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If you want to do a job, like Station Engineer, you need to know how to build and deconstruct stuff.

Basic Tools

Before you can begin any construction or deconstruction you need to gather a few useful tools.

These tools can be found in any blue Mechanical Toolbox on the station. They can also be made in an Autolathe or dispensed from a YouTool -vending machine.


Crowbar
Crowbar
Screwdriver
Screwdriver
Welder
Welder
Wirecutters
Wirecutters
Wrench
Wrench

Materials

To build anything, you need materials.
Keep in mind that almost any material can be used to make doors, floor tiles and statues.


Metal

Metal
Metal
Found in: Ready stacks in Engineering, Auxiliary Tool Storage, E.V.A., Robotics and Atmospherics.
Shaft Miners have the ability to smelt more from iron ore and Cargo can order more.
Used for: Constructing various things from supportive elements to decorations
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate to start building
Description
Things you can make by having Metal in your hand and activating it:


Other things you can do with Metal:

  • Turn a scooter frame into a skateboard, a scooter without a handle. (5 sheets)
  • Metal tables when added to table frame. (1 sheet)
  • Finish wall girders into walls. (2 sheets)
  • Repair broken walls. (1 sheet)
  • Add armor to turret frames. (5 sheets)
  • Refill an Exosuit Fabricator, Autolathe or Protolathe/Techfab. (2000 material per sheet)


See Constructions.


How to produce Metal:

Smelt iron ore at the Mining furnace.

Glass and Reinforced Glass

Glass and Reinforced Glass
Glass and Reinforced Glass
Found in: Stacks exist in Engineering, Auxiliary Tool Storage, E.V.A., Atmospherics and Robotics.
Shaft Miners have the ability to smelt more from sand and Cargo can order more.
Used for: Constructing windows and other things
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate to start building
Description
Glass.pngGlass:


Things you can make by having Glass in your hand and activating it:


Other things you can do with Glass:

  • Glass Lenses to grenade casings.
  • Refill a Circuit Imprinter, Autolathe or Protolathe/Techfab. (2000 material per sheet)


Glass r.pngReinforced Glass:
Things you can make by having Reinforced Glass in your hand and activating it:


Other things you can do with Reinforced Glass:

  • Part of AI Core assembling
  • Add windows into Airlocks
  • Refill a Circuit Imprinter, Autolathe or Protolathe/Techfab. (2000 glass and 1000 metal materials per sheet)


How to produce Glass:

Smelt sand at the Ore Redemption Machine, or the Mining furnace, or smelt Glass shards with a Welding Tool to reform them into Glass sheets.


How to produce Reinforced Glass:

Use rods on glass


Plasma

Plasma
Plasma
Found in: From mining and some other sources.
Used for: Making a few products, burning down the station, or used in a departmental Protolathe/Techfab
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate it to start constructing
Description
Things you can make by having Plasma sheets in your hand and activating them:
  • Plasma door (10 plasma sheets)
  • 4x plasma tiles (1 plasma sheet)
  • Scientist Statue (5 plasma sheets)


Some other things you can do with Plasma:

  • Light it on fire with a lighter to turn it into burning gas.
  • Grind it for liquid plasma, useful for a large number of things, such as xenobiology.
  • Insert into a Protolath/Techfab. Some products need this material.


How to produce Plasma: Smelt plasma ore in the Ore Redemption Machine or Mining furnace.


Plasteel

Plasteel/Reinforced Metal
Plasteel/Reinforced Metal
Found in: A stack exists in Engineering, E.V.A. and Robotics.
Shaft Miners have the ability to smelt more with iron and plasma ores. Cargo can order more, but they are very expensive.
Used for: Reinforcing walls, mechs, building an AI Core
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate to start building
Description
Plasteel is an alloy of plasma and iron.

Things you can make by having Plasteel in your hand and activating it:

  • AI core (4 sheets)
  • Bomb Assembly (10 sheets)
  • Pestle.png Pestle (1 sheet). Use with mortar for ghetto grinding.
  • Airlock Assemblies
    • High security airlock assembly (4 plasteel sheets)
    • Vault door assembly (6 plasteel sheets)


Other things you can do with Plasteel:


See Constructions.


How to produce Plasteel:

Smelt a combination of iron ore and plasma ore in the Ore Redemption Machine or Mining furnace.

Rods

Rods
Rods
Found in: Stacks exist in Engineering, Auxiliary Tool Storage, E.V.A..
More can be made from Metal sheets.
Used for: Constructing grilles and reinforcing
Strategy: Hold in active hand and use it on things
Description
Things you can make by having rods in your hand and activating them:
  • Grille (by clicking in your hand)
  • Make a scooter frame


Other things you can do with rods:

  • Lattice (for floors, by clicking on a space tile)
  • Reinforcing plating (by clicking on the plating)
  • Reinforcing normal glass into reinforced glass (have rods in hand while clicking glass sheet)
  • Put a handle on a skateboard and turn it into a scooter
  • Can be turned back into metal sheets by being welded with a Welding Tool


See Constructions


How to produce Rods:

Use Metal and click "2x metal rods" (makes two sets of rods).


Floor Tiles

Floor Tiles
Floor Tiles
Found in: Ready stacks can be found nowhere, can be made from metal or removed from the floor with a crowbar
Used for: Constructing Plating or Steel Floor
Description
Tiles used to construct floors.


Things you can do with Floor Tiles:

  • Use on lattice to build plating.
  • Use on plating to build steel floor.
  • Use on another type of already placed floor tile while holding a crowbar in other hand to replace existing floor.
  • Use on Metal Foam floor to convert it to plating.


See Constructions.


How to produce Floor Tiles:

Use metal or almost any other material and click "4x floor tiles" (makes 4 floor tiles).

Silver

Silver
Silver
Found in: From mining.
Used for: Making a few products, or used in a departmental Protolathe/Techfab
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate it to start constructing
Description
Things you can make by having silver bars in your hand and activating them:
  • Silver door (10 silver bars)
  • 4x silver tiles (1 silver bar)
  • Med Officer Statue (5 silver bars)
  • Janitor Statue (5 silver bars)
  • Sec Officer Statue (5 silver bars)
  • Sec Borg Statue (5 silver bars)
  • Med Borg Statue (5 silver bars)


Some other things you can do with Silver:

  • Insert into a Protolath/Techfab. Some products need this material.
  • Operating table OpTable.gif


How to produce Silver: Smelt silver ore in the Ore Redemption Machine or Mining furnace.


