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This is a list of unnamed tools and technology.

Aldean transport device

Aldean transport device

An Aldean transport device

This small device was attached to the arm of an Aldean and was used to control their transporter through contact with the Custodian. (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks")

This device was described in the episode's script as an "arm device" or "arm band".

Alien being's orb

In the story of "the girl who made the stars", the titular character was given an orb by an alien being. When the girl opened the orb, thousands of small lights poured out from it, creating the first stars. (ST: "The Girl Who Made the Stars")


In 2376, the Delta Quadrant confidence man Mobar presented himself as a brother in a religious sect. Part of his attire was a large amulet worn around the neck, which was later deduced to be some kind of scanner capable of downloading the Delta Flyer database. (VOY: "Live Fast and Prosper")

According to the script, this was also identified as a "talisman".

Angel I execution device

The Angel I execution device was used on that planet to execute criminals or political prisoners by disintegration, which was considered to be a "swift and painless" method of death. Intended victims would be placed between two glowing columns, and the device would be activated with a glowing crystal orb.

Beata, the leader of Angel I in 2364, planned to use the device to execute Ramsey and the crew of the freighter Odin after they began to influence the planet's culture towards one of equal opportunity for the male gender. (TNG: "Angel One")

Antican hunting tool

Antican hunting tool

An Antican hunting tool

This tool was used by two Anticans while aboard the USS Enterprise-D in 2364. Commander William T. Riker and Security Chief Natasha Yar confronted the delegate Badar N'D'D with this tool after it was taken from two Anticans who were found outside of the Selay quarters. Badar N'D'D stated that it was no weapon, just a tool to dispatch the animals they consumed. At the end of the conversation, Riker put the Selay on notice, stating that "all weapons – no matter what their basic function – are being confiscated." (TNG: "Lonely Among Us")

These devices were described in the script as "tube weapons" [...] "somewhat resembling Allen wrenches, but with several curiously shaped buttons along the top of the "barrel.""
The prop was later re-used as a coil spanner in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Mortal Coil".

Bar lighting

A bar on the Delta Quadrant world Sobras derived its soft, ambient lighting from large, sack-like objects covering its ceiling. (VOY: "Alliances")

Enaran light-emitting object

Enaran lamp

The light-emitting object

An object emitting a dim green light was part of an Enara Prime-themed event aboard USS Voyager in 2373. (VOY: "Remember")

Federation debris-clearing tool

In 2380, several members of the USS Cerritos crew used a type of back-mounted debris-clearing tool to clean the ship following an incident in which a terraforming emulsion issued forth from an ancient generation ship. The individuals who used these tools wore visors and headphones, presumably to protect their eyes and ears. (LD: "Moist Vessel")

Federation floor cleaner

This device was used to clean the floors at the building the Enterprise-class bridge simulator was housed in as part of the Starfleet Training Command in 2258. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

The janitor working in the cafeteria on Earth's Spacedock wore such a device on the night he observed the USS Enterprise being stolen from its berth. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

Federation hole generator

STID hole cutter

McCoy moving the hole across the brig's transparent surface

In 2259 of the alternate reality, Leonard McCoy used a circular device to generate a hole in the transparent front boundary of the brig, so the prisoner, John Harrison, could put his arm out for a blood sample to be taken. The device could be moved around and replace the parts of the brig's surface which it had previously removed. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

Federation search tool

Detector tool

A handheld search tool

This handheld device was used aboard the USS Enterprise-A in 2293 as part of a thorough search of the entire ship for a pair of gravity boots believed to have been used in the assassination of Klingon Chancellor Gorkon. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Ferengi tooth tools

Ferengi tooth tools

Several Ferengi tooth tools

These tools were used by Grand Nagus Zek to clean his teeth after dinner in Rom's quarters aboard Deep Space 9 in 2369.

