In addition to the starting manipulator which can be upgraded using the interface and Manipulator Modules, there are faster manipulators that can be constructed in the upgradable Tinkering Table. They, however, cannot replace the original manipulator, but can be much faster and mine a greater area.
- Stock Manipulator
|# of Upgrades||Power Generator(Speed)||Matter Proc Unit(Area)||Optics(Range)|
- Build-able Manipulators
- Morphite Manipulator --5x5 --fast
- Quantum Manipulator --6x6 --faster
The first of the tools, the Mining Laser, is built in the Matter Assembler then the following tools are upgrades in the Nano Fabricator. Note: They cannot directly mine the background and drain energy while active. Further, they only fire a mining beam via line of sight. The first few are very weak, but the latter ones are quite strong.
These exist. Some may even be pretty fast.
Ore detectors are an item that when used send out a pulse and highlight nearby ores. Higher tier detectors have a greater detection area. Note: The Mk. 1 is built in the Matter Assembler and the subsequent versions are upgrades in the Nano Fabricator.
- Ore Detector Mk. 1
- Ore Detector Mk. 2
- Ore Detector Mk. 3