In this section of the Breathedge guide you will learn how to acquire common resources for crafting blueprint items.
Metal is common, but also used in most blueprints. It can be used to craft basic tools and refined metal. The latter, however, is easier to find than to create, so don't use too much metal on it. Pieces of metal are orange-white and there's a lot of them floating in space. You can break the bigger spheres with a Handy Scrapper.
Rubber is often found in containers, but you can also cut it with shears out of the plating which cover many parts of the ship. Rubber is mainly used to make tape.
Plastic can be found in containers or when smashing devices such as radio or speaker which drift around in space, but also from protruding pipe fragments near the broken hull parts. Plastic is not a very frequently used ingredient.
You will find wires protruding from various hull parts. They're orange, so they're easy to spot from a distance. You don't need any tools to pick them up. You can find them sometimes upon breaking electronic devices.
Fabric can be obtained in many ways: often times, there are many pillows, armchair backrests or other fabric objects floating around in space, and you can collect them to your inventory right away - they will stack as one type of item.
You can also harvest fabric by using shears on fabric scraps stuck to shuttle walls.
As you might guess, lightbulbs are found in lamps. They are not used very often, but they are also initially not easy to find. After leaving the base, head straight down towards the pink light - you will find a lightbulb there. Later, you'll find them in containers, too. Rarely used.
You can harvest aluminum from asteroids using the drill. Search the nooks for silver blocks. One deposit will give you 5 pieces of aluminum. Useful when modifying the suit.
Alkali is one of the battery elements. You will also find it on asteroids, but to get them you need a Grabber rather than the Drill. If you have a spare battery, you won't need much alkali.
Glass is initially a rare resource, but it's also rarely used. To acquire it at the beginning of the game, go from your shuttle to the evacuation point. Halfway in the cooling gel area you will find broken rescue shuttles - there's a lot of glass there. It floats in space, and you need the grabber to collect it.
To acquire the paint necessary to make spacesuits, you'll have to head below the base, towards the orange light.
There you will find the smuggler (1) - take his eye and bring it to the nearby safe (2). Inside, you'll find the lead paint blueprint.
To make lead paint, you need paint and lead. You will find both components by following the orange light to the largest broken fragment of the spaceship in Sector 1.
The paint and lead can be found inside, floating in space. Take as much as you need and, if you run out, you can come back for more.
You won't find titanium until the second chapter of the story. Similarly to metal, it can be found in the form of a sphere and smaller debris nearby, floating in space.
You can get electronics from various ship parts by using the drill. You will see them from afar, as they are often located on the outer parts of the hulls. Available only from Chapter 2.
Resin is only available from Chapter 2. You will find it in destroyed containers with a red substance. A Grabber is required to extract it. Useful for making fuel that you can use to fill up your vehicles.