Guide to Research and Development

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Research & Development

  • R&D (not to be confused with the RD) consists of scientists spending research points on a tech web to unlock technology that can be used for various departments.
  • Essentially this means that a scientist in this modern world doesn't actually have to know any of the concepts he's working with; it's all about pressing science buttons and playing with the resulting toys! Ain't life grand?

How 2 Gain More Points: 4 Dummies

Ballmer Peak

  • DRINK ALCOHOL GODDAMNIT. If you drink juuuust the right amount of alcohol, you can research new technologies faster. However, if you drink too much alcohol, you research new technologies slower. As a scientist, instead of slurring, you start shouting out phrases from the pool below. Some of these phrases signify good blood alcohol levels, some of them signify pretty damn unhealthy blood alcohol levels.

Ballmer Phrases: The Good Sayings (indication that you've drank enough alcohol to get that sweet tech boost)

  • Hey guys, what if we rolled out a bluespace wiring system so mice can't destroy the powergrid anymore?
  • Hear me out here. What if, and this is just a theory, we made R&D controllable from our PDAs?
  • I'm thinking we should roll out a git repository for our research under the AGPLv3 license so that we can share it among the other stations freely.
  • I dunno about you guys, but IDs and PDAs being separate is clunky as fuck. Maybe we should merge them into a chip in our arms? That way they can't be stolen easily.
  • Why the fuck aren't we just making every pair of shoes into galoshes? We have the technology.

Windows ME Phrases: The Bad Sayings (indication that you've drank too much alcohol, please don't do RnD)

  • Yo man, what if, we like, uh, put a webserver that's automatically turned on with default admin passwords into every PDA?
  • So like, you know how we separate our codebase from the master copy that runs on our consumer boxes? What if we merged the two and undid the separation between codebase and server?
  • Dude, radical idea: H.O.N.K mechs but with no bananium required.
  • Best idea ever: Disposal pipes instead of hallways.

Tachyon-Doppler Array

Toxins bombs detonated at the test site generate points through the Tachyon-Doppler Research Array which records the size of the blast. Somehow this generates points. At least it gives non-traitor scientists a legitimate excuse for making bombs now.

Dopplerarrayformula.png

The formula returns the delta between the total points generated and the points that would be generated by the bomb. The above graph statically applies whether you detonate the smaller bomb first or last, the downside being that improving your bomb will still reward you but with significantly less points than before. A maxcap bomb (purple), and a 700 (red) and 1000 (orange) radius bomb are marked on the graph with horizontal lines.

Radiation Collectors/Tesla Corona Analyzers

  • Radiation Collector.gif Radiation Collectors can be set to generate research points instead of power, if the engineers are bored and you're already rolling in power. Radiation collectors require a mix of tritium and oxygen to produce research points. These gasses are consumed at a very rapid pace when the rad collector is in research point production mode. Work together with science or atmos techs to increase the station's research point production at the temporary cost of power production. For reference, one room temperature tank with 50% tritium, 50% oxygen will produce a total of 50 research points with the most frequently used supermatter setup. More radiation will increase the rate at which research points are generated, and packing more moles of both gasses into the tank will increase the amount of time a rad collector will be able to generate research points.
  • Ateslacoil.png Tesla Coronas (a variant of tesla coils) can be set using a screwdriver to generate research points instead of power, if the engineers are bored and you're already rolling in power. Unlike the radiation collector, it simply generates research points through electricity striking the object, not through variable gas mixtures. This means that although the Tesla Corona generates points more reliably, you don't have as many ways to increase the actual amount of points generated.

Tech Webs

Research points are generated at a static rate by the R&D Network (albeit more research points can be generated by the E.X.P.E.R.I-MENTOR) and can be spent on Technology Nodes at the console.

This is what your console will look like at the start of the round.

R&dconsolestart.png

Simply click into any of the technologies to see what it requires and what it unlocks. The number next to each technology represents its cost. To unlock a technology, click the cost to spend your research points on it.

The console will update the screen to reflect your new research and send out a notification in chat.


For new scientists, you should strongly consider aiming for Advanced Bluespace Research and Advanced Mining Technology.

This will give mining the tools needed to bring back much more ore to fund science projects.

Certain round circumstances may call for different research early on, talk to your fellow scientists!


The progression is not linear and many research options require multiple pre-requisite technologies.

To assist in understanding: provided below is a diagram.

ResearchTree.png

Note: Research tree depicted above is VERY out of date.

Deconstruction

Decon.png Deconstruction is done through the Destructive Analyzer:

  1. Sync the Destructive Analyzer to the research computer if it's not synced.
  2. Insert an item into it.
  3. Use the computer.

The computer will show you the name of the object, if it unlocks any tech nodes, and how many materials you get from deconstruction.

