your running speed indoors. The helmet has a built-in flashlight.
Engineering Diving Suit
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Preferred gear for braving the Trench, unnecessary on the station Z-level. Will slow down your running speed indoors. The helmet has a built-in flashlight.
Class II Radiation Suit + Hood
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The preferred choice for working around active singularity engines, walking in radstorms, and handling radioactive substances such as cerenkite, or, in theory, fuel rods. Each piece reduces damage from radiation by a fair bit, so wearing the full set helps, and the suit piece clicks in the presence of radiation, with faster clicks meaning more intense radiation (same as handheld Geiger counter). It has poor insulation though; don't expect it to protect you from the vacuum of Space or a roaring hot loop fire.

Only Clarion, Destiny, and Manta have these on-station, so order one from Cargo or scavenge one from the Debris Field if you're on a different map or need a spare.
Aurora Belt
A special, enhanced version of the standard tool belt, available exclusively in the Chief Engineer's locker. It's a personal shield generator that blocks the wearer from 25% of melee attacks. When activated, it blocks 80% of melee attacks and grants complete cold and heat protection, plus a little ranged damage reduction. The effect lasts around 20 seconds and recharges in about twice that time. It can also hold an RCD and its matter unit cartridges, on top of the stuff regular utility belts can fit.
Provides air and allows you to move freely in space when worn on your back and the jetpack function is on, at cost of high oxygen drain. The flying function can be toggled on/off by pressing "Toggle jetpack(jetpack name)" button in the top left. You must set the jetpack's oxygen supply in the exact same way you would set an oxygen tank, and it requires a breath or gas mask to work. Blue ones are found in EVA, the Mining Department, and sometimes Engineering, while the red ones spawn in red closets in the Listening Post and Syndicate Battlecruiser.

Note: Don't be tempted to top off your jetpack with regular air. It only works with pure oxygen.

  • JetpackMagTetherV2-32x32.png - On Manta, when the ship is in motion, if the jetpack function is toggled on, the jetpack prevents you from being dragged towards the bottom of the station z-level, but the magnetic tether must be active. While the sprite is different to reflect this, jetpacks otherwise act the same as on other stations'.
  • SyndicateJetpackMagTetherV2-32x32.png - The red jetpack is not subject to the Manta's tether and can thus fly when the tether is down.
Magnetic Boots
Aka, magboots. When activated via the (De)Activate Magboots (magnetic shoes) ability in the top left, they provide some Disorient (Body) resistance, give you a clonky footstep sound, and prevent you from being thrown, pushed, or pulled, even if you're dead on the ground - the boots must be removed first. You also cannot be moved around by a conveyor belt or teleported by a telegun. However, they slow you down, and you can still be grabbed. Switching placing while on Help intent still works.

Useful for safely repairing hull breaches, since they prevent from you from slipping in space being pushed backward by on-coming air. A pair starts in the CE's locker and a few more are available to engineers and miners.

Power Cell
Main power for Cyborgs and backup juice for APCs before the lights go out. Several types of these high-capacity batteries can be found on the station, differing in maximum capacity or other properties. If depleted, they may be recharged manually.
Fuel Pellet
Used by the radioisotope thermoelectric generator to make electricity. As you'd expect, the amount of power they generate depends on their radioactivity (which, curiously, is measured in rads), though as of now, they only come in cerenkite pellets. More cannot be fabricated. Hardly found outside of Clarion's engine room.