Gold

Gold
Gold
Found in: From mining.
Used for: Making a few products, or used in a departmental Protolathe/Techfab
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate it to start constructing
Description
Things you can make by having Gold bars in your hand and activating them:
  • Golden door (10 gold bars)
  • 4x gold tiles (1 gold bar)
  • HoS Statue (5 gold bars)
  • HoP Statue (5 gold bars)
  • CE Statue (5 gold bars)
  • RD Statue (5 gold bars)
  • Simple Crown (5 gold bars)
  • CMO Statue (5 gold bars)


Some other things you can do with Gold:

  • Insert into a Protolath/Techfab. Some products need this material.


How to produce Gold: Smelt gold ore in the Ore Redemption Machine or Mining furnace.


Uranium

Uranium
Uranium
Found in: From mining.
Used for: Making a few products, or used in a departmental Protolathe/Techfab
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate it to start constructing
Description
Things you can make by having Uranium sheets in your hand and activating them:
  • Uranium door (10 uranium sheets)
  • 4x uranium tiles (1 uranium sheet)
  • Nuke Statue (5 uranium sheets)
  • Engineer Statue (5 uranium sheets)

May cause tiny amounts of radiation when constructing stuff with it.

Some other things you can do with Uranium:

  • Insert into a Protolath/Techfab. Some products need this material.



How to produce Uranium: Smelt gold ore in the Ore Redemption Machine or Mining furnace.


Titanium

Titanium
Titanium
Found in: From mining.
Used for: Used in a departmental Protolathe/Techfab and in Robotics
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate it to start constructing
Description
Things you can make by having Titanium sheets in your hand and activating them:
  • 4x titanium tiles (1 titanium sheet)


Some other things you can do with Titanium:

  • Insert into a Protolath/Techfab. Some products need this material.
  • Insert into an exosuit fabricator. Roboticists need this for mechs.


How to produce Titanium: Smelt Titanium ore in the Ore Redemption Machine or Mining furnace.


Diamond

Diamond
Diamond
Found in: From mining.
Used for: Making a few products, or used in a departmental Protolathe/Techfab
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate it to start constructing
Description
Things you can make by having Diamonds in your hand and activating them:
  • Diamond door (10 diamonds)
  • 4x diamond tiles (1 diamond)
  • Captain Statue (5 diamonds)
  • AI Hologram Statue (5 diamonds)
  • AI Core Statue (5 diamonds)


Some other things you can do with Diamond:

  • Insert into a Protolath/Techfab. Some products need this material.


How to produce Diamond: Smelt diamond ore in the Ore Redemption Machine or Mining furnace.


Bananium

Bananium
Bananium
Found in: Ruins in space and on Lavaland
Used for: Making a few clown related products, or used in a departmental Protolathe/Techfab
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate it to start constructing
Description
Things you can make by having Bananium sheets in your hand and activating them:
  • 4x bananium tiles (1 bananium sheet)
  • Clown Statue (5 bananium sheets)


Some other things you can do with Bananium:

  • Insert into a Protolath/Techfab. Some products need this material, such as the air horn.
  • Insert into an exosuit fabricator. Roboticists need this to make the H.O.N.K exosuit and the Clown Module.


How to produce Bananium: Find in certain space or lavaland ruins. There you can also find bananium ore which you can smelt in the Ore Redemption Machine or Mining furnace.


Runite

Runite
Runite
Found in: Ruin on Lavaland
Used for: Making things with Autolathe that let you use custom materials
Strategy: Insert into an autolathe. Print toolbox or knight armor.
Description
Rare material you may find. Can only be used to make things that let you use custom materials, such as the knight armor or toolbox from the Autolathe. The knight armor requires the Magic Disk of Smithing to be inserted into the Autolathe first.


Planks

Planks
Planks
Found in: Ready stacks can be found nowhere, can be made from deconstructing tables.
Used for: Constructing various wooden things
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate it to start constructing
Description
Things you can make by having Planks in your hand and activating them:


How to produce Planks:

Grow Tower Caps and cut them up with a Hatchet.

Leather

Leather
Leather
Found in: Ready stacks can be found nowhere, but can be produced.
Used for: Making leather products such as toolbelts and bandoliers
Strategy: Hold in active hand and use it to craft things
Description
Things you can make by having Leather in your hand and activating it:
  • Wallet (1 piece)
  • Muzzle (2 pieces)
  • Botany gloves (3 pieces)
  • Toolbelt (4 pieces)
  • Leather satchel (5 pieces)
  • Bandolier (5 pieces)
  • Leather jacket (7 pieces)
  • Leather overcoat (10 pieces)


How to produce Leather:

Either use the Biogenerator inside Hydroponics or Garden,

or create leather through tanning:

  1. Slaughter/gib certain animals/creatures for their hides. Sheet hide1.png
  2. Use a sharp weapon on a hide to turn it into hairless hide. Sheet hairless hide1.png
  3. Wash the hairless hide by using water on it, to turn it into wet leather. Sheet wet leather1.png
  4. Dry the wet leather by using it on a drying rack, or by heating it above 500 Kelvin for some time. Sheet leather1.png


Cloth

Cloth
Cloth
Found in: Ready stacks can be found nowhere, but can be produced.
Used for: Crafting certain textiles and repairing damaged clothes
Strategy: Hold in active hand and use it to craft things.
Description
Use on clothes damaged by fire or acid to repair them.

Things you can make by having Cloth in your hand and activating it:

  • Grey jumpsuit (3 rolls)
  • Black shoes (2 rolls)
  • Backpack (4 rolls)
  • Duffel bag (6 rolls)
  • Plant bag (4 rolls)
  • Book bag (4 rolls)
  • Mining satchel (4 rolls)
  • Chemistry bag (4 rolls)
  • Bio bag (4 rolls)
  • 2x improvised gauzes (1 roll)
  • Rag (1 roll)
  • Bedsheet (3 rolls)
  • Empty sandbag (4 rolls)
  • Fingerless gloves (1 roll)
  • Black gloves (3 rolls)
  • Blindfold (2 rolls)


How to produce Cloth:

Use the Biogenerator inside Hydroponics or Garden, or use Wirecutters on bedsheets.

