PDA

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Short for Personal Data Assistant, PDAs are usually useful to their owners, as they have a variety of functions, such as note keeping and messaging, as well as job-specific functions like controlling Beepsky and analyzing fingerprints or blood stains, sending deliveries, analyzing the atmosphere around you, scanning for disease or components, checking how much power are in the APCs around the station and causing chaos.

The PDAs message function rely's on the RD's message server. If it is powerless or broken then no one will be able to send messages to each other. The message server also logs your dirty little messages so don't expect to be able to get away with using them to rally a rebellion.

Your primary use of the PDA will likely be the handy flashlight feature it comes with. Once the station descends into chaos, you won't have to go hunting around for a flashlight, as you have a weak one built right in. Just put the PDA in your hand, click it, and click "enable flashlight." This light will also count for the stacking effect other flashlights have.

If you so desire you can eject the cartridge you have currently installed with the "eject cartridge button" at the top of the PDA's main menu interface, and use a new cartridge that you pilfered off someone else or spawned with a certain method into it. You will need to do this if you wish to install the Detomatix cartridge, but remember to eject it when you are done, lest security catch you with it.


Default Features

  • Messager
  • Notekeeper: Any notes you may wish to record may be stored here. Using your PDA on a piece of paper will scan it's contents and write it in your notekeeper, overwriting your current notes.
  • Atmospheric Scan: Use this to display the status of your environmental air-supply, works much like an analyzer.
  • Flashlight: This low powered flashlight can be used to successfully navigate through areas without lighting.

