Simple research bench
Simple research bench
A simple bench with writing implements and simple measurement devices. Researchers work here to discover new things.
- 3 ˣ 2
- pass through only
- Cover Effectiveness
- Terrain Affordance
- Work To Make
- 2,800 ticks (46.67 secs)
- Metallic, Woody, Stony
It is the less advanced version of the hi-tech research bench, only allowing access to the basic technologies including those which unlock its more advanced counterpart.
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The rate of research depends on the following factors:
- The research speed stat of the researcher
- The type of research bench used. Simple research benches impose a ×0.75 multiplier to this research rate and are incapable of researching projects beyond Microelectronics.
- Whether the bench is outdoors and, if indoors, the cleanliness of the room. Building research benches outdoors imposes a ×0.75 penalty to research speed. Indoors, the cleanliness of the room the bench is in comes into play, granting modifiers ranging from ×0.75 for very dirty rooms, ×1 for clean, to ×1.09 for sterile.
Current work speed penalties can be inspected after selection.
Simple research benches cannot be linked to a multi-analyzer.
Multiple researchers can contribute toward a project at the same time, so long as sufficient research benches are available, and benches can be freely swapped between researchers.
Unlike the hi-tech research bench, they can be reinstalled at will.
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The simple research bench should be one of the first things to be set up in a new base, after building rooms, beds, storage, and, possibly, a freezer. Multiple research benches can be used concurrently; as soon as you have the manpower to spare, you may want to have 2 researchers operating at once.
Because research is a long term task, it is advisable to place dining chairs or armchairs at each bench to keep your researchers comfortable. If resources are limited, placing half of the available researchers on a night shift allows them to share benches. Research benches should ideally be placed in their own room, called a Laboratory, and outside of major thorougfares to help keep them clean. Flooring the room is also highly recommended - placing down steel or sterile tile will even slightly increase research speed, but is less of a priority due to their cost. Sculptures and other beautiful items will keep the researchers happy. If investing any significant amount of resources into a laboratory, it is recommended to build it such that it will fit the larger, 5 ˣ 2 tile, hi-tech research benches and multi-analyzer that will eventually be required.
Once they are unlocked, hi-tech research benches are 33.33% faster at researching. As soon as Microelectronics is researched and the colony has sufficient power and resources to construct them, simple benches should be replaced with hi-tech benches, which also unlocks all projects beyond Microelectronics.
If resources are tight but several researchers are available, simple research benches can be retained in order to research less complex technologies. Simple and hi-tech research benches may be used together, though pawns will automatically abandon any simple benches when hi-tech is required.
|Material||Stuff cost||Beauty||Work to Build||HP||Flammability||Market Value|
|Wooden Simple research bench||75||0||ticks (32.67 secs)1,960||163||100%||145|
|Granite Simple research bench||75||0||ticks (4.71 mins)16,940||425||0%||176|
|Limestone Simple research bench||75||0||ticks (4.71 mins)16,940||388||0%||176|
|Marble Simple research bench||75||1||ticks (4.32 mins)15,540||300||0%||171|
|Sandstone Simple research bench||75||0||ticks (3.93 mins)14,140||350||0%||166|
|Slate Simple research bench||75||0||ticks (4.71 mins)16,940||325||0%||176|
|Jade Simple research bench||75||10||ticks (3.89 mins)14,000||125||0%||475|
|Golden Simple research bench||750||20||ticks (42 secs)2,520||150||40%||7,555|
|Plasteel Simple research bench||75||0||ticks (1.71 mins)6,160||700||0%||745|
|Silver Simple research bench||750||6||ticks (46.67 secs)2,800||175||40%||810|
|Steel Simple research bench||75||0||ticks (46.67 secs)2,800||250||40%||200|
|Uranium Simple research bench||75||0||ticks (1.48 mins)5,320||625||0%||515|
- 0.12.906 - Texture changed
- 0.13.1135 - Renamed/split into simple research bench and hi-tech research bench.