The Destructive Analyzer will recover a portion of the materials contained inside scanned items and transfer it to a connected protolathe. Upgrading it will increase the amount recovered.

Construction

See here how to build machines out of the components you discover. This is where advanced technology you discovered by increasing tech trees will be made. Nothing exciting at first can be built, but you will get increasingly more fun devices as tech trees increase. You will unlock items for the Exosuit Fabricator as well.

Upgrading Machines

All machines are composed of components. There are better versions of many components, attained through research. They are organized in 4 tiers, and upgrading the tier of a machine's components will have different effects for each machine.

Without minerals, you can achieve up to tier 2-3; to go further you'll require ores for production.

Stock Parts
Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Usual Effect
Micro Manipulator.png Micro-Manipulator Nano Manipulator.png Nano-Manipulator Pico Manipulator.png Pico-Manipulator Femto Manipulator.gif Diamonddone.pngFemto-Manipulator Improves speed and efficiency.
Matter bin.png Basic Matter Bin Advanced Matter Bin.png Advanced Matter Bin Super Matter Bin.png Super Matter Bin Bluespace Matter Bin.gif Diamonddone.pngBluespace Matter Bin Improves capacity.
Micro-laser.png Basic Micro-Laser High-Power Micro-Laser.png High-Power Micro-Laser Ultra-High-Power Micro-Laser.png Uraniumdone.pngUltra-High-Power Micro-Laser Quad Ultra Micro Laser.gif Diamonddone.pngUraniumdone.pngQuad-Ultra Micro-Laser Improves speed and efficiency.
Scanning Module.gif Basic Scanning Module Adv scan module.gif Advanced Scanning Module Super scan module.gif Silverdone.pngPhasic Scanning Module Triphasic Scanning Module.gif Diamonddone.pngTriphasic Scanning Module Improves scanning precision.
Capacitor.png Basic Capacitor Adv capacitor.png Advanced Capacitor Super capacitor.png Golddone.pngSuper Capacitor Quadratic Capacitor.gif Diamonddone.pngQuadratic Capacitor Improves power efficiency.


Once you unlock advanced components, people around the station will probably want you to upgrade the machinery. The process is simple.

  1. Screwdriver on the machine.
  2. Crowbar on the machine.
  3. Take the board and re-insert it into machine.
  4. Insert parts you want to use.
  5. Screwdriver.

RPED.gif Alternately, you can use RPED (Rapid Part Exchange Device):

  1. Load RPED with parts.
  2. Screwdriver on the machine.
  3. Click on it with RPED.
  4. Screwdriver again.

BS RPED.gif Alternatively, you can use the even more advanced Bluespace Rapid Part Exchange Device

  1. Load Bluespace RPED with parts
  2. Click on the machine with the Bluespace RPED

Here you can see how the specific machines will benefit from parts.


From here on this guide is basically worthless on tgstation, as it has been entirely replaced by the new system. It'll be updated... eventually