Building Materials

Item Image Description
Light Tubes
In addition to windows and floor tiles, the incandescent tubes are usually the first casualties of rampant chemistry in the science wing or the cafeteria. Boxes of replacement lights are available in e.g. tool storage and the janitor's closet. They can also be fabricated in a rainbow of colors, including black light, and fit light tube fixtures.
Light Bulbs
Dimmer and cheaper, ordinary bulbs are used in areas less traveled such as maintenance halls and emergency tool stashes. They can be usually found in the same haunts as light tubes and are fabricated in as many varieties and fit light bulb fixtures.
Neon Lining
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Neon lighting that can be configured in many different shapes and colors and does not require power, obtained via the Neon Lining Crate from Cargo. Click on the coil of neon lining in-hand to swap it between three colors, blue, pink, and yellow, place it down simply by clicking on the tile, and remove it with a crowbar. Use screwdriver to rotate, wrench to change shape of neon lining, multitool to change placement of glow at ends, and wirecutters to turn off/on.
Metal Sheets
Used for many construction projects. Can come in many different materials, with steel being most common, but they all otherwise act the same. Available in Engineering Storage, Tool Storage, and sometimes a few other odd places, and Cargo can order them in bulk in 50- and 200-sheet packs. General manufacturers can make them one sheet at a time. Can only be assembled in stacks of up to 50 by hand. Can also click on them while they are selected in your hand to craft them into various shapes.
Reinforced Metal Sheets
Stronger metal. Make them yourself by combining regular metal sheets and rods or have a general manufacturer build them straight from processed ore, one at a time.
Glass Sheets
Used for many construction projects. Available in Tool Storage, Engineering Storage, and sometimes a few random maintenance areas depending on the map, and Cargo can order them in bulk in 50- and 200-sheet packs. General manufacturers can make them five sheet at a time. Can only be assembled in stacks of up to 50 by hand.
Reinforced Glass Sheets
Almost twice as strong as regular glass. Made by adding rods to standard glass sheets or by using a general manufacturer, which creates them one at a time.
Plasma Glass
Stronger than regular glass. Can only be made in a fabricator.
Reinforced Plasma Glass
Extremely strong. Made by adding rods to plasma glass or by using a fabricator.
Used for many construction projects. Made by constructing them with regular metal sheets, removing reinforcement from reinforced metal sheets, and using a general manufacturer, robotics fab, or medical fab. Also available in Tool Storage, Engineering Storage, and sometimes a few odd maintenance areas depending on the map.

In addition to construction, rods are also serviceable weapons in a pinch and can be used as "lances" when "jousting" with Segways. They are also used for many thing-on-a-stick recipes.

Floor Tiles
Make these from regular metal sheets or just crowbar them right out from under people's feet. Damaged floor tiles are automatically discarded upon removal.
Metal Foam Grenade
Creates a huge expanding mass of liquid metal foam that stops gas flow and, after a short delay, solidifies into weak metal foam walls and floors. The solid foam is fragile and is easily destroyed by blunt objects. Clicking on the foam with floor tiles will instantly replace the foam with flooring, without breaking the foam and potentially causing an air leak. Good for sealing huge hull breaches to quickly stop atmospherics leaks and then later adding something more solid.