Plastic

Plastic
Plastic
Found in: Ready stacks can be found nowhere, but can be produced.
Used for: Making a few plastic products, or used in a departmental Protolathe/Techfab
Strategy: Hold in active hand and use it to craft things
Description
Things you can make by having Plastic in your hand and activating it:
  • Plastic flaps (5 sheets)
  • Water bottle (1 sheet)
  • Large water bottle (3 sheets)
  • Wet floor sign (2 sheets)


Other things you can do with Plastic:

  • Insert into a Protolath/Techfab. Some products need this material, such as XL beakers


How to produce Plastic:

Made in the Chemistry lab


Cardboard

Cardboard
Cardboard
Found in: Can sometimes be found in Maintenance.
Used for: Making a few items
Strategy: Hold in active hand and use it to craft things
Description
Things you can make by having Cardboard in your hand and activating it:
  • Box (1 cardboard sheet)
  • Light tubes (1 cardboard sheet)
  • Light bulbs (1 cardboard sheet)
  • Mouse traps (1 cardboard sheet)
  • Cardborg suit (3 cardboard sheets)
  • Cardborg helmet (1 cardboard sheet)
  • Pizza box (1 cardboard sheet)
  • Folder (1 cardboard sheet)
  • Large box (4 cardboard sheets)
  • Cardboard cutout (5 cardboard sheets)
  • Fancy boxes (many types) (1 cardboard sheet)


How to produce Cardboard:

Empty a box and activate it in your hand to turn it into cardboard. Most crewmembers start with a box in their backpack.
Can be produced with a biogenerator.


Sand

Sand and Volcanic ash
Sand and Volcanic ash
Found in: Crafted by using sand or volcanic ash in hand.
Used for: Turning into glass or sandstone.
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate it to start constructing
Description
Sand Sandore.png and ash Volcanic ash.png are both basically the same thing but with different sprites.

Things you can make by having piles of Sand or Ash in your hand and activating them:

  • Sandstone (1 sand pile)
  • Aesthetic volcanic floor tile (2 sand piles)



Other things you can do with Sand and Ash:



How to produce Volcanic Ash: Mine volcanic ash from lavaland ground.


How to produce Sand: Mine volcanic ash from lavaland ground, and use it in hand to make Sandstone Bricks. Then use the Sandstone in hand to turn it into sand.

Sandstone

Sandstone
Sandstone
Found in: Crafted by using sand or volcanic ash in hand.
Used for: Making a few products, and ghetto hydroponics.
Strategy: Hold in active hand and activate it to start constructing
Description
Things you can make by having Sandstone bricks in your hand and activating them:
  • Pile of dirt (3 sandstone bricks)
  • Sandstone door (10 sandstone bricks)
  • Assistant Statue (5 sandstone bricks)
  • Breakdown into sand (1 sandstone brick)



How to produce Sandstone: Mine volcanic ash from lavaland ground, and use it in hand.

Constructions

Floors

Lattice

The basic base for all types of construction, this is placed directly in space.

Lattice
Lattice
Requires to build How to build
Rodsx1

Use the rod on an empty space tile.

How to deconstruct
Tools

Use wirecutters to cut the lattice into one rod.

Wirecutters

Catwalk

Just like a lattice, except you can place wires on it.

Catwalk
Catwalk
Requires to build How to build
Rodsx1

Use the rods on a lattice.

How to deconstruct
Tools

Use wirecutters to cut the catwalk into 2 rods.

Wirecutters

Plating

The basic floor which you put things like wires and pipes upon. 'All' floors and walls are built on top of this.

Plating
Plating
Requires to build How to build
Floor tilex1

Use a floor tile on a lattice.

How to deconstruct
Tools

Use a crowbar on broken plating, otherwise it does not deconstruct.

Can be deconstructed with an RCD.

Crowbar

How to repair
Tools

Use a welder on broken plating to repair it.

Welder

Steel Floor

This is the basic "nice" floor, this floor should be considered used in all public areas, hence why there's none of these in maintenance tunnels.

Steel Floor
Steel Floor
Requires to build How to build
Floor tilex1

Use a floor tile on plating.

How to deconstruct
Tools

Use a crowbar on a floor tile to remove it. It will be destroyed if broken.

Crowbar

Wood Floor

This is a fancy floor, used in the library and similar places.

Wood Floor
Wood Floor
Requires to build How to build
Wood tilex1

Use a wood tile on plating. Wood tiles can be made of planks of wood.

How to deconstruct
Tools

Detach the tile with a screwdriver.
Alternately:
Destroy it with a crowbar. This will not give you a wood tile back.

Screwdriver or Crowbar

Reinforced Floor

This is a reinforced floor, used in science and similar areas for better protection against fire or explosions.

Reinforced Floor
Reinforced Floor
Requires to build How to build
Rodsx2

Use rods on a plating.

How to deconstruct
Tools

Use a wrench to dismantle it to two rods.

Wrench

Carpeted Floor

This is a carpeted floor, used to make your office look fancy.

Carpeted Floor
Carpeted Floor
Requires to build How to build
Carpetx1

Use any type of carpet floor on a plating.

How to deconstruct
Tools

Use a crowbar to pick up the carpet tile.

Crowbar

Some other carpets available from cargo (and their constructable tables):
Twaticus carpet comparison oct2019.png

Light Floor

A fancy, more futuristic floor that lights up its surroundings.

Disco fever!
Light Floor
Requires to build How to build
Glassx1
Metalx1
Cable Piecesx5
  1. Use the cable wire on glass.
  2. Use the metal on the tile you get.
  3. (Deconstruct the floor to plating, if needed.)
  4. Place the light tile on a plating.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Use a crowbar on the light tile to remove the metal.
  2. Use wirecutters on the resulting tile to separate wires from glass.

Crowbar
Wirecutters

Walls

Normal Wall

This is the standard type of wall found around the station, they are easy to construct and remove but are not as strong as reinforced walls. They also come in a hidden door variety. Walls can also be made out of different minerals. They're useful for:

  • Keeping people out.
  • Keeping people in.
  • Keeping people from going places.
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Wall
Requires to build How to build
Metalx4
  1. Stand where you want the wall.
  2. Click the metal in your hand to open the construction panel.
  3. Choose 'Build wall girders' from the list.
  4. Use the remaining 2 sheets of metal on the girder.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Weld off the plating.
  2. Use a Wrench to unsecure the girder.
  3. Screwdriver to disassemble the girder.