Default Cartridges

PDA Jobs Installed Cartridge Features
Normalpda.gif Assistant None
Atmospda.png Atmospheric Technician BreatheDeep Cartridge
  • Gas Scanner: Allows you to smack your PDA into gas-containers (Such as canisters) and display the contained gas's temperature, pressure, and composition.
Bartenderpda.png Bartender None
Hydroponicspda.png Botanist None
Captainpda.png Captain Value-PAK Cartridge
  • Crew Manifest: Access the Crew Manifest.
  • Set Status Display: Set a custom text, shuttle ETA timer or other icons to the Status Displays shown all over the station.
  • Power Monitor: Shows same info as the Power Monitoring Computer. (but only locally?)
  • Medical Records: Access the Medical Records.
  • Medical Scanner: Turns your PDA into a health analyzer.
  • Security Records: Access the Security Records.
  • Reagent Scanner: Scans things for liquids and residues, then displays said liquids and residues.
  • Halogen Counter: Measure how much someone has been exposed to radiation.
  • Gas Scanner: Allows you to smack your PDA into gas-containers (such as canisters) and display the contained gas's temperature, pressure, and composition.
Chaplainpda.png Chaplain None
Clownpda.png Clown Honkworks 5.0
  • Messager » Send Virus (HONK Virus): Sends a virus to a PDA that will cause the holder to hear honking at random intervals. Also does other things? Who knows! HONK!
  • Honk Synthetizer: Someone stole your bike horn? You still can HONK with your PDA.
Medicpda.png Chef None
Quterpda.png Cargo Technician and Quartermaster Space Parts & Space Vendors Cartridge
  • Supply Records: Access the Supply Records.
  • Delivery Bot Control: Allows you to remotely control your MULEbots.
Chemistpda.png Chemist ChemWhiz Cartridge
  • Reagent Scanner: Scans things for liquids and residues, then displays said liquids and residues.
Chiefengineerpda.png Chief Engineer Power-On DELUXE Cartridge
  • Crew Manifest: Access the Crew Manifest.
  • Power Monitor: Shows same info as the Power Monitoring Computer. (but only locally?)
  • Halogen Counter: Measure how much someone has been exposed to radiation.
  • Gas Scanner: Allows you to smack your PDA into gas-containers (Such as canisters) and display the contained gas's temperature, pressure, and composition.
Chiefmedicalpda.png Chief Medical Officer Med-U DELUXE Cartridge
  • Crew Manifest: Access the Crew Manifest.
  • Set Status Display: Set a custom text, shuttle ETA timer or other icons to the Status Displays shown all over the station.
  • Medical Records: Access the Medical Records.
  • Medical Scanner: Turns your PDA into a health analyzer.
Detectivepda.png Detective D.E.T.E.C.T. Cartridge
  • Crew Manifest: Access the Crew Manifest.
  • Medical Records: Access the Medical Records.
  • Medical Scanner: Turns your PDA into a health analyzer.
  • Security Records: Access the Security Records.
Engineerpda.png Engineer Power-ON Cartridge
  • Power Monitor: Shows same info as the Power Monitoring Computer. (but only locally?)
  • Halogen Counter: Measure how much someone has been exposed to radiation.
Geneticistpda.png Geneticist Med-U Cartridge
  • Medical Records: Access the Medical Records.
  • Medical Scanner: Turns your PDA into a health analyzer.
Hoppda.png Head of Personnel HumanResources9001 Cartridge
  • Crew Manifest: Access the Crew Manifest.
  • Set Status Display: Set a custom text, shuttle ETA timer or other icons to the Status Displays shown all over the station.
  • Security Records: Access the Security Records.
  • Supply Records: Access the Supply Records.
  • Delivery Bot Control: Allows you to remotely control your MULEbots.
  • Custodial Locator: Mop, Janitorial Cart and Cleanbots finder and status.
Hospda.png Head of Security R.O.B.U.S.T. DELUXE Cartridge
  • Crew Manifest: Access the Crew Manifest.
  • Set Status Display: Set a custom text, shuttle ETA timer or other icons to the Status Displays shown all over the station.
  • Security Records: Access the Security Records.
  • Security Bot Access: you can remotely control Beepsky.
Janitorpda.png Janitor CustodiPRO Cartridge
Lawyerpda.png Lawyer P.R.O.V.E. Cartridge
  • Security Records: Access the Security Records.
Librarianpda.png Librarian None
Medicalpda.png Medical Doctor Med-U Cartridge
  • Medical Records: Access the Medical Records.
  • Medical Scanner: Turns your PDA into a health analyzer.
Mimepda.png Mime Gestur-O 1000 Cartridge
  • Messager » Send Virus (Silence Virus): Can send 5 viruses to others' PDAs on the message system, presumably making it silent.
Minerpda.png Miner None
Reasearchdirectorpda.png Research Director Signal Ace DELUXE Cartridge
  • Crew Manifest: Access the Crew Manifest.
  • Set Status Display: Set a custom text, shuttle ETA timer or other icons to the Status Displays shown all over the station.
  • Signaler System: Allows you to send radio signals, works much like a Remote Signaling Device.
  • Reagent Scanner: Scans things for liquids and residues, then displays said liquids and residues.
  • Gas Scanner: Allows you to smack your PDA into gas-containers (Such as canisters) and display the contained gas's temperature, pressure, and composition.
Roboticistpda.png Roboticist None
Sciencepda.png Scientist Signal Ace 2 Cartridge
  • Signaler System: Allows you to send radio signals, works much like a Remote Signaling Device.
  • Reagent Scanner: Scans things for liquids and residues, then displays said liquids and residues.
  • Gas Scanner: Allows you to smack your PDA into gas-containers (Such as canisters) and display the contained gas's temperature, pressure, and composition.
Securitypda.png Security R.O.B.U.S.T. Cartridge
  • Security Records: Access the Security Records.
  • Security Bot Access: You can summon Officer Beepsky to you.
Virologistpda.png Virologist Med-U Cartridge
  • Medical Records: Access the Medical Records.
  • Medical Scanner: Turns your PDA into a health analyzer.
Wardenpda.png Warden R.O.B.U.S.T. Cartridge
  • Security Records: Access the Security Records.
  • Security Bot Access: You can remotely control Beepsky.

Other non-Default Cartridges

  • Detomatix cartridgeDetomatix cartridge
    • Messager » Detonate: Attempt to remotely detonate other people's PDAs in a kind of weak explosion.
    • Remote Door: Opens/Closes the blast doors on the syndicate shuttle.
  • Generic Signaler cartridgeGeneric Signaler cartridge