Materials Handler

{{Technology Infobox
|image=FileSample cart model.jpg|250px
|name=Materials Handler
|alternatenames=Sample cart
|affiliation=Black Mesa
|usedby=*Gina Cross
*Gordon Freeman
|entity=N/A (http// brush)
|designer=Steve Theodore
The '''Materials Handler''',{{IA|20070513091613/http//|Steve Theodore's homepage|}} also known as the '''sample cart''',Its entity name is a device used by Black Mesa scientists to deliver material samples (such as Xen Crystal|Xen crystals) to Sector C's Sector C Lab C-33/a|Test Lab C-33/a where they are analyzed by the Anti-Mass Spectrometer.

Samples are held by the cart's pincers while a scientist must push the instrument to its intended destination. On the day of the Black Mesa Incident|fateful experiment, Gina Cross brings the sample cart holding sample GG-3883 into the lift below the test chamber. Above, Gordon Freeman puts it into the Anti-Mass Spectrometer's beam, triggering the Resonance Cascade. The cart was completely destroyed during the ensuing devastation.

==Behind the scenes==
The Materials Handler was designed to resemble a futuristic shopping cart.''Half-Life Prima Guide''


FileHt01 cart01.jpg|The Materials Handler waiting for Gina Cross in ''Half-Life Decay|Decay''.
FileGina Cross sample cart BS.jpg|Gina delivering GG-3883 in its lift as seen through a security camera by Barney Calhoun in ''Half-Life Blue Shift|Blue Shift''.
FileHt01 cart02.jpg|From Gina's perspective in ''Decay''.
FileHt01 lift.jpg|Inside the delivery system.
FileC1a0e beam03.jpg|The Anti-Mass Spectrometer with the cart on the right in ''Half-Life''.
FileCascade1.jpg|The Materials Handler during the Resonance Cascade.

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life Day One'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''
*''Half-Life Decay''


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CategoryBlack Mesa technology
CategoryHalf-Life Blue Shift
CategoryHalf-Life Decay
CategoryBrush entities