Welder
Wrench
Screwdriver

Reinforced Wall

This is the reinforced type of wall found in secure areas of station, they are reasonably simple to construct, but are very time consuming to remove. They also can be made as a hidden door. They're useful for:

  • Keeping people in and out of high security areas.
such reinforce
Reinforced Wall
Requires to build How to build
Metalx2 Plasteelx2
  1. Stand where you want the reinforced wall.
  2. Click the metal in your hand to open the construction panel.
  3. Choose 'Build wall girders' form the list.
  4. Use the plasteel on the girders to reinforce them.
  5. Use the last plasteel sheet on the reinforced girders to finish the wall.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Wirecutters to cut the outer grille.
  2. Screwdriver to remove the support lines.
  3. Weld through the metal cover.
  4. Crowbar to pry off the cover.
  5. Wrench to loosen the support rods.
  6. Weld through the support rods.
  7. Crowbar to pry off the outer sheath.
  8. Screwdriver to unsecure the support struts.
  9. Wirecutters to remove the support struts.
  10. Wrench to unsecure the girder.
  11. Screwdriver to disassemble it.

Welder
Wrench
Screwdriver
Wirecutters
Crowbar

Normal/Reinforced Hidden Door

Also known as "Fake Walls" or "Hidden Walls". With a little imagination, hidden doors can be used in many marvelous tactics, varying from ambushes to passages into your very own secret hideaway room.

  • Click to open.
  • An almost undetectable escape route.
  • Otherwise, same as a regular wall.
Surprise, motherfucker!
Hidden Door
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Reinforced Hidden Door
Requires to build How to build
Metalx4 or
Metalx2 Plasteelx2
  1. Stand where you want the door.
  2. Click the metal in your hand to open the construction panel.
  3. Choose 'Build wall girder' from the list.
  4. Use wrench on the girder and wait a few seconds for it to dislodge.
  5. Use the remaining 2 sheets of metal, or plasteel for a reinforced type, on the girder.

To turn a normal wall into a hidden door, deconstruct it until the final screwdriving of the girder, and instead use 2 sheet of metal on the girder.

How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Screwdriver to tighten the bolts and turn it into a regular wall. Or...
  2. Weld to dismantle the false wall.
  3. Screwdriver again to disassemble the girder.

Screwdriver
Welder

Normal/Reinforced Windows

Windows are aesthetically quite pleasing because they are almost invisible. You can build two types of windows:

  • Full: A see-through wall. Usually only used if you don't have enough for 2-4 one-directionals or the metal for a wall.

  • One Direction: Stops movement only from the way it faces.
One Directional Glass Full Glass Wall
Windows
One Directional Reinforced Glass Full Reinforced Glass Wall
Reinforced Windows
Requires to build How to build
Glassx1/x2 (single/full)
or
Reinforced Glassx1/x2 (single/full)
  1. Click the glass/reinforced glass in hand.
  2. Select Full or One Direction from the menu.
  3. Drag where you want it.
  4. Alt-click to rotate to the direction you want if one-directional.
  5. Screwdriver it in place.
  6. Continue if reinforced glass:
  7. Crowbar (Pop pane in).
How to deconstruct
Tools

Normal window (including plasmaglass):

  1. Screwdriver to unscrew the window from the floor.
  2. Wrench to deconstruct the window.

Hitting a normal pane repeatedly with a weapon will smash it into glass shards. Normal windows have 50 integrity (health), while plasma windows have 300. Directional windows have half integrity.

Reinforced window (including reinforced plasmaglass):

  1. Welder to heat one way screws (15 seconds, harm intent required)
  2. Screwdriver to unscrew one way screws (5 seconds, must be done within 30 seconds of step 1)
  3. Crowbar to pop out panel (4 seconds)
  4. Wirecutters to cut connecting bars (2 seconds)
  5. Wrench to unbolt frame (4 seconds)

Reinforced windows require a melee item over 11 damage to damage at all, have 150 integrity, and 80 melee armor. This is approximately 1 minute of sustained beating with a toolbox. Reinforced plasma windows require a melee item over 21 damage to damage at all, have 1000 integrity, and 80 melee armor. Breaks down into glass shards and a metal rods. Directional windows have half integrity.

Welder
Screwdriver
Crowbar
Wirecutters
Wrench

Wall Mountings

APC

Info about Area Power Controllers can be found here.

If broken, you will have to deconstruct then construct the APC. An entire set of fresh parts will be needed.

Area Power Controller
APC
Requires to build How to build
Metalx2
Cable Coilx1
Circuitboard Power Control Module x1
Screwdriver
Power Cellx1
Crowbar
Authorized IDx1
  1. Use the metal and make an APC frame.
  2. Use the frame on the wall you want the APC on. May only be placed in areas which have been defined as a Station Area using the Chief Engineer's Station Blueprints) or by creating a new area with the "create new area" hud-button (looks like a lizard face). The area used is the area in which the person placing the frame is standing.
  3. Add a Power Control Module.
  4. Remove any floor tile in front of it.
  5. Add cable coil. This creates a terminal on the floor.
  6. Wire the power network into a powered wire under the terminal, for external power.
  7. Screwdriver the APC electronics into place.
  8. Add the power cell.
  9. Crowbar shut. It starts unlocked with the cover engaged and the main breaker turned off.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Swipe Card to unlock APC, and then disengage cover lock. Alternatively, if the APC is broken (tilted and cracked cover), try using a fire extinguisher to smash off the cover, allowing access to the battery.
  2. Crowbar to open the cover.
  3. Remove power cell by hand.
  4. Screwdriver to unsecure electronics.
  5. Crowbar to lift floor tile in front of APC.
  6. Wirecutters on APC to remove cable and terminal from floor.
  7. Crowbar to remove Power Control Board. (You can click on the broken frame with a new APC frame here to skip to step three of construction)
  8. Welder to remove from wall.
  9. Wrench the frame, that is now detached from the wall, deconstructs it to two metal sheets.

Screwdriver
Crowbar
Wirecutters
Welder
Authorized ID

Air Alarm

Info about Air Alarms can be found here.

Air Alarm
Air Alarm
Requires to build How to build
Metalx2
Cable Coilx1
Circuitboard Air Alarm Electronics x1
Screwdriver
  1. Use the metal and make an Air Alarm frame.
  2. Use the frame on the wall you want it on.
  3. Put in the Air Alarm Electronics.
  4. Wire it with 5 cable pieces.
  5. Screwdriver to close.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Open cover with screwdriver.
  2. Cut all wires except the syphon wire using wirecutters.
  3. Use wirecutters on the air alarm to cut the remaining wires.
  4. Pry out the circuit using the crowbar.
  5. Remove the frame from the wall using the wrench.

Screwdriver
Wirecutters
Crowbar
Wrench

Fire Alarm

Info about Fire Alarms can be found here.