He asked the boy to bring them to him and took one of these tools. (DS9: "The Nagus")

File opener

In 2267, this metallic-looking file opener was used by Commodore José I. Mendez, in his office at Starbase 11, to open a top secret Starfleet report pertaining to General Order 7. The device consisted mainly of a cube, though a conical component also protruded from the device on the side which was to be held. To activate the device, part of it was turned by the user, and the device was passed over the file's locked binding to open the report. The device made a short series of electronic clicking noises as it was passed near the binding. Mendez placed the tool on his desk after using it. (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I")

In the final draft script of "The Menagerie, Part I", this device was referred to simply as "a metal cube."

Fireplace device

Fireplace device

The device inside the fireplace

In the holoprogram "Paris 3", this device was inside the fireplace at Chez Sandrine. It provided light with a similar color and flickering quality as a fire would. (VOY: "Twisted")

Garak's eyepiece

Garak's eyepiece

Garak using an eyepiece

In 2370, Elim Garak used a type of eyepiece while repairing a computer at the Tozhat Resettlement Center on Bajor. (DS9: "Cardassians")

The episode's script described the device as "a simple, single magnifying eyeglass, like a doctor's light, attached to his forehead... a piece of spy gear he carries with him."

Gelrakian hovering platform

The Gelrakians' adjudication geode was seen being suspended from a kind of hovering platform by a series of cables. (LD: "Temporal Edict")

Gelrakian weapons

Ceremonial blade weapon

In 2380, a Gelrakian was seen wielding a kind of ceremonial blade weapon made of crystal, which was presumably used for cutting the cables from which the adjudication geode was suspended. However, by Gernba's own admission, they had never used the geode before, so this weapon may not have been used before, either. (LD: "Temporal Edict")


During a diplomatic mission to Gelrak V that went horribly awry, Commander Jack Ransom of the USS Cerritos was ensnared by an electrified net, which seemingly incapacitated him. (LD: "Temporal Edict")


Multiple Gelrakians were seen wielding spears with crystal heads that were seemingly quite effective when thrown. Additionally, these spears were capable of emitting a beam that allowed their users to write and draw things such as crystal graffiti. However, their effectiveness in combat was largely inferior to that of a hand phaser, which Ensign Brad Boimler used to take out a small team of spear-wielding Gelrakians in less than a minute. (LD: "Temporal Edict")

Vindor's club

Vindor and club

Vindor's club

The massive Gelrakian Vindor wielded a club with crystalline protrusions during a trial by combat ceremony in 2380. (LD: "Temporal Edict")

Hanon IV weapons

The primitive natives of Hanon IV, a Delta Quadrant planet, possessed hand-held weapons made of wood. There was a wide variety, a selection of which is shown below.

More primitive weapon designs for the episode can be seen in the "Red Alert: Amazing Visual Effects", VOY Season 3 DVD special feature.

Head-mounted device

Head-mounted visual device

A person utilizing this device

In the alternate reality, a technology capable of projecting a display in front of a person's eyes was in use on Earth in 2259. One user of this technology witnessed the crashing of the USS Vengeance while wearing the device. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

Hirogen blades and other hand-held weapons

Hirogen weapons

Part of a display of Hirogen weapons

Hirogen used a variety of weapons, including blades. These might be used to butcher a prey for relic already captured. In particular, one warship contained a wall on which an assortment of weapons were mounted. (VOY: "Hunters")

Hirogen relic holding harness

Hirogen harness

Hirogen storage harness

This hanging harness like device was used by the Hirogen to harness relics from prey captured live. They were placed into it, presumably incapacitating them, after which they could be worked on using a knife. (VOY: "Hunters")

Howard family candle

Howard family candle

The Howard family candle

The Howard family candle was an heirloom in the Howard family, passed down for generations. It represented the strength of the Howard spirit, "the guiding light, wherever they may roam." Felisa Howard always kept it lit, and Beverly Crusher planned to take it back with her to the USS Enterprise-D following her grandmother's death in 2370.

