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Research Table Edit

Research Table
Research Table icon
You can use this table to create otherwise uncraftable components out of scrap
General
Shortname research.table
Type Items
Stacksize 1
Crafting
Craftable Yes
Time To Craft 60 s
Ingredients
Metal Fragments iconTransparent item
x1,000
High Quality Metal iconTransparent item
x25
Sheet Metal iconTransparent item
x5

Information accurate as of: build devblog 158

The Research Table is used to create components out of Scrap.

To create a component, you need an original of it to place down in the research table, so you cannot craft components you don't already have an instance of.

Research tables can be found in Monuments as well as crafted for your base.
Researchtable

LocationsEdit

List may be incomplete

  • Power Plant: On the second floor of a big central building next to the inner water reservoir, right next to a Recycler.
  • Satellite Dish: Inside the socket of the more intact of the two standing dishes, soft wall needs to be broken.
  • Airfield: In the tower building, in a seperate room on the main floor.

CraftingEdit

Crafting a research table takes 60 seconds and requires:

Researching Item(s)Edit

To create a component, one instance of the item must be placed into the upper slot of the research table. Adding a stack of more than one item will not work. Each component has a specific amount of scrap which is needed to create the item reliably. It is possible to use less scrap, in which case the chance to create the component will be reduced linearly. The success chance will be displayed by the table in before, and if you place more scrap than required into the table, the amount needed for 100% chance will be taken.

Researching takes 10 seconds and gambling will yield the same return rate as using enough scrap on the long term, so it is recommended to always use enough scrap for a 100% success rate.

Recycling craft-able components will yield scrap, usually 10% of the crafting requirement. Cost and return are listed below.

Item Scrap to craft Scrap yield
Metal Blade icon Metal Blade 10 1
Empty Propane Tank icon Empty Propane Tank 10 1
Metal Pipe icon Metal Pipe 20 2
Road Signs icon Road Signs 20 2
Sheet Metal icon Sheet Metal 30 2
Gears icon Gears 30 3
Metal Spring icon Metal Spring 50 5
Tech Trash icon Tech Trash 100 10
Semi Automatic Body icon Semi Automatic Body 50 5
SMG Body icon SMG Body 75 6
Rifle Body icon Rifle Body 250 25

TriviaEdit

  • Researching will continue if you close the table's interface during the process. Items can be stored in the slots of the research table.
  • The sound that plays when researching an item can be heard by anyone nearby.
  • Research tables were originally implemented for another system, the Blueprint System. The table was then removed from crafting and re-introduced in devblog 158 with the introduction of Scrap.


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