Guide to construction

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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
List of things you can make with having Metal in your hand and activating it:

Things you can do with it in your hand:

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

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
Here's the list of things you can make with having glass/reinforced glass in your hand:

Glass.pngGlass:

Glass r.pngReinforced Glass:

How to produce Glass:

Smelt sand at 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

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.

List of things you can make having plasteel in your hand and activating it:

Things you can do with it in your hand:

How to produce Plasteel:

Smelt a combination of iron ore and plasma ore at the 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
Here's the list of things you can make with having rods in your active hand:
  • Grille (by clicking in your hand).
  • 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).
  • Make a scooter frame
  • 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.

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
Strategy: Hold in active hand and use it on lattices or a floor without plating
Description
A surprisingly effective ranged weapon.

How to produce Floor Tiles:

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

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
List of things you get when activated in hand:

How to produce Planks:

Grow Tower Caps and cut them up with a hatchet.


Leather

  • 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:

Use the Biogenerator inside Hydroponics.


Cloth

  • 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.


Plastic

  • Plastic flaps (5 sheets)
  • Water bottle (1 sheet)
  • Large water bottle (3 sheets)
  • Wet floor sign (2 sheets)

How to produce Plastic:

Made in the Chemistry lab.


Cardboard

  • 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)

How to produce Cardboard:

Recycle boxes! Possibly more sources.

Constructions

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 a carpet floor on a plating.

How to deconstruct
Tools

Use a crowbar to pick up the carpet tile.

Crowbar

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, uranium being special with emitting strong radiation around it. They're useful for:

  • Keeping people out.
  • Keeping people in.
  • Keeping people from going places.
so bland
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
wow
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. Right-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).
  8. Screwdriver (Secure pane).
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Screwdriver to unscrew the window from the floor.
  2. If normal glass: Wrench to deconstruct the window.
  3. If reinforced glass: Crowbar to pop the glass out.
  4. Screwdriver to unscrew the frame from the floor.
  5. Wrench to deconstruct the window.

Hitting the pane repeatedly with a weapon will smash it into a glass shard or, if reinforced glass, a glass shard and a metal rod.

Screwdriver
Wrench
Crowbar

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).
  3. Fit it with the Power Control Module.
  4. Fit it with the cable coil.
  5. Screwdriver the electronics into place.
  6. Add the power cell.
  7. Crowbar shut. It starts ID locked, with the cover engaged and the main switch turned off.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Swipe Card to unlock APC. 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. Remove power cell by hand.
  3. Screwdriver to unsecure electronics.
  4. Wirecutters to remove cables.
  5. Crowbar to lift floor tile in front of APC
  6. Crowbar to remove Power Control Board.
  7. Welder to remover from wall.
  8. Wrenching 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 create a Camera Assembly.
  2. Drop the camera assembly on the tile where'd you like the camera to be.
  3. Wrench it into position.
  4. Weld it to the wall.
  5. OPTIONAL: Add any additional upgrades (plasma, analyzer or prox sensor).
  6. Add wire.
  7. Screwdriver the camera to complete it.
  8. Set camera network (default is SS13).
  9. Set camera direction.
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. Screwdriver the camera to open the back panel.
  2. Use your wirecutter to cut all the wires (cutting the alarm wire is optional).
  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. Emagging one keeps it from opening - you have to smash and rebuild it.

Windoor
Windoor
Requires to build How to build
Reinforced glassx5
Reinforced metalx2
Cable Piecesx1
Wrench
Screwdriver
Crowbar
Circuitboard 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

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. Weld the firelock frame.
  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

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. Screwdriver to finish.
How to deconstruct
Tools

Can be done to an emagged airlock, but you will not get the electronics back, as it will be broken.

  1. Screwdriver the door.
  2. Use multitool and/or wirecutters to disable the power whilst keeping the doorbolts up as detailed here.
  3. For emagged airlocks: Use a multitool to pulse the bolt wire, then pulse/cut a power wire and crowbar it shut.
  4. Weld the door shut.

(Door must be depowered and bolts must be up for this next step to work.)

  1. Crowbar the electronics out.
  2. Wirecut the wires out.
  3. Unsecure it with a wrench.
  4. 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

(only if the turret hasn't been finished yet, otherwise damage it and use crowbar to try salvaging some components)

  1. Crowbar to pry off exterior armor.
  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.

Welder
Wrench
Screwdriver
Crowbar

AI Core

The AI's house.