Proto.png Protolathe

  • The Protolathe requires materials such as metal, glass and mineable minerals, each sheet gives 2000 units when inserted into a Protolathe. It allows you to build objects such as stock parts, mining equipment, power cells and many more. Weaponry can also be built, but will require a firing pin from the armory, the RD's locker or ordered from cargo, if you wish to use it for combat.
  • Building 5 or 10 of the same item is faster than building it one at a time for 10 times; if you need lots of a particular item, mass produce them!
  • Some items may also require chems. Just pour them into the Protolathe to insert them.
Protolathe Manufacturing List
Icon Item Required Tech Engi Sci Sec Med Serv Supp Metal.png Glass.png Plasmadone.png Silverdone.png Golddone.png Uraniumdone.png Diamonddone.png Titaniumdone.png Bluespace Crystal.png
RPED.gif Rapid Part Exchange Device Industrial Engineering Yes Yes 10000 5000
Icard.png Intellicard AI Transportation System Artificial Intelligence Yes 1000 200
Pai.png Personal Artificial Intelligence Card Basic Robotics Research Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 500 500
Disk.gif Plant Data Disk Botanical Engineering Yes 200 100
BS RPED.gif Bluespace Rapid Part Exchange Device Applied Bluespace Research Yes Yes 15000 5000 2500
Disk.gif Design Storage Disk None Yes 300 100
Disk.gif Technology Data Storage Disk None Yes 300 100
Micro Manipulator.png Micro Manipulator None Yes Yes 100
Nano Manipulator.png Nano Manipulator Industrial Engineering Yes Yes 150
Pico Manipulator.png Pico Manipulator High-Efficiency Parts Yes Yes 200
Femto Manipulator.gif Femto Manipulator Advanced Bluespace Research Yes Yes 200 60 30
Capacitor.png Basic Capacitor None Yes Yes 100 100
Capacitor.png Advanced Capacitor Industrial Engineering Yes Yes 150 150
Capacitor.png Super Capacitor Advanced Power Manipulation Yes Yes 200 200 100
Quadratic Capacitor.gif Quadratic Capacitor Bluespace Power Technology Yes Yes 200 200 100 100
Scanning Module.gif Basic Scanning Module None Yes Yes 100 50
Scanning Module.gif Advanced Scanning Module Industrial Engineering Yes Yes 150 100
Scanning Module.gif Phasic Scanning Module Applied Bluespace Research Yes Yes 200 150 60
Triphasic Scanning Module.gif Triphasic Scanning Module Advanced Bluespace Research Yes Yes 200 200 60 30
Micro-laser.png Basic Micro-Laser None Yes Yes 100 50
High-Power Micro-Laser.png High-Power Micro-Laser Industrial Engineering Yes Yes 150 100
Ultra-High-Power Micro-Laser.png Ultra-High-Power Micro-Laser Advanced Electromagnetic Theory Yes Yes 200 150 60
Quad Ultra Micro Laser.gif Quad-Ultra Micro-Laser Quantum Electromagnetic Technology Yes Yes 200 200 100 60
Matter bin.png Basic Matter Bin None Yes Yes 100
Advanced Matter Bin.png Advanced Matter Bin Industrial Engineering Yes Yes 150
Super Matter Bin.png Super Matter Bin High-Efficiency Parts Yes Yes 200
Bluespace Matter Bin.gif Bluespace Matter Bin Advanced Bluespace Research Yes Yes 250 100 100
Subspace ansible.png Subspace Ansible Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes 100 100
Hyperwave filter.png Hyperwave Filter Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes 100 100
Subspace Amplifier.gif Subspace Amplifier Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes 100 100 100
Subspace Treatment Disk.gif Subspace Treatment Disk Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes 100 200
Subspace Analyzer.png Subspace Analyzer Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes 100 100
Ansible crystal.png Ansible Crystal Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes 800 100 100
Subspace Transmitter.png Subspace Transmitter Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes 100 100 100
Powercell.png Basic Power Cell None Yes Yes 700 50
Power cell.png High-Capacity Power Cell Industrial Engineering Yes Yes 700 60
Supercell.png Super-Capacity Power Cell Advanced Power Manipulation Yes Yes 700 70
Hypercell.png Hyper-Capacity Power Cell Advanced Power Manipulation Yes Yes 700 80 150 150