Fire Alarm
Fire Alarm
Requires to build How to build
Metalx2
Cable Coilx1
Circuitboard Fire Alarm Electronics x1
Screwdriver
  1. Use the metal and make an Fire Alarm frame.
  2. Use the frame on the wall you want it on.
  3. Put in the Fire Alarm Electronics.
  4. Wire it with 5 cable pieces.
  5. Screwdriver to close.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Open cover with screwdriver.
  2. Cut all the wires using wirecutters.
  3. Pry out the circuit using the crowbar.
  4. Remove the frame from the wall using the wrench.

Screwdriver
Wirecutters
Crowbar
Wrench

Security Camera

Electric eyes of the AI or for camera monitors to look through.

Camera upgrades:

  • Solid Plasma for EMP-proofing.
  • Analyzer for X-ray.
  • Proximity Sensor for motion alarm.

See here how to hack a Security Camera.

I see you.
Security Camera
Requires to build How to build
Autolathe
Metalx1(400units per camera)
Glassx1(250units per camera)
Cable Piecesx1
Wrench
Welder
Screwdriver
  1. Use the autolathe to print a Camera Assembly.
  2. Attach the Camera Assembly to a wall.
  3. Weld it to the wall.
  4. Add wire.
  5. OPTIONAL: Add any additional upgrades (plasma, analyzer or prox sensor).
  6. Screwdriver the camera to complete it.
  7. Set camera network (default is SS13).
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Screwdriver the camera to open the back panel.
  2. Use your wirecutter to cut all the wires.
  3. Use your welder to unweld the camera from the wall.
  4. Wrench the camera to unattach it from the wall.
  5. Crowbar the camera assembly to remove any upgrades.

Crowbar
Screwdriver
Welder
Wirecutters
Wrench

Light Fixture

Provides light for the people. Bulb fixture is much dimmer than the tube-one.

Light Fixture
Light Fixture
Requires to build How to build
Metalx1/x2
Cable Piecesx1
Light Tubex1 or
Light Bulbx1
Screwdriver
  1. Build frame from 2 metal sheets (or 1 metal sheet for small fixtures).
  2. Place frame on wall.
  3. Add wires.
  4. Screwdriver.
  5. Add light tube (or light bulb for small fixtures).
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Turn off the light if needed and remove the light tube or bulb from the fixture.
  2. Screwdriver the light fixture to expose the wires.
  3. Wirecutters to cut the wires.
  4. Wrench the fixture frame to deconstruct it.

Screwdriver
Wirecutters
Wrench

Other

Grille

Grilles are usually used in combination with directional windows. They allow gases and energy rounds to pass through them, but stop other objects. They can also be electrified for high security areas by building them on top of a live power wire.

  • Keeping people in or out.
  • Securing an area with electrified grilles.
Grille
Grille
Requires to build How to build
Rodsx2
  1. Stand where you would like the grille to be placed.
  2. Click on the stack of 2 rods with the hand you have them in.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  • Use wirecutters to neatly cut the grille, or
  • ...Use a screwdriver to unfasten and drag it away, or
  • ...Smash it down.

Wirecutters or
Screwdriver

Barricade

The poor man's barrier, not nearly as strong or cool looking. Useful for:

  • Keeping people in or out, for a short while.
Wooden Barricade
Wooden Barricade
Requires to build How to build
Planksx5
  1. Stand where you would like the barricade to be placed.
  2. Click on the stack of planks in your hands and choose "Wooden Barricade".
How to deconstruct
Tools

Cannot be neatly deconstructed. Just smash it with anything to get 3 planks.

Anything

How to repair
Tools

Use wooden planks to repair.

Planks

Windoor (Window-door)

Like a door, but with access controls. Windoors can't be hacked or even pried open with jaws of life. They can be pried open with a crowbar Crowbar.png if unpowered, and emagging works.

Windoor
Windoor
Requires to build How to build
Reinforced glassx5
Reinforced metalx2
Cable Piecesx1
Wrench
Screwdriver
Crowbar
Airlock Electronics Airlock Electronics x1
  1. Click the reinforced glass pane.
  2. Click the "Windoor" button.
  3. Wrench.
  4. Plasteel (Optional: To create a secure windoor).
  5. Cable.
  6. Airlock Electronics.
  7. Crowbar.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Open the windoor.
  2. Screwdriver to open the maintenance panel.
  3. Crowbar out the airlock electronics.
  4. Remove wires from the assembly with wirecutters.
  5. Unanchor it by wrenching.
  6. Weld it to deconstruct the assembly into reinforced glass and rods.

Screwdriver
Crowbar
Wirecutters
Wrench
Welder

Button

This is a button - it can remotely control an airlock. You can also put a signaler in one to have it pulse the signaler when pressed.

A Button
Button
Requires to build How to build
Metalx1
Screwdriver
OPTIONALAirlock ElectronicsAirlock Electronics x1
  1. Use the metal and make a Button Frame.
  2. Use the Button Frame on a wall.
  3. Click the Button Frame on the wall to change its button type.
  4. Add a signaler (other assemblies may work, untested) or airlock controller (normally unobtainable, but this is what makes them work when map-spawned).
  5. Add the Airlock Electronics Board to the button frame if you want the button to require a certain access to activate or deconstruct. (You need to program this)
  6. Screwdriver the Button Frame to close it.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. (Screwdriver the button open.)
  2. Remove the airlock electronics.
  3. Wrench the open button frame.
  4. Weld it to deconstruct to metal plates.

Wrench
Screwdriver

Firelock

This is a firelock - it locks an area when a fire alarm in the area is triggered. Don't get squished!

A Firelock
Firelock
Requires to build How to build
Metalx3
Wrench
OPTIONAL:Reinforced Metalx2
Cable Piecesx1
Firelock ElectronicsFirelock Electronics x1
Screwdriver
  1. Use the metal and make a Firelock Assembly.
  2. Add the Firelock Electronics Board to the firelock frame.
  3. Add Wires.
  4. Crowbar.
  5. (OPTIONAL) Add Reinforced Metal to make a heavy firelock.
  6. Wrench to bolt it and finish.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. (Crowbar the firelock shut.)
  2. Weld the firelock shut.
  3. Screw the access panel open.
  4. Wrench the firelock to unbolt it.
  5. Crowbar to pry the wire cover off.
  6. Wirecut the wires out.
  7. Crowbar the electronics out.
  8. Weld it to deconstruct to metal plates.

