- "That's what this is about? I'm senior on the Blackbox project, Josh. That's how it works here. If you weren't such a pisspoor team player you'd understand that."
- – Lane Carpenter to Josh Dalton [src]
Lane Carpenter was an industrial designer working in the Beams and Waves lab at Hardware Labs. He primarily worked on the Blackbox Project as the project lead. Josh Dalton accused Lane Carpenter of stealing his design for the Q-Beam and taking all the credit for himself, while Carpenter denies these claims. Dalton eventually confronts Carpenter and test-fires the Q-Beam near him. After this Carpenter begins to avoid any contact with Dalton.