The candle was in fact a receptacle for the anaphasic lifeform Ronin. He used it in order to maintain molecular cohesion and bond with a Human host. The flame was plasma-based. The candle was destroyed by Crusher in order to prevent Ronin from merging with her. (TNG: "Sub Rosa")

Iowa mining machine

Iowa quarry machine

A mining machine in Iowa

This mining machine was stationed near a large quarry in Iowa in an alternate reality 2258. (Star Trek)

Jaylah's stick

Main article: Jaylah's stick

Journalist tools

Federation news service

Journalist headset and handheld unit

During the mid-22nd century, Human journalists used headsets capable of recording video to cover events or perform interviews. (ENT: "Terra Prime")

During the late 23rd century, reporters on location sported certain tools of the trade. During the launch of the USS Enterprise-B in 2293, a number of journalists were present, some with elaborate headsets which hovered around people. Others had tricorder-like handheld devices which they pointed at people talking as if it were a microphone. (Star Trek Generations)

A deleted scene from the movie mentioned that at the event Kirk was going to have to smile for the "holographic recorders", which may have been these tools.

Kukulkan's machinery

Kukulkan machinery

Kirk and McCoy disconnect the machinery from the Capellan power-cat

Kukulkan's machinery were various systems aboard Kukulkan's ship that support the creatures in his creature collection. One of the systems created a virtual world in the mind of the creature so that it could live in peace in its natural environment. Kukulkan also used this system to create a virtual manifestation of Kukulkan's city in the minds of members of the USS Enterprise crew so that they would have an opportunity to solve the riddle of the city. When in captivity aboard his ship, Kirk and McCoy released a Capellan power-cat by pulling its cables and disconnecting it from the system. The cat went crazy and started to destroy the machinery, distracting Kukulkan long enough for Spock to use the Enterprise's phasers to disable Kukulkan's ship. (TAS: "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth")

Laser tool (2371)

Paris using a laser tool

Paris using a laser tool

Tom Paris used this laser tool for repairs in 2371 while working at the construction site at the New Zealand Penal Settlement. (VOY: "Caretaker")

The term "laser tool" comes from the props section on the call sheet for the day of filming.

Laser tool (2385)

On First Contact Day in 2385, the A500 unit F8 used this laser tool as a makeshift weapon to kill several workers at Tri-hy station A19 before turning it on himself. (PIC: "Maps and Legends")

Ligonian weapons

Ligonian weapons

Several Ligonian weapons

A display of Ligonian weapons was present in Lutan's centerplace on Ligon II including axes, knives, and a crossbow. (TNG: "Code of Honor")

Magnetic tool

After a Nausicaan implausibly won at Dom-Jot at Starbase Earhart in 2327, Cortan Zweller hypothesized that he was cheating by controlling the balls using some kind of magnetic device in his belt. (TNG: "Tapestry")

Marketplace goods

Marketplace technology

Technology on the marketplace

Different pieces of technology were sold on a marketplace on a planet in the Delta Quadrant in 2372. (VOY: "Resistance")

Mirror universe Human weapons

Mirror universe antique weapons

Forrest's weapon collection (excluding Cochrane's shotgun)

In the mirror universe, Captain Maximilian Forrest of the ISS Enterprise had a collection of antique weapons in his quarters, including a shotgun once owned by Zefram Cochrane, and several other guns and swords. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

Nerve toxin ring

Kazon neurotoxin ring

Kazon nerve toxin ring, with the needle extended

The Kazon Culluh had a ring from which he could extend a small needle, capable of injecting a nerve toxin. This toxin could kill within seconds. (VOY: "State of Flux")

Nezu device

Nezu device

Nezu device attached to a panel

A small circular device was placed on an access panel of a mag-lev carriage as part of a plot by Dr. Vatm to start the carriage early. (VOY: "Rise")