Welder
Wrench
Screwdriver
Wirecutters
Crowbar

Reflector

This is an angular beam reflector. Any energy projectiles hitting it will be reflected at an angle depending on rotation. There are also "box" reflectors that change the direction of struck projectiles to face a single way, regardless of where they impact the reflector. The supermatter engine uses reflectors to make its emitters' beams go through a single path. Ballistic projectiles will not be reflected!

  • You can weld it to anchor it to or unanchor it from the floor, or to repair it.
  • Use a screwdriver to lock or unlock its rotation.
  • Alt-click it to rotate its angle.
A reflector A double reflectorA box reflector
Reflector
Requires to build How to build
Metalx5
Glassx5 OR Reinforced glassx10 OR Diamondx1
Welder
  1. Use the metal and make a reflector frame.
  2. Option 1: Add 5 glass sheets to make a single-sided reflector.
  3. Option 2: Add 10 reinforced glass sheets to make a double-sided reflector.
  4. Option 3: Add 1 diamond sheet to make a box reflector.
  5. Weld the reflector to the floor.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Weld the reflector to cut it free from the floor.
  2. Wrench the reflector to disassemble it.

Welder
Wrench

Airlock

This is an airlock - it locks air. Everyone just calls them doors, although they are not actual doors. If you want to hack an airlock, see here.

Swish
Airlock
Requires to build How to build
Metalx4
Wrench
OPTIONAL: Pen Reinforced glassx1
Cable Piecesx1
Airlock ElectronicsAirlock Electronics x1
Screwdriver
  1. Use the metal and make an Airlock Assembly.
  2. Wrench it in place.
  3. (Optional) Use Pen to name the airlock.
  4. (Optional) Add Reinforced Glass to make a glass airlock.
  5. Add Wires.
  6. Use the Airlock Electronics Board and set the access level.
  7. Add the Airlock Electronics Board to the airlock frame.
  8. (Optional) Use 2 sheets of Metal or Plasteel for added security
  9. Screwdriver to finish.
How to deconstruct
Tools

If the airlock has been emagged, skip to step 4.

  1. Weld the door shut. (Must not be on help intent).
  2. Screwdriver the door.
  3. Use multitool and/or wirecutters to disable the power whilst keeping the doorbolts up as detailed here.
  4. Crowbar the electronics out. (Make sure you have exposed the panel with a screwdriver first.)
  5. Wirecut the wires out.
  6. Unsecure it with a wrench.
  7. Weld it to deconstruct to metal plates.

Welder
Wrench
Screwdriver
Wirecutters
Crowbar
Multitool

Turret

To ensure no one trespasses an area. Its options are (first option is the default setting):

  • Status: On/Off - wether the turret's power is on or off.
  • Behaviour control are locked/unlocked - can be unlocked with a Security level ID.
    • Check for Weapon Authorization: No/Yes - neutralizes people who have a weapon out but are not Heads or Security staff.
    • Check Security Records: Yes/No - searches Security Records for criminals.
    • Neutralize Identified Criminals: Yes/No - neutralizes crew members set to Arrest on the Security Records.
    • Neutralize All Non-Security and Non-Command Personnel: No/Yes - self explanatory.
    • Neutralize All Unidentified Life Signs: Yes/No - neutralizes aliens.
Turret
Turret
Requires to build How to build
Metalx7
Wrench
Screwdriver
Welder
Any energy-based gun Any energy-based gun x1
Proximity Sensorx1
  1. Build a turret frame from metal.
  2. Use a wrench to secure the turret frame(it can be moved around before being secured).
  3. Use metal on the turret frame to build the cover.
  4. Use a wrench on the frame to bolt the cover.
  5. Add the gun.
  6. Add the prox sensor.
  7. Use a screwdriver to secure it all.
  8. Use more metal on the frame.
  9. Finally use a welder to secure the second layer of metal.

(use ID and hand to unlock and change turret settings, or turn it off and use wrench to move it)

How to deconstruct
Tools

If the turret is not finished (only works before construction step 9):

  1. Crowbar to pry off metal coverage.
  2. Screwdriver to open the internal access hatch.
  3. Remove Proximity sensor by hand.
  4. Remove gun by hand.
  5. Wrench to remove turret's metal armor bolts.
  6. Weld to remove turret's interior metal armor.
  7. Wrench to unfasten external bolts.
  8. Crowbar to dismantle the turret frame.

If the turret is finished:

  1. Destroy the turret with any weapon.
  2. Crowbar to pry off metal coverage (70% chance to recover gun).

Welder
Wrench
Screwdriver
Crowbar

AI Core

The AI's house.

AI.gif
AI Core
Requires to build How to build
Plasteelx4
Reinforced Glassx2
Cable Piecesx1
Wrench
Screwdriver
AI Circuitboardx1
Optional:
Human brainx1
  1. AI Core building phase 1 Build AI Core Frame from 4 Plasteel Sheets.
  2. Wrench into place.
  3. AI Core building phase 2 Add Circuit board.
  4. AI Core building phase 3 Screwdriver.
  5. AI Core building phase 4 Add wires.
  6. (Optional) Upload any custom laws that you'd like to this AI core with an AI module. It comes pre-loaded with Asimov.
  7. AI Core building phase 5 Add brain placed in an MMI (only if you want a NEW AI).
  8. AI Core building phase 6 Add reinforced glass.
  9. Screwdriver.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Crowbar to remove glass panel.
  2. Crowbar to remove brain.
  3. Wirecutters to remove cables.
  4. Screwdriver to unfasten the circuit board.
  5. Wrench to unfasten the frame.
  6. Welder to deconstruct assembly.

Crowbar
Wirecutters
Screwdriver
Wrench
Welder

Solar Panels and Trackers

You can generate power with these things.

Solar Panel
Solar Panel
Solar Tracker
Solar Tracker
Requires to build How to build
Solar Assemblyx1
Wrench
Glassx2 or
Reinforced Glassx2
Tracker:
Tracker Electronicsx1
  1. Solar Assembly Place the solar assembly on where you want to construct your solar panel/tracker. To connect it to a wire you must construct it under a wire node.
  2. Wrench Wrench the solar assembly into place.
  3. Tracker Electronics (OPTIONAL) Add the electronics if you want to create a solar tracker.
  4. Glass or Reinforced Glass Finish the construction by placing glass, or reinforced glass, into the assembly frame.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Take out the panel with a crowbar.
  2. If you are deconstructing a tracker: Take out the electronics with your crowbar.
  3. Wrench the leftover assembly from it's place and you will be able to move it.

