Simple research bench
Simple research bench
A simple bench with writing implements and simple measurement devices. Researchers work here to discover new things.
- 3 × 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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Once a project has been selected in the Research tab, colonists assigned to Research work type will work at a simple research bench to complete the project. 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. Simple research benches are incapable of researching projects beyond Microelectronics.
The rate of research can be inspected after selection, depends on the following factors:
- The research speed stat of the researcher.
- The type of research bench and facilities used. Simple research benches have ×0.75 multiplier to this research rate.
- A ×0.7 work multiplier for being in "Bad Temperature" - below 10 °C (50 °F) or above 35 °C (95 °F) - like most production facilities.
- A ×0.9 work multiplier for being outdoors.
- The Cleanliness of the room. The modifier is ×0.75 for very dirty (-5 or lower), ×1 for clean (0), and ×1.09 for sterile (0.6). Being outdoors gives a ×0.75 Cleanliness multiplier (in addition to the penalty for being outdoors).
Unlike the hi-tech research bench, simple benches can be uninstalled. Simple research benches cannot be linked to a multi-analyzer.
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. If resources are limited, placing half of the available researchers on a night shift allows them to share benches.
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.
Because research is a long term task, it is advised to please researchers:
- Increase a researcher's comfort with dining chairs or armchairs.
- Install sculptures or other beautiful items to increase mood.
- Install floors and keep the room clean, which also increases research speed.
Research rooms can be kept small and out of major thoroughfares, to minimize the amount of cleaning time and sterile tile used. Alternatively, you can combine research rooms and hospitals, as both take full advantage of Cleanliness.
If investing any significant amount of resources into a laboratory, it is recommended to build it such that it will fit the larger, 5 × 2 tile, hi-tech research benches and the 2 × 2 tile multi-analyzer that will eventually be required.
|Simple research bench||Beauty||Work to Build||HP||Flammability||Market|
|Gold||20||ticks (42 secs)2,520||150||40%||7,555|
|Granite blocks||0||ticks (4.71 mins)16,940||425||0%||176|
|Limestone blocks||0||ticks (4.71 mins)16,940||388||0%||176|
|Marble blocks||1||ticks (4.32 mins)15,540||300||0%||171|
|Plasteel||0||ticks (1.71 mins)6,160||700||0%||745|
|Sandstone blocks||0||ticks (3.93 mins)14,140||350||0%||166|
|Silver||6||ticks (46.67 secs)2,800||175||40%||810|
|Slate blocks||0||ticks (4.71 mins)16,940||325||0%||176|
|Steel||0||ticks (46.67 secs)2,800||250||40%||200|
|Jade||10||ticks (3.89 mins)14,000||125||0%||475|
|Uranium||0||ticks (1.48 mins)5,320||625||0%||515|
|Wood||0||ticks (32.67 secs)1,960||163||100%||145|
- 0.12.906 - Texture changed
- 0.13.1135 - Renamed/split into simple research bench and hi-tech research bench.