Novan tools

Novan tools

Two Novan tools

These two tools and a pocket knife were placed on a wooden table in the gutting room of the Novans on Terra Nova. (ENT: "Terra Nova")



An "occluder"

This 29th century device was used to "occlude" Seven of Nine's Borg implants to "disguise" her as Anna Jameson. (VOY: "Relativity")

Orion torture device

This Polyhedron-shaped device, used by an Orion, could be thrown at a prisoner to attach and send out painful, lightning-like beams. It was small enough to fit in a pouch or a hand. (ST: "The Escape Artist")

Phoenix music player

Phoenix music disc player

The music player

Aboard his ship the Phoenix, Zephram Cochrane had a device installed that could be fed small, transparent, green, octagonal discs to play music. During his historic 2063 flight, he used the device to play "Magic Carpet Ride". (Star Trek: First Contact)

Q weapons

During the Q Civil War, the Q created "innovative munitions" to try to kill other Q despite being immortal. To captain Janeway, present in the Q Continuum during the war, they were made to seem like things such as cannonballs and lead charges, but Q assured her she'd be surprised at what they represented. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")

Red, black, and silver pointed tool

Medical device large, The enemy within

Used on Fisher

This type of device was used multiple times aboard the USS Enterprise. It was utilized for both engineering and medical purposes.

Medical device large, Charlie X

Among McCoy's tools

In 2266, a crewman was carrying one of these devices when he descended from a diagonal Jefferies tube and it was one of two devices, the other being a laser beacon, that he planned to put away in storage. (TOS: "Charlie X")

While the ship entered orbit of Exo III later that year, Captain Kirk carried the device from the engineering station on the Enterprise's bridge to the command chair. He sat with the tool for a while, briefly examining it, then took it with him when he had a discussion with Spock near the vessel's science station. Kirk subsequently carried the device back to the command chair, where he gave it to a command division male crewmember in exchange for a clipboard. (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?")

In the revised final draft script of "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", this device (which appears in the episode's teaser) wasn't mentioned at all.
Medical device small, Space seed

Used on Khan

The following year, this type of device was used by Doctor Leonard McCoy upon making an (ultimately successful) attempt to revive Khan Noonien Singh in the Enterprise's sickbay. (TOS: "Space Seed")

While a prematurely aged Kirk was undergoing treatment in the ship's sickbay, the tool was next to his bed. (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

On several occasions in 2268, the device was on a work surface next to an examination bed while McCoy operated on a patient. These patients included Sarek, Sargon-possessed Kirk, and brainless Spock. (TOS: "Journey to Babel", "Return to Tomorrow", "Spock's Brain")

Later the same year, the tool was in sickbay while Kirk and McCoy were there. (TOS: "Elaan of Troyius")

Shortly thereafter, the device was in an emergency surgical kit that Nurse Christine Chapel brought with her to the surface of planet Amerind to help treat Kirk. (TOS: "The Paradise Syndrome")

Medical device small, Star Trek I

Used on Spock

The tool was also used by Chapel on Spock after he disastrously mind melded with V'ger at one point in the 2270s, (Star Trek: The Motion Picture) and by McCoy on Peter Preston in 2285. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

In the final draft script of "Charlie X", this device was called a Phynburg Oscillating Framizam (which was actually an in-joke reference to TOS Prop Master Irving Feinberg). That was the only scripted name to refer to the tool, though the same term was applied to a long rod which is visible in a scene immediately prior to the one wherein this hand-held device first appears.
This type of device was included in a series of TOS Season 3 publicity photographs featuring actors DeForest Kelley and Majel Barrett as McCoy and Chapel respectively. Both a small version and a large variety of this device is pictured in The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which notes that the tool "heals wounds w/o using stitches, bandages, etc."
In the reference book, Star Fleet Technical Manual, it was called an anabolic protoplaser, which also included three technical schematics.

