Introduce item using machine/component.

Add item user thingie.
It would be like a railgun, except installable inside the ship. You install it on a wall, insert item into a single slot, and you can control rotation and toggle/set_state of the item via wires.
Usage: you could install traps using harpoon guns which shoot whoever opens the door or as security measure installed in ballast against monsters who get in, which you could control from the safety of command, automatic drug injectors (e.g. you run to medkit and press button to stop bleeding instead of trying to quickly rearrange inventory to find space for needles and drugs and insert into hand and press Use), quickly rotating flashlights as replacements for rotating emergency beacon, grenade boobytraps, automatic fire extinguishing, etc.