Bluespace Power Cell.gif Bluespace Power Cell Bluespace Power Technology Yes Yes 800 160 300 300 160 300 100
Lightreplacer0.png Light Replacer Advanced Sanitation Technology Yes 1500 3000 150
Inducer.png Inducer Electromagnetic Theory Yes Yes 3000 1000
MMI.gif Man-Machine Interface Man Machine Interface Yes Yes 1000 500
Posibrain.gif Positronic Brain Positronic Brain Yes Yes 1700 1350 500
Circuitprinter.gif Integrated Circuit Printer Advanced Data Theory Yes 5000 5000
Upgrade disk.gif Integrated Circuit Printer Upgrade: Advanced Designs Advanced Data Theory Yes 10000 10000
Upgrade disk clone.gif Integrated Circuit Printer Upgrade: Cloning Advanced Data Theory Yes 10000 10000
Bluespace Beaker.gif Bluespace Beaker Applied Bluespace Research Yes Yes 3000 3000 250 250
Cryostasis Beaker.gif Cryostasis Beaker Cryostasis Technology Yes 3000
Syringe.png Bluespace Syringe Applied Bluespace Research Yes Yes 2000 1000 1000 500
Syringe.png Cryo Syringe Cryostasis Technology Yes 2000 1000
Syringe.png Piercing Syringe Advanced Biotechnology Yes 2000 1000
Blue bodybag.png Bluespace Body Bag Applied Bluespace Research Yes Yes 3000 200 500 500
Plasmaman refill.png Plasmaman Jumpsuit Refill Advanced Biotechnology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 4000 1000
Defib.png Defibrillator Advanced Biotechnology Yes 8000 4000 3000 1500
Defibmount.png Defibrillator Mount Biological Technology Yes 2000 1000
Secprojector.png Security Holobarrier Projector Electromagnetic Theory Yes 5000 1000 1000 1000
Engiprojector.png Engineering Holobarrier Projector Electromagnetic Theory Yes 5000 1000 1000 1000
Holofan.gif ATMOS Holofan Projector Electromagnetic Theory Yes 5000 1000 1000 1000
Eye implant.png Welding Shield Implant Cybernetic Implants Yes 600 400
Breathing tube.png Breathing Tube Implant Cybernetic Implants Yes 600 250
Toolset arm implant.png Toolset Arm Implant Advanced Cybernetic Implants Yes 2500 1500 1500
Toolset arm implant.png Surgical Arm Implant Advanced Cybernetic Implants Yes 2500 1500 1500
Eye implant.png Medical HUD Implant Cybernetic Implants Yes 600 600 500 500
Eye implant.png Security HUD Implant Cybernetic Implants Yes 600 600 750 750
Eye implant.png Luminescent Eye Implant Cybernetic Implants Yes 600 1000
Eye implant.png X-Ray Implant Combat Cybernetic Implants Yes 600 600 1000 600 600 1000
Eye implant.png Thermals Implant Combat Cybernetic Implants Yes 600 600 1000 600 600
Brain implant.png Anti-Drop Implant Combat Cybernetic Implants Yes 600 600 400 400
Brain implant.png CNS Rebooter Implant Combat Cybernetic Implants Yes 600 600 500 1000
Chest implant.png Nutriment Pump Implant Cybernetic Implants Yes 500 500 500 500
Chest implant.png Nutriment Pump Implant PLUS Cybernetic Implants Yes 600 600 500 750
Chest implant.png Reviver Implant Advanced Cybernetic Implants Yes 800 800 500 1000 2000
Jetpack implant.png Thrusters Set Implant Combat Cybernetic Implants Yes 4000 2000 1000 1000
Implanter.png Implanter Subdermal Implants Yes Yes Yes 600 200
Implant case.png Implant Case Subdermal Implants Yes Yes Yes 500
Freedom implant.png Sad Trombone Implant Case Clown Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 500
Test firing pin.png Test-range Firing Pin Weapon Development Technology Yes 500 300
Loyalty pin.gif Mindshield Firing Pin Advanced Weapon Development Technology Yes 600 200 600
Tesla gun.gif Tesla Revolver Electric Weapons Yes 10000 10000 10000
Advegun.png Advanced Energy Gun Radioactive Weaponry Yes 10000 2000 4000 1000
Teleshield.png Telescopic Riot Shield Electric Weapons Yes 4000 5000 300 200
Decloner.png Decloner Illegal Technology Yes 5000 10000
Rapidsyringegun.png Rapid Syringe Gun Medical Weaponry Yes 5000 1000
Large ebow.png Energy Crossbow Illegal Technology Yes 5000 1500 1500 1500
Tempgun.png Temperature Gun Explosive & Pyrotechnical Weaponry Yes 5000 500 3000
Floral Somatoray.png Floral Somatoray Botanical Engineering Yes 2000 500
Large Grenade Casing.png Large Grenade Explosive & Pyrotechnical Weaponry Yes Yes 3000
Pyro grenade.png Pyro Grenade Explosive & Pyrotechnical Weaponry Yes Yes 2000 500