Crowbar
Wrench

Disposal Pipes and Machinery

The disposal system of the station.

Disposal Bin
Disposal Outlet
Disposal Pipes and Machinery
Requires to build How to build
Disposal Pipex1 or
Disposal Binx1 or
Disposal Outletx1
Welder
Wrench
Crowbar
  1. Retrieve the pipe/machine from the Disposal Pipe Dispenser (found in Atmosia).
  2. Crowbar the floor tile, if exists, to access plating.
  3. Move pipe over plating, rotate and flip using the right-click menu.
  4. Wrench pipe.
  5. Weld pipe.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. If Disposal Bin, start here: first turn off the pump and use a screwdriver to remove power connection, and continue...
  2. If Disposal Pipe, start here: Welder it to remove its joints.
  3. Wrench to detach it from the plating.
Note: You can then click and drag the pipe segment onto the Disposal Pipe Dispenser to delete it.

(Screwdriver)
Welder
Wrench

Computers

Computers can have various uses.

Some computer
Computer
Requires to build How to build
Metalx5
Glassx2
Cable piecesx5
Wrench
Screwdriver
Circuitboardx1
  1. Use the metal and make a Computer Frame.
  2. Wrench it inplace.
  3. Insert the Circuitboard of your selection.
  4. Screwdriver.
  5. Wires.
  6. Glass.
  7. Screwdriver to finish.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Screwdriver to detach the screen.
  2. Crowbar to pry off the screen.
  3. Wirecutters to cut the cables.
  4. Screwdriver to detach the circuit lid.
  5. Crowbar to pry out the circuitboard.
  6. Wrench to detach the frame.
  7. Welder to disassemble the frame.

Welder
Wrench
Screwdriver
Wirecutters
Crowbar

Modular Consoles

Modular Consoles are very flexible devices.

A console
Console
Requires to build How to build
Metalx10
At least:
one power source
one drive (HDD or SSD)
one processing unit
access to programs (network cards or datadisks)
  1. Use the metal and make a Modular Console.
  2. Add your drive (HDD or SSD), processing unit and power source (wired or powercells, powercells require an additional "powercell controller" component).
  3. install a network card to access the NET and download more programs.
  4. Use disks to transfer data or programs from another modular decive in case you cannot access the NET.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Screwdriver to remove components.
  2. Wrench to deconstruct the empty console.

Screwdriver
Wrench

Machine Frame.png Machines

A machine frame with wiring and board installed
A machine frame with wiring and board installed
Requires to build How to build
Metalx5
Cable piecesx5
Circuitboardx1
Components as specified by examining the mounted board
  1. Metal.pngMachine Frame.png Build a machine frame from your 5 metal sheets.
  2. CableCoils.pngWired Frame.png Add wires.
  3. Wrench.pngWrench it (sometimes optional).
  4. Circuitboard.pngCircuit Frame.png Add a circuitboard.
  5. Examine the machine frame and it will tell you what items you need now.
  6. Screwdriver tool.png When all the parts are added, screwdriver the machine frame to finish it.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Screwdriver to open the panel.
  2. Crowbar to remove all components.
  3. Wirecutters to remove the wires.
  4. Wrench to unsecure the frame.
  5. Screwdriver to disassemble into sheets.

Screwdriver
Crowbar.png
Wirecutters.png
Wrench

For detailed information about each machine: machine construction guide.

Robot Cyborg Mech Robots, Cyborgs and Mechs

Their construction is described at: Robots, Cyborgs and Mechs -pages.

Mineral Door

The actual doors of the game. Nobody ever uses these poor things and they aren't even airtight. Most ore materials (and wood) can be made into a door.

Door

Door
Doors
Requires to build How to build
The mineral (or wood) of your choice x20
  1. Stand where you would like the door.
  2. Use the metal and make a Door.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Wrench to unwrench it.
  2. Welder to disassemble the frame.

Wrench
Welder

Conveyor Belt

The Conveyor Belts seen in Cargo, Disposals, and other places around the station can be set up similar to a floor tile, only they require a bit more setting up to become functional.

Conveyor Belt and Conveyor Belt Switch

ConveyorBelt.png

Requires to build How to build
An Autolathe, with enough metal and glass.
  1. Use the lever on the belt assemblies to link them. This must be done before placing them!
  2. Place the belt assemblies by using them on the floor (You can then rotate the belt tiles by using a Wrench).
  3. Place the lever somewhere by clicking the floor with it.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Crowbar to remove the Conveyor Belt tiles and Switches.

Wrench

Furniture

Chairs

Chairs are for sitting down and making the place look nice. The only real use for chairs are to restrain people, building electric chairs or to buckle in when the shuttle is about to take off. Office chairs can also be used to move buckled people around.

Chair
Chair
Stool
Stool
Bar Stool
Bar Stool
Comfy Chair
Comfy Chair
Office Chair
Office Chair
Wooden Chair
Wooden Chair
Winged Wooden Chair
Winged Wooden Chair
Requires to build How to build
Metalx1
or
Metalx2
or
Metalx5
or
Planksx3
  1. Stand where you want the chair.
  2. Pick up some metal or planks.
  3. Click it in hand.
  4. Select Chair from menu.
How to deconstruct
Tools

Wrench a chair to transform it back into the starting material.

Wrench

Tables/Reinforced Table

Tables are used to hold objects on. The most common ones are metal, glass and reinforced. You can climb onto tables, though it takes a short while. Tables can also be used for ghetto surgery.

Table
Table
Wooden Table
Wooden Table
Glass Table
Glass Table
Poker Table
Poker Table
Fancy Table
Fancy Table (has many types)
Reinforced Table
Reinforced Table
Operating Table
Operating Table
Requires to build How to build
Rodsx2
or
Planksx2

Metalx1
or
Planksx1
or
Glassx1
or
Carpetx1
or
Plasteelx1
or
Silverx1
  1. Pick up some rods (or wooden planks, if you want to make a poker table).
  2. Stand on the tile where you want the table.
  3. Activate them in your hand.
  4. Select table frame from menu.
  5. Use material on the table frame:
    • Wood/glass/plasteel/metal for table made of that material.
    • Any type of carpet on metal frame for fancy table of that color.
    • Standard carpet on wooden frame for poker table.
    • Silver on metal frame for operating table.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Be on any other intent than help
  2. (If a Reinforced Table: Welder first to weaken the table.)
  3. Wrench to disassemble it or screwdriver to partly disassemble it

(Welder)
Wrench
Screwdriver

Lockers

Lockers are among the most common and arguably the most useful of containers on the station. Nearly anything can fit inside, barring other lockers, crates, and certain especially large objects like racks and MULEbots.

