Guide to Advanced Construction
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This page goes over how to construct most machines. Machines are immobile and impassible, so be careful where you build them.
In addition to the circuit board, machines require components, which can be created by R&D using the Protolathe.
- Build a machine frame from your 5 metal sheets.
- Add wires.
- Add a circuit board.
- Examine the machine frame and it will tell you what items you need now.
- When all the parts are added, screwdriver the machine frame to finish it.
All machines are composed of components. There are better versions of many components, attained through research. These instructions only show you how to construct the very basic form of e.g. Exosuit Fabricator. But if you build an Exosuit Fabricator with the most complicated versions of the components instead of the regular ones, you'll get different advantages:
- Better Matter bin makes you have more storage space
- Better Manipulator improves build speed and lowers production cost
- Better Laser improves materials efficiency
- Bigger Beaker increases the reagent storage size
Upgrades Better manipulators: clones grow faster Better scanning modules: boosts efficiency (full grown clones have less damage, no more risk of harmful mutation, chance of random beneficial mutation, cloning pod more resistant to EMPs, enables the cloning autoprocess)
2x Pieces of cable 1x Body Scanner Circuit. 1x Scanning module 1x Console screen 1x High-power micro-laser
Upgrades Better laser: Reduce radiation damages from genetic manipulations. Better scanning module: Enable scanning autoprocess and ability to scan husks. Better manipulator: Improve the accuracy of genetic manipulations.
Upgrades Better matter bins allow the sleeper to treat more heavily damaged patients, up to a limit of -75% health. Better manipulators unlock a larger selection of chemicals. Nano manipulator: Oculine Pico manipulator: Oculine, Charcoal, Mutadone, Mannitol Femto manipulator: Oculine, Charcoal, Mutadone, Mannitol, Pentetic Acid, Omnizine
Upgrades Better matter bins: autolathe can hold more metal and glass. Better manipulator: lower production costs and production time.
Upgrades Better matter bins: protolathe can hold more material. Better manipulators: lower production costs.
Upgrades Better components: ability to deconstruct items with lower reliability, higher amounts of salvaged glass&metal from deconstructed items are sent to the protolathe.
Upgrades Better matter bin: circuit imprinter can hold more material. Better manipulator: lower production costs.
Upgrades Better matter bins: fabricator can hold more material. Better manipulator: lower production time. Better laser: lower production costs. Bigger beaker: bigger reagent storage size.
Upgrades Better scanning module: lower heat generation.
|P.A.C.M.A.N.-type Portable Generator||
Upgrades Better matter bin: PACMAN can hold more plasma sheets. Better capacitor: increase power generation. Better laser: lower plasma sheet consumption and heat generation.
Upgrades Better matter bin: PACMAN can hold more Uranium sheets. Better capacitor: increase power generation. Better laser: lower uranium sheet consumption and heat generation.
|64px||M.R.S.P.A.C.M.A.N.-type Portable Generator||
Upgrades Better matter bin: PACMAN can hold more diamond sheets. Better capacitor: increase power generation. Better laser: lower diamond sheet consumption and heat generation.
|Cyborg Recharging Station||
Upgrades Better capacitors: faster recharge speed (powercell and modules). Better power cell: faster recharge speed (powercell and modules). Better manipulator: repair cyborg while recharging.
|Portable Chem Dispenser||
Upgrades Better matter bins: increase the maximum energy of the dispenser Better capacitor: lower recharging time. Better power cell: lower recharging time. Better manipulator: Additional chemicals available
Upgrades Better laser: Cooking food produces more than one dish.
Upgrades Better matter bins: increases amount of water & nutrient the tray can hold.
Upgrades Better matter bin: biogenerator is faster and gives more points. Better manipulator: reduces items costs.
Upgrades Better lasers: Freezer has lower temperatures available/Heater has higher temperatures available. Better matter bins: Faster cooling/heating.
Upgrades Better capacitor: increases power available by 1 per higher tier of capacitor.
Upgrades Better capacitors: the station can be linked with more teleporter stations.
Upgrades Better matter bin: lower the risk and severity of accidents.
|Mechbay Power Port||
Upgrades Better capacitors: recharges mechs faster.
Upgrades Better capacitor: increases the maximum input & output levels. Better power cells: increases the maximum charge.