Item Image Description
Power Transmission Laser
See Powering the station.
Shield Generator
Like a Meteor Shield Generator, but for the whole entire ship. Despite all the fancy blinkenlights and displays, all you have to do is click on this thing to turn the ship-wide meteor shield on, blocking not only all the meteors but also all the Space Pods going in. It's somewhat hard to notice, but if there's a meteor shower coming/going on, the little ship screen in the middle will display where exactly the meteors are coming from.
Shield Control Computer
Basically a smaller version of the Shield Generator, for turning on and turning off Clarion's/Destiny's ship forcefield remotely from the Bridge.
Magnetic Tether
When the ship is moving, and this thing is active, ensures jetpacks on Manta can prevent their users from being passively pulled towards the bottom of the map and into the Trench and allows ghostdrones to freely move through the currents. If rendered inactive (e.g. via explosion), jetpack users and ghostdrones will be pulled towards the map bottom, though they can still propel themselves if their jetpack thrusters are on. Otherwise does nothing when Manta is not in motion.
A combustion-based power/heat generator that accepts many different solid fuels. Click on furnace with fuel source in-hand to load it in, or, for certain fuel types, click-drag its sprite onto furnace sprite to load several in at once. Click on furnace to turn it on/off and start/stop burning fuel and making energy. See Powering the station for more details.
The station's capacitors. All APCs draw power from the SMES, assuming the connection is intact and stable. The SMES in turn draw power from sources such as the engine or solar arrays, or the furnaces. SMES must be configured for optimal use: The input must be set equal or less than the power coming in, and the output must be set to equal or less than the input. The difference between output and input will build up as reserve power in case the power source is disabled.
Engine Output Monitoring Computer
Located in engineering's power control room, wired in between the engine and the SMES. Displays the output from the engine, and how much the SMESs draw. The PowerChecker app on Engineering PDAs also shows the engine output and the pressures and temperatures on the hot and cold loops
Solar Panel Control
Shows orientation and power output from connected solars. Can be used to manually align the panels to the sun, but that's rarely necessary.
Power Monitoring Computer
Located in engineering's power control room. When connected to the power grid, it will display a list of all APCs on the station and their current charge. If the SMES are set correctly, then the total power output should exceed the power load. If no APCs show up on the screen, it means a wire has been cut somewhere.
Reactor Statistics Computer
Displays several tables of information about the thermo-electric engine, the combustion chamber, and the gas loops, all explained here.
Short for area power controller. It controls power to certain types of electric devices in the room and houses a backup cell to power machinery if it is not receiving adequate power externally. These have many, many settings, detailed here.
Junction Box
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Weird little doodads scattered throughout Manta that sometimes malfunction and require fixing. If left unrepaired, they drain a few tens of kilowatts every second from the power grid.
Experimental Local Generator
A portable cell charger that uses plasma as fuel. It can directly charge the local APC or an inserted power cell. The generator is available from the cargo bay.
Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator
A stationary generator that uses the radioactive decay of inserted fuel pellets to create electricity. It charges wires in a power grid rather than power cells or APCs. Hard to find outside of Clarion or Destiny.
General Alert Computer
Lists all alerts on the station and lets you clear them. Unfortunately, it doesn't mention specifics, and half the time it's nothing to worry about.
Gas Reserve Tank
Fixed pressure vessel used to store a large amount of gas, roughly double the volume of portable canisters. Every air hookup contains one of these.
Tank Dispenser
Dispenses gas tanks. Found in engineering, toxin research and other places.
Air Siphon
A portable gas container that can be set to either intake the local atmosphere or expel its contents. If filled with air, it can be used to re-pressurize areas that have lost their atmosphere, such as recently fixed hull breaches. Can also take in or expel its contents into portable tanks, which can be attached then detached.
Air Scrubber
This portable device filters out plasma, N2O/sleeping gas, and CO2 from the surrounding atmosphere and removes chemsmoke clouds. These require power from the local APC and are specifically controlled by the "Environmental" setting. If need be, clicking on the machine with a wrench or similar anchors/unanchors it, making it unmovable/movable.
Emergency Pressurizer Device
An extreme version of the air scrubber. It can also either intake or expel the local atmosphere but once sufficient pressurize has been reached it can expel it at extreme velocities allowing for rapid pressurization. It also has a material processor to convert raw gas materials (Molitz and Viscerite) into its contents.
Space HVAC
Slowly heats and/or cools the surrounding air to a designated temperature. Good for after a hull breach sucks all the warm air from a room or when hellburns get hella outta hand. You can screwdriver open the panel to swap out the cell and/or set the temperature the HVAC it should try to reach. Can be found in various nooks and crannies in maintenance.
Energy-Shield Generator
Creates a energy shield that prevents certain objects from passing through the shield depending on the power level, which is toggleable via the right click menu. Power Level 1 blocks gases, 2 gases and liquids, and 3 people, and other solid objects. Like its meteor shield cousin, it usually runs on power cells, but it can run on the station power grid if someone unscrews its cover and wrenches it over a wire.
Fluid Tank
Heavy-duty fluid-draining (or -flooding) tank that can hold up to 20000 units of liquid. If you click on the tank, you can turn it on and off and toggle whether it's taking in fluids or pumping them out into its surroundings. Usually found in a few odd nooks and crannies in maintenance and can be created at general manufacturers.
Disposal Pipe Dispenser Cart
Basically a disposal pipe dispenser with wheels, so that you can replace/add disposal pipes without lugging a whole bunch of pipe parts all the way from Disposals. Also has the option to lay pipe while moving, similar to laying cable.
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Found in ABCU Unit Crates and occasionally other places. Can build entire rooms - see Construction for more information.
Ruckingenur Kit
Creates blueprints of scanned devices, which can then be used in the reverse-engineering fabricator.
MechComp Dispenser
Stocks a wide variety of electronic components.

Geothermal Capture System Components

Item Image Description
Dowsing Rod
Essential for finding hotspots, appears inside crates in Oshan's Engineering foyer. When it's placed down, relays a wealth of information:
  • The light will turn a certain color depending on the temperature of the ground beneath. Blue signifies cool temperatures, while purple, pink & red ones denote hotter ones. White means it hasn't found a hotspot.
  • If it's within range of a hotspot, the indicator near the top will briefly flash the estimated distance to center of nearest hotspot and periodically broadcast it to those nearby. If there are multiple hotspots on its tile, it will take distances to all the hotspot centers and add them. Distance estimates are affected by Doppler shift. If it isn't within range of any hotspots, the indicator doesn't say anything.
  • If it beeps, that means it's found the true center of a hotspot.

While these are intended to be used on the seafloor outside the main station area Oshan Lab, these can be placed on any title, making it extremely useful for detecting if a hotspot is passing by the station.