Adv grenade.png Advanced Release Grenade Explosive & Pyrotechnical Weaponry Yes Yes 3000 500
Xraygun.png X-ray Laser Gun Advanced Beam Weaponry Yes 5000 5000 4000 2000 2000
Ionrifle.png Ion Carbine Beam Weaponry Yes 8000 6000 2000
Portal gun.gif Bluespace Wormhole Projector Advanced Bluespace Research Yes 5000 2000 2000 3000
46x30ammo.png WT-550 Auto Gun Magazine (4.6×30mm) Ballistic Weaponry Yes 4000
46x30ammo.png WT-550 Auto Gun Armor Piercing Magazine (4.6×30mm AP) Ballistic Weaponry Yes 6000 600
46x30ammo.png WT-550 Auto Gun Incendiary Magazine (4.6×30mm IC) Ballistic Weaponry Yes 6000 1000 600
Stun Shell.png Stun Shell Electric Weapons Yes 200
Tech shell.png Unloaded Technological Shell Technological Shells Yes Yes 1000 200
Suppressor.png Universal Suppressor Illegal Technology Yes 2000 500
Gravity gun.gif One-Point Bluespace-Gravitational Manipulator One-point Bluespace-gravitational Manipulator Yes 12000 12000 8000 8000 3000 3000
Mining Drill.png Mining Drill Mining Technology Yes 6000 1000
Diamond Mining Drill.png Diamond Mining Drill Advanced Mining Technology Yes 6000 1000 2000
Plasma Cutter.png Plasma Cutter Advanced Mining Technology Yes 1500 500 400
Adv plasma cutter.gif Advanced Plasma Cutter Advanced Mining Technology Yes 3000 1000 2000 500
Sonic Jackhammer.png Sonic Jackhammer Advanced Mining Technology Yes 6000 2000 2000 6000
Modkit.png Kinetic Accelerator Damage Mod Mining Technology Yes 8000 1500 1500 1000
Modkit.png Kinetic Accelerator Cooldown Mod Mining Technology Yes 8000 1500 1500 1000
Modkit.png Kinetic Accelerator Range Mod Mining Technology Yes 8000 1500 1500 1000
Modkit.png Kinetic Accelerator Mining AoE Mod Advanced Mining Technology Yes 8000 1500 2000 2000 2000
Modkit.png Kinetic Accelerator Trigger Guard Mod Mining Technology Yes 8000 1500 1500 1000
Adv resonator.png Upgraded Resonator Mining Technology Yes 4000 1500 1000 1000
Tracking Beacon.gif Tracking Beacon Basic Bluespace Theory Yes Yes Yes Yes 150 100
Global Positioning System.gif GPS Device Applied Bluespace Research Yes Yes Yes 500 1000
Holdpack.gif Bag of Holding Advanced Bluespace Research Yes 3000 250 1500 2000
Bluespace satchel.gif Mining Satchel of Holding Applied Bluespace Research Yes 250 500
Bluespace Crystal.png Artificial Bluespace Crystal Advanced Bluespace Research Yes 1500 1500
MedGlasses.png Health Scanner HUD Integrated HUDs Yes 500 500
NV health glasses.gif Night Vision Health Scanner HUD Night Vision Technology Yes 600 600 350 1000
SecHud.png Security HUD Integrated HUDs Yes 500 500
NV sec glasses.gif Night Vision Security HUD Night Vision Technology Yes 600 600 350 1000
Diag glasses.png Diagnostic HUD Advanced Engineering or Integrated HUDs Yes 500 500
NV diag glasses.gif Night Vision Diagnostic HUD Night Vision Technology Yes 600 600 300 1000
Welding Gas Mask.png Welding Gas Mask Industrial Engineering Yes Yes 3000 1000
Portaseeder.png Portable Seed Extractor Botanical Engineering Yes 1000 400
Air horn.png Air Horn Clown Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 4000
MGlasses.png Optical Meson Scanners Industrial Engineering Yes Yes 500 500
NV meson glasses.gif Night Vision Optical Meson Scanners Night Vision Technology Yes Yes 600 600 350 1000
Tray scanners.gif Optical T-Ray Scanners Electromagnetic Theory Yes 500 500
Engi glasses.gif Engineering Scanner Goggles Advanced Engineering Yes 500 500 100
NightVision.png Night Vision Goggles Night Vision Technology Yes Yes 600 600 350 1000
Science goggles.png Science Goggles Integrated HUDs Yes 500 500
Mashoe.png Magnetic Boots Advanced Engineering Yes 4500 1500 2500
Adv mop.png Advanced Mop Advanced Sanitation Technology Yes 2500 200
Bluespace trashbag.png Trashbag of Holding Advanced Sanitation Technology Yes 1500 1500 250
Floor buffer.png Floor Buffer Upgrade Advanced Sanitation Technology Yes 3000 200
Signmaker.gif Holographic Sign Projector Electromagnetic Theory Yes 2000 1000
Adv welder.gif Experimental Welding Tool Experimental Tools Yes Yes 1000 500 1500 200
Alien alloy.png Alien Alloy Alien Technology Yes Yes 4000 4000



