Ship Engineer Tool Set
TL 14 Ship's Engineer's Tool Set This includes all the items below: 1. You get an engineer's peripheral that connects physically to your Hand Computer. (1) It will connect to the Engineer's work station and allow access to all of those functions remotely, because he/she is not going to want to have to crawl out from some tight space between massive drive sections just to check a reading or make an adjustment at the work station, then wiggle back into that crawlspace, etc. It should be able to project information holographically or onto the Work Goggles HUD (see below), in case the needed information isn't legible on a tiny tablet screen. (2) It will be able to connect to each of the major pieces of equipment (drives, power plant, avionics, etc) to pull diagnostic info. (3) It includes a radiation detector and other sensors itself, and it can pull the data from those to make it readily available and keep records. (4) It will include an e-reader loaded with manuals and tech documents, again so the Engineer has access whether he is upside down underneath the Jump Drive or crawling around the outside of the ship in a vacc suit. 2. Engineer's Work Goggles – TL12 – .5 kg – Cr5000. This may seem like a very high price for a pair of goggles, but in addition to protecting the eyes from splinters and chips, these also have automatic flare shielding and provide most of the functionality of PRIS electrobinoculars. However, where the standard PRIS provides magnification for viewing at a distance, these goggles are optimized to magnify small things within one meter distance. The goggles can also provide a Heads Up Display for the Hand Computer or other instruments. Changing functions while working is usually by voice command, to allow hands-free use. 3. Manufacturer-provided Tools and Instruments. The drone drives or powerplants require specialized tools for service and repair, and these are provided by the manufacturer as part of the cost of installation. Older ships may accumulate some of these in the engineering locker over the years; unfortunately, they may also be lacking some that have been lost. 4. Five Remote Sensors – TL 12 – .1 kg – Cr200. These 1cm diameter spheres have spider like magnetic legs to let them crawl into tiny crevices and spaces hard to reach, and carry a variety of sensors to relay information to the work station, Hand Computer, or Work Goggles. These are not autonomous robots, but must be controlled from the Hand Computer or work station. These also carry LED lights, and extensible fiber optics to see or shine light into spaces that are too small for even the Remote Sensor to reach.