Power Shovel
Used to dig holes on Abzu's seafloor for vent capture unit construction. It can also mine, though it usually can't break anything harder than rock, ice, or the softer ores. Runs on a 100 PU battery, and digging with it costs 2 PU when active, for a total of 50 digs. Attacking costs 10 PU when active. The shovel can be recharged at a recharger, and it accepts other cells. Appears on a rack in Oshan's Engineering foyer.
Reinforced Wire
A special electrical wire, reinforced with additional metal and surrounded by a thick coat of synthblubber. These are explosion-resistant and may take several tries to snip with wirecutters. Its coils often hold more cable. Comes as loose coils and in boxes scattered throughout Oshan's Engineering foyer.
Vent Capture Unit
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Converts a section of a hotspot's geothermal energy to electricity. The more heat, the more electricity. Adjacent units reduce electricity production of other units somewhat. To construct one, simply stand over a hole dug by a power shovel and either click on the unbuilt vent capture unit while it's in your hand, as if you were constructing a table or put the unbuilt unit over the hole and use a screwdriver, wrench, crowbar, or soldering iron. To deconstruct it, hit it wrench, crowbar, screwdriver, or soldering iron. Unbuilt kits are found in Oshan's Engineering foyer, and more can be scanned through Mechanics.
Stomper Unit
When placed and activated on top of or directly adjacent to the center of a hotspot, it will lock the hotspot in place. If it's activated anywhere else in the hotspot region, it will send the hotspot away from the stomper and cause to start drifting acrosst he map, potentially causing massive damage. Has an auto-stomp mode that can be toggled via right-click menu. Can, unsurprisingly, stomp up people and certain objects if they somehow end up under it. Found in Oshan's Engineering foyer
Controlled Demolition Pipe
Essentially a weak pipebomb for making holes on the seafloor, so you can harvest the energy trapped in the rock underneath, found in engineering explosive crates. The explosion can't break any flooring besides seafloor, can only damage nearby windows and walls, and does little damage to people, (though it still does shrapnel), but it's still strong enough to create a roughly 3x3 hole in the seafloor. Still a bad idea to use these on the station.
Engineering Explosive Crate
Contains six controlled demolition pipes for blowing through the seafloor to mine the rock underneath for extra hotspot energy. Access-locked to Engineering, i.e. if you can access Engineering, you can open and close this crate. Oshan's Engineering foyer has one.
Sea Ladder
Lets you safely go up and down deep holes in the seafloor. Simply plop it over a hole to deploy the ladder, then click on it to climb up/down. To remove it, right-click the ladder and choose Fold up. Oshan's Engineering foyer has some on a rack, the Syndicate Battlecruiser has one, and there are some scattered about maintenance on Oshan. Often used to reach rock under a hotspot, but since you can still pull it while it's deployed, it might make an interesting Trench shortcut...

Singularity Engine Components

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Essentially a glorified laser. Once welded down, wrenched into place, and activated, it periodically emits a huge energy beam that deals huge damage, can pass through windows, and, somehow, activates and powers field generators. Unsurprisingly good, if somewhat slow, at murdering Blobs, assuming no reflective membranes of course.
Field Generator
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Magical force field generator that, once welded to the floor, bolted down with a wrench, and activated, somehow uses and stores the energy from emitter beams to create a containment field. This containment field will shock you if walk into it, even if you're wearing insulated gloves, so keep your distance!
Gravitional Singularity Generator
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The holy jam jar. This is the actual component that generates a Singularity, but it can't do that if it's not within a 5x5 space enclosed by an containment field.
Collection Array
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Like a solar panel, but instead of converting radiation from a star into electricity, it converts Hawking radiation from a black hole. Requires a tank of plasma to function, which it consumes at a very negligible rate.
Array Controller
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A hub of sorts for adjacent collection arrays. This is the machine that's actually outputting all the electricity generated by the arrays; in fact, if you use an atmos analyzer on it, it'll tell you exactly how much. Most setups arbitrarily link them to only two arrays, but it can handle up to eight directly adjacent to it, which is actually indicated on the little panel.
Engine Master
Lets you startup Mushroom Station's/Donut 2's singularity engine, if all the components are secured over a data terminal.
Engine Control Computer
If given certain commands, automatically start ups Manta's singularity engine, if all the components are secured over a data terminal. Found in that map's engine control room.
Singularity Buster Rocket Launcher
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Safe singularity destabilization. Load with it with the specialized buster rocket, aim, and fire; note that the launcher slows you down. If it hits, the rocket will downgrade the singularity into a blackhole, which will rapidly suck up everything towards it but eventually disappear. Both the launcher and its ammo can be found in the Chief Engineer's private quarters on Manta, casually sitting on a desk, and in Anti-Singularity Packs.

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