|Behind the scenes|
The Recoder is a tool that can recode any broken engine or parts of a vehicle and could be consolidated into a small square shape. It was invented by Bodhi before being mass-produced, allowing programs working at Able's garage to make repairs to damaged vehicles efficiently and effectively. The tool's effectiveness was proven when Beck literally fixed a smashed control panel in seconds.
When the recoder is activated and placed on a damaged vehicle, the vehicle becomes transparent and a color code is used to help the user quickly identify the broken area of the vehicle. It then allows the user to interact with it from the inside out and to quickly make the needed repairs to the vehicle.
However, the recoder could also be used for a variety of different purposes, such as when Beck used it to free himself from his handcuffs and when he used it to modify his identity disc so that his circuitry could match Tron's. It is unknown if these additional features are unique to Bodhi's recoder or if the mass-produced version is the same.