Circuit.png Circuit Imprinter

  • The Circuit Imprinter requires acid, glass and occasionally gold or diamond. Here you will find circuits for most of the station's machinery and robotics' exosuits. With gold and diamonds, you can also make AI law modules.
  • Information on how to construct machines is available at the Guide to advanced construction.
  • Circuits cost 1000 glass and 20 acid each, becoming cheaper with upgrades.
Circuit Imprinter Manufacturing List
Board Type Required Tech Engi Sci Sec Med Serv Sup Golddone.png Diamonddone.png
Security Camera Console Computer Computer Consoles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AI Core AI Core Artificial Intelligence Yes
AI Upload Computer Artificial Intelligence Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cyborg Upload Computer Cyborg Construction Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Medical Records Computer Computerized Recordkeeping Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operating Computer Computer Computer Consoles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PanD.E.M.I.C. 2200 Computer Biological Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DNA Machine Computer Genetic Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Communications Computer Computer Consoles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ID Console Computer Computer Consoles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Crew Monitoring Console Computer Computer Consoles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Teleporter Console Computer Advanced Bluespace Research Yes
Security Records Console Computer Computerized Recordkeeping Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atmosphere Alert Computer Industrial Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atmospheric Monitor Computer Industrial Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Robotics Control Console Computer Cyborg Construction Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cloning Machine Console Computer Genetic Engineering Yes Yes
Clone Pod Machine Genetic Engineering Yes Yes
Cloning Scanner Machine Genetic Engineering Yes Yes
Limb Grower Machine Advanced Biotechnology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battle Arcade Machine Computer Arcade Games Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Orion Trail Arcade Machine Computer Arcade Games Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Slot Machine Computer Arcade Games Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Monitor Computer Industrial Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Solar Control Computer Industrial Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Prisoner Management Console Computer Computerized Recordkeeping Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exosuit Control Console Computer Mechanical Exosuits Yes
Mech Bay Power Control Console Computer Mechanical Exosuits Yes
R&D Console Computer None Yes
Supply Request Console Computer Computer Consoles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supply Console Computer Computer Consoles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outpost Status Display Computer Computer Consoles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Telecommunications Monitoring Console Computer Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Telecommunications Server Monitoring Console Computer Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Messaging Monitor Console Computer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluespace Launchpad Control Console Board Computer Advanced Bluespace Research Yes
AI Integrity Restorer Computer Computer Consoles Yes
Library Console Computer Computer Consoles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Safeguard AI Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
OneHuman AI Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
ProtectStation AI Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
Quarantine AI Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
OxygenIsToxicToHumans AI Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
Freeform AI Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
Reset AI Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
Remove Law AI Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
Purge AI Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
Freeform AI Core Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
Asimov AI Core Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
P.A.L.A.D.I.N. AI Core Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
T.Y.R.A.N.T. AI Core Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
Corporate AI Core Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
Default AI Core Module Artificial Intelligence Yes 100
Subspace Receiver Machine Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes
Bus Mainframe Machine Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes
Hub Mainframe Machine Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes
Relay Mainframe Machine Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes
Processor Unit Machine Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes
Server Mainframe Machine Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes
Subspace Broadcaster Machine Telecommunications Technology Yes Yes
APLU "Ripley" Central Control module Mech Mechanical Exosuits Yes
APLU "Ripley" Peripherals Control module Mech Mechanical Exosuits Yes
"Odysseus" Central Control module Mech EXOSUIT: Odysseus Yes
"Odysseus" Peripherals Control module Mech EXOSUIT: Odysseus Yes
"Gygax" Central Control module Mech EXOSUIT: Gygax Yes
"Gygax" Peripherals Control module Mech EXOSUIT: Gygax Yes
"Gygax" Weapons & Targeting Control module Mech EXOSUIT: Gygax Yes
"Durand" Central Control module Mech EXOSUIT: Durand Yes
"Durand" Peripherals Control module Mech EXOSUIT: Durand Yes
"Durand" Weapons & Targeting Control module Mech EXOSUIT: Durand Yes
"H.O.N.K" Central Control module Mech Clown Technology Yes
"H.O.N.K" Peripherals Control module Mech Clown Technology Yes
"H.O.N.K" Weapons & Targeting Control module Mech Clown Technology Yes
"Phazon" Central Control module Mech EXOSUIT: Phazon Yes
"Phazon" Peripherals Control module Mech EXOSUIT: Phazon Yes
"Phazon" Weapons & Targeting Control module Mech EXOSUIT: Phazon Yes
SMES Board Machine Advanced Power Manipulation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Turbine Console Board Computer Advanced Power Manipulation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Compressor Board Machine Advanced Power Manipulation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Turbine Board Machine Advanced Power Manipulation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Emitter Board Machine Industrial Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freezer/Heater Board Machine Industrial Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Space Heater Board Machine None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Teleportation Station Board Machine Advanced Bluespace Research Yes
Teleportation Hub Board Machine Advanced Bluespace Research Yes
Bluespace Launchpad Board Machine Advanced Bluespace Research Yes
Quantum Pad Board Machine Advanced Bluespace Research Yes
Sleeper Board Machine Biological Technology Yes Yes
Cryotube Board Machine Cryostasis Technology Yes Yes
Portable Chem Dispenser Board Machine Biological Technology Yes Yes
Chem Master Board Machine Biolog Yes Yes
Chemical Heater Board Machine Biological Technology Yes Yes
Biogenerator Board Machine Botanical Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hydroponics Tray Board Machine Botanical Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Destructive Analyzer Board Machine None Yes
E.X.P.E.R.I-MENTOR Board Machine None Yes
Circuit Imprinter Board Machine None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
R&D Server Control Console Board Computer None Yes
R&D Server Board Machine None Yes
Exosuit Fabricator Board Machine None Yes
Cyborg Recharger Board Machine Cyborg Construction Yes
Mechbay Recharger Board Machine Mechanical Exosuits Yes
Microwave Board Machine Biological Processing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gibber Board Machine Biological Processing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smartfridge Board Machine Biological Processing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Monkey Recycler Board Machine Biological Processing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Seed Extractor Board Machine Botanical Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Food Processor Board Machine Biological Processing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recycler Board Machine Industrial Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AI Holopad board Machine Electromagnetic Theory Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Autolathe Board Machine Industrial Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weapon Recharger Board Machine Industrial Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100
Vendor Board Machine Computerized Recordkeeping Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ore Redemption Board Machine Mining Technology Yes
Mining Rewards Vendor Board Machine Mining Technology Yes
Tesla Coil Board Machine Industrial Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Grounding Rod Board Machine Industrial Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plant DNA Manipulator Board Machine Botanical Engineering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PACMAN-type Generator Board Machine Industrial Engineering Yes
SUPERPACMAN-type Generator Board Machine Advanced Power Manipulation Yes
MRSPACMAN-type Generator Board Machine Advanced Power Manipulation Yes