AI.gif
AI Core
Requires to build How to build
Reinforced metalx4
Reinforced Glassx2
Cable Piecesx1
Wrench
Screwdriver
AI Circuitboardx1
Optional:
Human brainx1
  1. AI Core building phase 1 Build AI Core Frame from 4 reinforced 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. AI Core building phase 5 Add brain placed in an MMI (only if you want a NEW AI).
  7. AI Core building phase 6 Add reinforced glass.
  8. 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 machines.

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. Use the metal and make a machine frame.
  2. Add wiring to the frame .
  3. Add the board.
  4. Add your components. You can examine the unifished machine at this point to see what you still need.
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. Every ore material (and wood) can be made into a door. Other door types (which act otherwise similar, just made out of different material) are: sand, gold, silver, plasma, uranium and diamond. Keep in mind that Uranium doors put out a pulse of radiation every time they're opened.

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
Reinforced Table
Reinforced Table
Requires to build How to build
Rodsx2 or Planksx2

Metalx1
or
Planksx1
or
Glassx1
or
Carpetx1
or
Carpetx1
  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/)(carpet on metal frame for fancy table, on wooden frame for poker table).
How to deconstruct
Tools
  1. (If a Reinforced Table: Welder first to weaken the table.)
  2. Wrench to disassemble it.

(Welder)
Wrench

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: Emergency LockerJumpsuit LockerMedical 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

Use a wrench to dismantle it to some Rack Parts.

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. Crowbar out the shelf.
  2. Unsecure the frame with a wrench.
  3. 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 are only available from yellow toolboxes, engineering vending machines or scattered about the station's maintenance-, construction- and storage-areas.

  • All wires are electrified if connected to a power net (a charged SMES battery is attached to the wire), and you will get fried if you touch them.
  • Insulated gloves negate any electrical shocks to the player.

How Do I Wire?

Wires are directionally dependent on where you set them down, and will apply adjacently to each "tile" you are standing by. Wires will always face inwards to you, sort of like this:

u see her lik dis

This image was made by standing in the center tile with a cable coil in hand and clicking on all 8 surrounding tiles.

In situations where you can't place a wire like this you have an alternative way. Just stand on a tile, face the direction you want it to go (ctrl+arrow key) and click the tile you're standing on.

is so easy

This image was made by standing on the tile, pressing ctrl + left arrow key and then clicking the tile. The cable coil was in my active hand.

If you ever make a mistake with a wire, use the wirecutters to trim them! Simple as that. Wear insulated gloves if you value your life.

Knot Wiring

Let's say you have a situation that you need to fix:

oh shit man how

The easiest method of wiring is knot-wiring. Also known as unsmooth or non-smooth wiring.

Fixing this is simple:

yesyes yeswow Done.

You just position yourself properly and click the tile to lay down wire. Make sure you click on the plating (floor) and not the already laid wire. This is because:

yes + wait waht = o god wow

This might look about the same as in the previous image, however it's not. In the previous image your ending result had three pieces of wire, one going from the east to the center, one going from the north to the center and one going from the west to the center. In this situation you have two pieces of wire. One going east to west and one going north to center. The two wires don't meet in the center, because the horizontal wire is going east-west without it having a point (or knot) in the center.

Knot wires (a.k.a nodes wires) also powers any machine on the same tile as them.

Smooth Wiring

Just click on wires that are "knotted" at on end (you just need to click on the wire, not the little knotted dot).

To fix this situation with smooth wire you'll have to follow the steps:

ok simpleso precisionsuch smoothwow Done.

In this method you first lay one cable to go from one of the directions to the center (image 1). You then position yourself in another direction and click on the already laid wire piece (and not the floor!). This will make the already placed piece and the new piece combine into one smooth piece of wire (image 2). You then place another piece to go from the last remaining direction to the center (image 3) and click it from the last direction to make a 2nd smooth piece of wire (image 4).

This method often uses up more wire than dot-wiring, but it's prettier and usually preferred.

Connecting Wires

Two wires belongs to the same powernet if they have matching ends.

Connected cables Not connected cables
Connected wires Not connected wires No ends are matching, given only one cable is a node here

Connecting Machines

Machines are connected to powernets exclusively by nodes cables (a.k.a knot wires):


it's alive! + Generator.png = Connected

booh! + Generator.png = Not connected

booh! + Generator.png = Not connected

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

Special cases :

  • APC must be connected through a terminal (meaning you connect the terminal to the powernet),
  • SMES input powernet must be connected through a terminal, while SMES output powernet must be connected through a classic node wire under the SMES.

Wiring the Solars

Easiest method: just look at the animation until you get it:

Wiring.gif

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.