Rubber tree people descendants' weapons

Central american tribe weapons


During the 24th century, the descendants of the ancient Rubber Tree People still remaining in Central America used a variety of weapons, including spears, round shields, and other weaponry. (VOY: "Tattoo")

Sand laying tools

In 2380, Lieutenant O'Connor used two small tools to lay a sand mandala on the floor of his quarters aboard the USS Cerritos, in preparation for his ascension. By hitting one tool against the other, he was able to sprinkle one grain of sand at a time, which presumably aided in his rendering of the mandala. (LD: "Moist Vessel")

Section 31 bubble weapon

While on a Section 31 mission to Qo'noS, Philippa Georgiou used a weapon that fired from the fist and encased its target in a kind of bubble which then started to float. The bubble could be punctured and popped with a blade weapon. (DIS: "Point of Light")

Section 31 weapons drone

While on a Section 31 mission to Qo'noS, Philippa Georgiou transported into a combat situation down accompanied by a drone that immediately started firing on her targets. Its blueish white output appeared to consist of two beams, which explosively disintegrated those it hit. (DIS: "Point of Light")

Section 31 camouflage cloak

While on a Section 31 mission to Qo'noS, Philippa Georgiou utilized a cloak the cap of which appeared to project a Klingon face on top of hers until she removed it. (DIS: "Point of Light")

Starfleet Academy spheres

Starfleet academy sphere

A sphere seen from the "back" (as judged by traveling direction)

Several of these spherical objects, perhaps about a meter across, floated around Starfleet Academy in 2258 in an alternate reality. (Star Trek)

Stereoscopic viewing device

Binocular viewer

Spock's viewing device

This stereoscopic viewing device was attached to Spock's science console by the malfunctioning Enterprise computer. Upon noticing and looking through it, he remarked to Kirk that the device "seems to serve no useful function". He then looked up, revealing two black rings around his eyes. (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

According to the first draft of the script, this was described as a "handheld device much like a Stereoscopic viewer."

Taresian cutlery

Taresian cutlery


On Taresia, food was eaten with this type of cutlery. (VOY: "Favorite Son")

According to the script notes, these "peculiar, Taresian-style utensils" were described as "something like a combination of chopsticks and salad tongs."

Taresian mood enhancer device

Mood enhancer dispenser

A mood enhancer being applied

These small hand-held devices, seemingly functioning in a way similar to a hypospray or subdermal injector, were used to administer mood enhancers on Taresia. They were used on the neck. (VOY: "Favorite Son")

Taresian weapon sticks

Taresians with sticks


Taresian females were observed to use yellow sticks with black writing on them during their joining ceremonies. Usually they were just beaten together a few times, but if the male resisted, their true nature became clear: they were used as hand weapons. (VOY: "Favorite Son")

Voice duplicator

Wesley's voice duplicator

Wesley's tool

This voice duplicating tool duplicated the voice of Captain Jean-Luc Picard captured from various instances of his using the ship's intercom by Wesley Crusher. According to Crusher, since he wasn't allowed on the bridge, he could imagine himself there and "pretend he's ordering me to take the Enterprise anywhere."

Later, while under the influence of polywater intoxication, Crusher was able to use it to get Chief Engineer Sarah MacDougal and Assistant Chief Engineer Jim Shimoda outside of the control booth in main engineering. The (TNG: "The Naked Now")

The episode's script introduced this "tiny machine", stating "Wesley goes to the littered table, pulls out a transparent cube, slides it into a slot on a small flat [portable] machine."

Vori signaling device

Vori signaling device

Vori signaling device

The Vori utilized small hand-held devices for one Vori Defense Contingent to signal another. Using them involved caused the device to flash red and green lights over a period of about one or two seconds. (VOY: "Nemesis")

Voth insect lamp

Voth lamp

A Voth insect lamp

Members of the Voth kept small lamps aboard their ships to attract small insects, which they would catch with their long tongues to eat as snacks. (VOY: "Distant Origin")

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