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List of unnamed tools and technology.

Age-gauging device

In 2399, Soji Asha used a device in her quarters aboard the Artifact to determine the ages of all her belongings. To her shock and frustration, none of her possessions were older than thirty-seven months. (PIC: "The Impossible Box")

The automated voice for this device was provided by an unknown actress.

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")

Amulet scanner

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's 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

An Antican hunting tool

This tool was used by two Anticans while aboard the USS Enterprise-D in 2364. Commander William T. Riker and Lieutenant 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; merely 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 of Sobras derived its soft, ambient lighting from large sack-like objects covering its ceiling. (VOY: "Alliances")

Borg hull drone

Borg hull drones repair the Artifact

In 2399, when Seven of Nine was briefly in control of the derelict Borg cube known as the Artifact, thousands of small, insectoid drones were seen scurrying across several sections of the ship. (PIC: "Nepenthe", "Broken Pieces")

Cardassian torture implements

In Ensign Beckett Mariner's holodeck exercise program, a Cardassian interrogator attempted to torture Mariner, for which she possessed an excruciator, as well as four additional instruments of torture. However, Mariner managed to break free using the excruciator, and ultimately threw the other implements at a Cardassian guard during her escape. (LD: "Strange Energies")

Enaran light-emitting object

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 drone

During the late 24th century, the Federation utilized drones in its establishments, such as Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards in 2385, and the Starfleet Archive Museum in 2399. (PIC: "Maps and Legends", "Remembrance")

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 2285. (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

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 News Network drone

Two drones capture an interview

In 2399, the Federation News Network used specialized drones that appeared to serve as audio-visual recording devices. (PIC: "Remembrance")

Federation search 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 the Klingon Chancellor Gorkon. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Ferengi tooth tools

Several Ferengi tooth tools

These Ferengi 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

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")

Freecloud drone

In 2399, several drones were utilized as servers in the Nightbox on the planet Freecloud. (PIC: "Stardust City Rag")

Gelrakian ceremonial blade weapon

In 2380, a Gelrakian was seen wielding a kind of curved 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")

Gelrakian platform

The Gelrakians' adjudication geode was suspended from a kind of hovering platform by a series of cables. (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. (VOY: "Basics, Part II")

Additional 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

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

Part of a display of Hirogen weapons

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

Hirogen relic-holding 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

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.

In reality, the candle was 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")

Illusory robotic arm

An illusory robotic arm was seen in a portion of the vision stored within the Admonition, as experienced by Sutra during her mind meld with Dr. Agnes Jurati in 2399. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1")

Jaylah's stick

Main article: Jaylah's stick

Jem'Hadar knife

In addition to the kar'takin, many Jem'Hadar also wielded a type of combat knife in battle. (DS9: "To the Death", "The Siege of AR-558")

Journalist tools

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.

Judge's throne (post-atomic horror, version 1)

Q sitting on a judge's throne

In 2364, when Q appeared as a judge within his recreation of a post-atomic horror courtroom, he utilized a hovering throne that was seemingly self-propelled, and decorated with six carvings resembling lions' heads. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

Judge's throne (post-atomic horror, version 2)

Q appearing on a judge's throne to Captain Picard

When Q once again recreated a post-atomic horror courtroom in 2370, he utilized a hovering throne similar to his previous one, save for the fact that the newer throne featured several carvings in the shape of humanoid faces and two winged figures, rather than lion's heads. (TNG: "All Good Things...")

Judge's throne (unknown era)

When Q appeared to the crew of the USS Cerritos on two separate occasions in 2380, he sat on a hovering throne that was similar to his first one, albeit with several physical differences. For example, this throne incorporated only two lion's-head carvings into its design, while the initial throne incorporated six. (LD: "Veritas")

Kwejian dagger

A curved dagger was wielded by Kyheem in his fight with his brother Cleveland Booker in 3189. During the fight, Booker disarmed his brother and tossed the dagger to the ground. (DIS: "The Sanctuary")

Kwejian rifle

A Kwejian rifle

In 3189, several Kwejian wielded rifles made mostly of wood while attempting to capture Cleveland Booker and Michael Burnham. These rifles fired an energy bolt that materialized into a dart when it struck its target. (DIS: "The Sanctuary")

Kukulkan's 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")

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")

Make-up color-adjusting tool

In 2399, an assistant for the Federation News Network used a tool to adjust the color of Richter's make-up in preparation for the latter's interview with retired admiral Jean-Luc Picard. (PIC: "Remembrance")

Marketplace goods

Technology in the marketplace

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

Marshmallow dispenser

Main article: Marshmallow dispenser

Mirror universe Human 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, as well as several other guns and swords. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

Neelix's culinary appliances

In 2371, near the beginning of Voyager's unplanned journey through the Delta Quadrant, Neelix became the ship's impromptu chef, utilizing a variety of culinary appliances to cook meals for the crew, as replicator usage had to be limited. (VOY: "Phage", et al.)

