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Once constructed, it requires six power to activate.
Once active, the player can use the terminal to select any of the listed types of crafting materials, ammunitions or explosives. Afterwards the container opens and releases an eyebot that immediately starts searching for the selected item, triggering a two-stage miscellaneous quest to retrieve it from a radiant location.
The pod terminal also offers the same functionality as the standard terminal that can be built in a settlement. When connected via wiring to spotlights, turrets, and switches, it can be used to control these systems as usual.
Fiber optics (2)
Nuclear material (2)
Eyebot pod (1)
Following is a list of items the eyebot can be tasked to search in the wasteland, sorted by category.
Sometimes a 'jury-rigged' eyebot pod can be found in the wasteland as a random encounter. It can be used in the same way as a regular eyebot pod to search for components, although the terminal seems to have some data corruption. Possible encounter locations include:
- North of Coast Guard Pier
- North of Jamaica Plain
- South of Boston mayoral shelter
- West of Lynn pier parking
- Southeast of Graygarden
- East of Lake Quannapowitt water treatment plant
- East of Somerville Place
- Southwest of Mass Pike Interchange
- The amounts of crafting components the eyebot discovers are usually minuscule, rarely exceeding five units per search and often yielding far less. The materials are also usually found in hostile strongholds.
- The eyebot is a physical world object that must be able to move around in order to do its job. Its pod should therefore be placed with enough free space around it to prevent the eyebot from getting stuck. Building it in enclosed spaces is ill-advised. Should the eyebot become stuck however, simply sleeping in a bed for two or more in-game hours will advance the resource recovery quest to the next stage.
- If sent to go find expensive objects (ex: mini nuke) it will only find one.
- The eyebot can be destroyed by the player, and if it's destroyed, the quest will be cancelled, and the terminal will lock the player out. Should the eyebot be destroyed by the player or hostile NPCs, the eyebot pod will need to be repaired as it will be considered broken.
- The type of container that holds the discovered item(s) appears to be completely independent from the item's own category.
- Eyebot pods cannot be used to collect objects on the Island. Any attempt to have the eyebot search will result in an error message.
- If more than one jury-rigged eyebot pod is found, each will only search for a single separate selection from the menu. Multiple bots cannot be used to search for the same item at the same time, the terminal will display an error message and offer another selection.