Simple research bench
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Simple research bench
A simple bench with writing implements and simple measurement devices. Researchers work here to discover new things.
- 20 kg
- pass through only
- Path Cost
- 3 ˣ 2
- Terrain Affordance
- Cover Effectiveness
- Work To Make
- 2,800 ticks (
- Metallic, Woody, Stony
A simple research bench is a Production bench at which your colonists can research new technology. Once you've selected a project in the Research tab, your research-capable colonists will operate the bench when not otherwise occupied. Multiple researchers can contribute toward a project at the same time, so long as sufficient research benches are available and/or double shifts. Simple research benches are incapable of researching certain advanced technologies. Getting further along on the research tree requires using a hi-tech research bench. It produces research at only 75% the rate of the high-tech research bench.
Building research benches outdoors imposes a x0.75 penalty to research speed. Indoors, the cleanliness of the room the bench is in comes into play, granting modifiers ranging from x0.75 for very dirty rooms to x1.09 for sterile. You can reinstall them at convenience. Because research projects are such long-term projects, it is strongly advised you place dining chairs or armchairs at each bench to keep your researchers comfortable.
The simple research bench should be one of the first things to be set up in a new base, after building beds, a cookhouse, storage, and, possibly, a freezer.
If possible, simple research benches should be replaced with a hi-tech research bench as soon as you finish the Microelectronics research. While it requires more resources and power, it is also 33.33% faster and allows the player to rush the Fabrication research, as components can often a major bottleneck as more progress relies on them and ore veins of them are consumed. If resources are tight but several researchers are available, old simple research benches can be retained for the less effective researchers when researching projects that don't require the hi-tech bench. These too should eventually be replaced however.
|Material||Stuff cost||Beauty||Work to Build||Mass||HP||Flammability||Market Value|
|Wooden Simple research bench||75||0||1,960 ticks (||20||163||100%||145|
|Granite Simple research bench||75||0||16,800 ticks (||20||425||0%||176|
|Limestone Simple research bench||75||0||16,800 ticks (||20||388||0%||176|
|Marble Simple research bench||75||1||15,400 ticks (||20||300||0%||170|
|Sandstone Simple research bench||75||0||14,000 ticks (||20||350||0%||165|
|Slate Simple research bench||75||0||16,800 ticks (||20||325||0%||176|
|Jade Simple research bench||75||10||14,000 ticks (||20||125||0%||475|
|Golden Simple research bench||750||20||2,520 ticks (||20||150||40%||7555|
|Plasteel Simple research bench||75||0||6,160 ticks (||20||700||0%||745|
|Silver Simple research bench||750||6||2,800 ticks (||20||175||40%||810|
|Steel Simple research bench||75||0||2,800 ticks (||20||250||40%||200|
|Uranium Simple research bench||75||0||5,320 ticks (||20||625||0%||515|