Exofab.png Exosuit Fabricator

  • Robotics starts with two of these. This machine will build everything a roboticist needs to do his job, aside from circuits. To update its research levels:
    • Sync the R&D Research Console.
    • Sync the Robotics Research Console.
    • Sync the Exosuit Fabricator.
  • Can be used directly, without the Research Console.


Items available from the start:

Exosuit Fabricator Round-Start Manufacturing List
Icon Item List Metal Glass Solid Plasma Silver Gold Uranium Diamond Bananium Titaniumdone.png
Cyborg endoskeleton.png Cyborg endoskeleton Cyborg 15000
Cyborg torso.png Cyborg torso Cyborg 40000
Cyborg head.png Cyborg head Cyborg 5000
Cyborg left arm.png Cyborg left arm Cyborg 10000
Cyborg right arm.png Cyborg right arm Cyborg 10000
Cyborg left leg.png Cyborg left leg Cyborg 10000
Cyborg right leg.png Cyborg right leg Cyborg 10000
Ripley chassis.png Ripley chassis Ripley 20000
Ripley torso.png Ripley torso Ripley 20000 7500
Ripley left arm.png Ripley left arm Ripley 15000
Ripley right arm.png Ripley right arm Ripley 15000
Ripley left leg.png Ripley left leg Ripley 15000
Ripley right leg.png Ripley right leg Ripley 15000
Odysseus chassis.png Odysseus chassis Odysseus 20000
Odysseus torso.png Odysseus torso Odysseus 12000
Odysseus head.png Odysseus head Odysseus 6000 10000
Odysseus left arm.png Odysseus left arm Odysseus 6000
Odysseus right arm.png Odysseus right arm Odysseus 6000
Odysseus left leg.png Odysseus left leg Odysseus 7000
Odysseus right leg.png Odysseus right leg Odysseus 7000
Gygax chassis.png Gygax chassis Gygax 20000
Gygax torso.png Gygax torso Gygax 20000 10000 2000
Gygax head.png Gygax head Gygax 10000 5000 2000
Gygax left arm.png Gygax left arm Gygax 15000 1000
Gygax right arm.png Gygax right arm Gygax 15000 1000
Gygax left leg.png Gygax left leg Gygax 15000 2000
Gygax right leg.png Gygax right leg Gygax 15000 2000
Gygax armor plates.png Gygax armor plates Gygax 15000 10000 10000
Odysseus chassis.png Durand chassis Durand 25000
Durand torso.png Durand torso Durand 25000 10000 10000
Durand head.png Durand head Durand 10000 15000 2000
Durand left arm.png Durand left arm Durand 10000 4000
Durand right arm.png Durand right arm Durand 10000 4000
Durand left leg.png Durand left leg Durand 15000 4000
Durand right leg.png Durand right leg Durand 15000 4000
Durand armor plates.png Durand armor plates Durand 30000 25000 20000
Odysseus chassis.png H.O.N.K. chassis H.O.N.K. 20000 10000
H.O.N.K. torso.png H.O.N.K. torso H.O.N.K. 20000 10000 5000
H.O.N.K. head.png H.O.N.K. head H.O.N.K. 10000 5000 5000
H.O.N.K. left arm.png H.O.N.K. left arm H.O.N.K. 15000 5000
H.O.N.K. right arm.png H.O.N.K. right arm H.O.N.K. 15000 5000
H.O.N.K. left leg.png H.O.N.K. left leg H.O.N.K. 20000 5000
H.O.N.K. right leg.png H.O.N.K. right leg H.O.N.K. 20000 5000
Hydraulic clamp.png Hydraulic clamp Exosuit Equip 10000
Exosuit drill.png Exosuit drill Exosuit Equip 10000
Exosuit extinguisher.png Exosuit extinguisher Exosuit Equip 10000
Cable layer.png Cable layer Exosuit Equip 10000
Energy relay.png Plasma Generator Exosuit Equip 10000 1000 5000 2000
Odysseus chassis.png Firefighter chassis Exosuit Equip 20000
Energy relay.png Exosuit plasma converter Exosuit Equip 10000 1000 500
Mousetrap mortar.png Mousetrap mortar Exosuit Equip 20000 5000
Banana mortar.png Banana mortar Exosuit Equip 20000 5000
HoNkER BlAsT 5000.png HoNkER BlAsT 5000 Exosuit Equip 20000 10000
Circuitboard.png Cyborg module reset board Borg Upgr 10000
Circuitboard.png Cyborg reclassification board Borg Upgr 35000
Circuitboard.png Cyborg emergency reboot module Borg Upgr 60000 5000
Exosuit tracking beacon.gif Exosuit tracking beacon Misc 500


Reseachable items:

(Note: Bananium is not used and skipped from the table.)