Besides being welded shut, some lockers can be, well, locked. Several levels of access exist, such as security-, captain-, and private-level access. These can be opened with the proper level identification card, emag item, or with enough damage. If you don't want to take out your id to open these every time, you can alt-click them to lock/unlock them.

If you yourself are inside a locker, you can see your surroundings. Normally you can move in any direction to exit the locker, but if the locker is locked or welded, you will be unable to exit and you cannot unweld or unlock your cell from inside - at that point if you try to move around you will instead throw yourself against the sides of the locker, making a BANG BANG sound that can be heard from several squares away. Using the Resist button will allow you to slowly open the locker.

Coffins count as lockers.

Different types of lockers: Jumpsuit LockerEmergency LockerMedical LockerSecurity LockerFire Saftey LockerL2 LockerL3 LockerL4 LockerCoffin

Locker
Locker
Requires to build How to build
Metalx2 or Planksx5 for coffin
  1. Stand where you want the locker.
  2. Activate metal in hand.
  3. Choose Locker from the list.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Open the locker.
  2. Weld the locker with a welder to disassemble it into metal.

Welder

Rack

Racks are flat and wide, incapable of being walked over, and bolted together. They can hold any number of items, but they hold them stacked on top of each other like a table. They are most common in maintenance tunnels and the EVA room.

Rack
Rack
Requires to build How to build
Metalx1
  1. Activate metal in hand.
  2. Choose Rack from the list.
  3. Stand where you want the rack.
  4. Activate Rack Parts in hand.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Be on any other intent than help.
  2. Use a wrench to dismantle it to some Rack Parts.
  3. Use a wrench on the Rack Parts to disassemble them into metal.

Wrench

Beds

Get your mind out of the gutter, they're for sleeping! Most station's beds come with a bedsheet, and new beds without sheets can be made with metal. The Medbay's preferred variation of a bed is the movable and collapsible Roller Bed Roller Bed, which is extremely useful for sex transporting patients.

You use a bed by going on top of it and *sleep. To buckle someone, put them on the bed and drag their sprite on it, to release click on the bed.

Bed
Bed
Requires to build How to build
Metalx2
  1. Stand where you want the bed.
  2. Activate metal in hand.
  3. Choose Bed from the list.
How to deconstruct
Tools

Use a wrench to dismantle it to two sheets of metal.

Wrench

Bookcase

Holds any number of books inside.

Bookcase
Bookcase
Requires to build How to build
Planksx5
Wrench
  1. Construct a frame with 4 wooden planks.
  2. Wrench the frame into place.
  3. Add a plank to the frame to make a shelf.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Remove any books.
  2. Crowbar out the shelf.
  3. Unsecure the frame with a wrench.
  4. Break apart the frame with a crowbar.

Crowbar
Wrench

Drying Rack

Dries herbs for smoking, meat into jerky and grapes into raisins.

Drying rack
Drying rack
Requires to build How to build
Planksx10
  1. Use the planks in hand.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Wrench to unsecure the rack.
  2. Screwdriver to disassemble it.

Wrench
Screwdriver tool.png

Power Wires

Power wires (cable coils) CableCoils.png are available from autolathes, yellow toolboxes, engineering vending machines or scattered about the station's maintenance-, construction- and storage-areas.

  • Wires can be electrified if connected to a power net (a charged SMES or APC is attached to the wire), and you will get fried if you place or cut them.
  • Insulated gloves negate any electrical shocks to the player.

How Do I Wire?

After a change in the summer 2019, wires will automatically connect to other wires on tiles in cardinal directions. To place, lift any floor tile with a crowbar Crowbar.png to reach the plating. Then click the plating while holding cable coil in your hand to place the wire. To remove wires, use wirecutters Wirecutters.png on them. Powered wires will automatically electrify grilles and power some machines on top of them.

Wire Art

The wire art that was available before june 2019 can still be made by using an item called "pipe cleaner". See the Guide to wire art.

Connecting Machines

Most machines are connected to powernets wirelessly by being in an arbitrary "area" containing a charged APC. Though some machines must be connected by having a powered wire under them.

With wire knobs now being just what a wire looks like after it's cut, all grilles on top of a wire that has power are shock grilles.

Please note those machines must also be anchored (generally wrenched down) to be connected.

Special cases :

  • APCs are connected to an adjacent powered wire with a special terminal, by doing the cable coil construction step.
  • An exception to the cardinal function is SMES, which has an input an output wire next to each other without being connected.


Wire Layers

Since October 2019 you can put cables on different layers. Ctrl-click the stack of cable coil to toggle layer.
Actioninja cable layer PR 46761.png

Layers do not connect, and can have separate powernets running along the same tile. Machines and terminals only connect to layer 2, yellow. Cable bridges can be crafted by using the cable coil inhand. Bridges link cables across layers on the same tile, or allow APC's/machines (those that aren't wireless) to connect to layers other than 2 when placed under them.

Wire-net Reset

This is Byond's attempt to "reset" the whole power net in order to deal with new/removed wires that shift the power value of a whole system. It will cause APCs to stop charging for a moment, and in huge nets it can shut down the charging of all APCs for a while.

Don't mess with wires unless you have to, it causes problems to everyone in both OOC (potential lag) and IC (power loss).

Pipes

Pipes are only constructed from Pipe Dispensers in Atmospherics. To use a Pipe Dispenser, follow these steps:

  1. Put Dispenser in a powered area.
  2. Wrench Dispenser to lock it into place.
  3. Click on the Pipe Dispenser with an empty hand and select the pipes you wish to use.
  4. You have a pipe to play with now.
  5. Wrench Dispenser to make it mobile once more.

Placing and Removing Pipes

Disposal pipe.png Disposal Pipes

  1. Rotate the pipe to the direction you wish the pipe to be in.
  2. Wrench the pipe to the ground.
  3. Use a lit welder to fuse the pipe to the ground.

Gaspipe.png Gas Pipes

  1. Rotate the pipe to the direction you wish (pay attention to gas pumps as they are direction dependent).
  2. Wrench into place.
  3. Turn on the pipe, if necessary.

How to Remove a Pipe

  1. Perform the step you used to set the pipe into place in reverse (make sure the pipe is powered off).
  2. Brace for any junk that might blast out of the pipe.