Nerve toxin 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 that could kill within seconds. (VOY: "State of Flux")

Neural interface helmet

In 2380, Ensign Fletcher used a helmet-like device to interface with an isolinear core from the USS Cerritos. This may not have been the correct application of the device, however, as the core became corrupted by Fletcher's brain waves. (LD: "Terminal Provocations")

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

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")

The occluder prop was made from a handheld digital pet game, "Diaper Dancer", by C Games and Trendmasters. [1]

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")

Osler passengers' makeshift weapons

In 2380, a number of passengers aboard the Division 14 transport Osler attempted to stage a mutiny, for which several of them had either assembled or obtained makeshift weapons. They did not get to use them, however, as Ensign Brad Boimler had already reported their plan to the Osler's medical specialist, who curtailed their mutiny. (LD: "Much Ado About Boimler")

Phoenix music player

The music player

Aboard his ship the Phoenix, Zefram 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 the song "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 Kathryn Janeway, who was present in the Q Continuum during the war, they were made to resemble things such as cannonballs and lead charges, but Q assured her that she would be surprised at what they represented. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")

Q's staff

Q holding his staff

When Q appeared to the crew of the USS Cerritos in 2380, he carried a staff of unfamiliar design. (LD: "Veritas")

Red, black, and silver pointed tool

Used on Fisher

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

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.

Used on Khan

The following year, this type of device was used by Dr. 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, a Sargon-possessed Kirk, and a 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")

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, and by McCoy on Peter Preston in 2285. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture; 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.

Romulan drone

A Romulan drone

In 2399, multiple drones of Romulan origin were seen aboard the derelict Borg cube known as the Artifact. (PIC: "Maps and Legends", "The End is the Beginning", "Absolute Candor", "Nepenthe", "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2")

Rubber tree people's descendants' 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 junior grade 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 equipment

Bubble weapon

While on a Section 31 mission to Qo'noS, the Philippa Georgiou of the mirror universe 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")

Camouflage cloak

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


While on a Section 31 mission to Qo'noS, the Philippa Georgiou of the mirror universe 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")

Shuttlecraft dolly

In 2380, Ensign D'Vana Tendi appeared to use a kind of dolly while she was performing maintenance on the underside of the shuttlecraft Sequoia. (LD: "Veritas")

Space fun helmet

Main article: Space fun helmet

Starfleet Academy spheres

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

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

Starfleet tools

In 2380, Ensign Beckett Mariner threw several Starfleet tools at Lieutenant Barbara Brinson during a skirmish aboard Platform Gamma, as either officer incorrectly accused the other of being a disguised parasite. (LD: "Cupid's Errant Arrow")

That same year, similar tools were seen in a residential hallway aboard the USS Cerritos, some of which a corrupted isolinear core attempted to integrate into its being. (LD: "Terminal Provocations")

Fletcher's tool

Fletcher's tool

In 2380, Ensign Fletcher grabbed this tool to use as an impromptu weapon against a corrupted isolinear core, while initially claiming that he was reaching for his tricorder. Fletcher's ploy worked well enough to free Ensigns Brad Boimler and Beckett Mariner from the core's grasp, but his tactic ultimately failed, as the core wrested the tool from Fletcher's grip using its grabbers, and swung it back at him. (LD: "Terminal Provocations")

Stereoscopic viewing device

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 mood enhancer device

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")

Time crystal device

At one point, Harcourt Fenton Mudd acquired a time crystal device, which he used in 2256 to trap the USS Discovery and her crew in a temporal loop. This device consisted of two components: a wrist-mounted crystal, and a much larger one on Mudd's ship capable of generating the energy required for chronal displacements. (DIS: "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad")

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

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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