Exosuit Fabricator Researchable Manufacturing List
Icon Item List Materials Engineering Plasma Power Bluespace Biological Combat EMP Data Illegal Metal Glass Solid Plasma Silver Gold Uranium Diamond
PBT "Pacifier" mounted taser.png Pacifier mounted taser Exosuit Equip 3 10000
Ultra AC 2.png Ultra AC 2 LMG Exosuit Equip 4 10000
Sleeper.gif Mounted Sleeper Exosuit Equip 3 2 3 5000 10000
Sgun.png Exosuit Syringe Gun Exosuit Equip 4 4 3 4 3000 2000
Mecha medigun.png Exosuit Medical Beamgun Exosuit Equip 7 6 5 6 15000 8000 3000 8000 2000
SGL-6 grenade launcher.png SGL-6 grenade launcher Exosuit Equip 4 4 22000 8000 6000
Mecha diamond drill.png Diamond-tipped exosuit drill Exosuit Equip 5 4 10000 6500
Energy relay.png Exonuclear reactor Exosuit Equip 3 4 5 10000 1000 500
LBX AC 10 "Scattershot".png LBX AC 10 "Scattershot" Exosuit Equip 4 10000
FNX-99 "Hades" carbine.png FNX-99 "Hades" carbine Exosuit Equip 4 5 10000
MKIV ion heavy cannon.png MKIV Ion Heavy Cannon Exosuit Equip 5 6 5 10000
Armor booster module.png Reactive armor booster module Exosuit Equip 5 4 20000 5000
Armor booster module.png Reflective armor booster module Exosuit Equip 5 3 5 20000 5000
SRM-8 missile rack.png SRM-8 missile rack Exosuit Equip 5 5 6 22000 8000 6000
Wormhole generator.gif Mounted wormhole generator Exosuit Equip 3 4 4 10000 8000
CH-LC "Solaris" laser cannon.png CH-PS "Immolator" laser Exosuit Equip 3 3 3 10000
SGL-6 grenade launcher.png SOB-3 clusterbang launcher Exosuit Equip 5 5 3 20000 10000 10000
Mecha teleporter.png Mounted gravitational catapult Exosuit Equip 4 4 3 10000
Repair droid.png Exosuit repair droid Exosuit Equip 5 3 3 10000 5000 2000 1000
MKIV ion heavy cannon.png MKIV ion heavy cannon Exosuit Equip 5 6 5 20000 6000 2000
CH-LC "Solaris" laser cannon.png CH-LC "Solaris" laser cannon Exosuit Equip 4 4 4 10000
Mounted RCD.png Mounted RCD Exosuit Equip 5 5 4 3 4 30000 25000 20000 20000
Energy relay.png Tesla energy relay Exosuit Equip 4 5 4 10000 2000 3000 2000
Mecha teleporter.png Mounted teleporter Exosuit Equip 8 5 10000 10000
Circuitboard.png Cyborg VTEC Borg Upgr 5 4 4 80000 6000 5000
Circuitboard.png Cyborg Ion Thrusters Borg Upgr 4 4 80000 6000 6000
Circuitboard.png Cyborg Diamond Drill Borg Upgr 6 5 10000 2000
Circuitboard.png Cyborg Ore Satchel of Holding Borg Upgr 4 4 4 10000 250 500
Circuitboard.png Cyborg Hyper-Kinetic Accelerator Borg Upgr 7 5 5 4 5 8000 1500 2000 2000 2000
Circuitboard.png Cyborg Ash Storm Plating Borg Upgr 4 4 4 8000 10000
Circuitboard.png Cyborg Self-Repair Borg Upgr 4 4 15000 15000
Circuitboard.png Illegal equipment module Borg Upgr 4 2 10000 15000 10000
Powercell.png Power cell Misc 1 700 50
Power cell.png High-capacity power cell Misc 2 700 60
Supercell.png Super-capacity power cell Misc 3 3 700 70
Hypercell.png Hyper-capacity power cell Misc 5 5 5 700 80 150 150
Bluespace Power Cell.gif Bluespace power cell Misc 5 5 6 5 800 160 300 300 160
Man-Machine Interface.png Man-machine interface Misc 2 2 3 1000 500
Posibrain.gif Positronic Brain Misc 3 4 5 1700 1350 500
Synthetic flash.gif Synthetic flash Misc 2 3 750 750