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Science Machine
Science Machine Build.png
"Unlock new crafting recipes."
Gold Nugget.png × 1Log.png × 4Rocks.png × 4
Icon Science.png
Always available.
Unlocks additional crafting recipes
Wilson Portrait.png
It breaks items into their scientific components.


Willow Portrait.png
Even I dont know everything, yet.


Wolfgang Portrait.png
I am not sure how I feel about... science.


Wendy Portrait.png
I will learn unspeakable things.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
It's a research station. I can learn new things with it.


Woodie Portrait.png
I don't trust all this science stuff.


Waxwell Portrait.png
I can't believe I forgot how to build those things.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
I prefer battle tö science.


Webber Portrait.png
It's like a science lab in here!


Walani Portrait.png
I wish you were a do-all-the-work-for-me machine.


Warly Portrait.png
A centre for learning.


Woodlegs Portrait.png
I heard 'bout this science stuff. 'Tis up 'n comin'.


The Science Machine is the tier 1 Science station. It costs 1 Gold Nugget, 4 Logs, and 4 Rocks to craft, and is available from the start of the game. Like other crafting stations, standing near the Science Machine allows prototyping new recipes. Prototyping items for the first time will grant the player 15 Sanity. Once prototyped, items can be crafted without being near a Science Machine.

Glommer.pngSee also: Crafting 

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • In the early Beta version of Don't Starve, the game used a "Research Points" system, instead of prototyping. When Wilson examines the Science Machine, he states that "It breaks down items into their scientific components", which is a leftover dialogue script from when the game used Research Points.
  • The Science Machine appears at the top of the screen when the game "Autosaves".
  • There appears to be rope turning the wheels on the machine, while no rope is needed to build it.
  • The body of the Science Machine vaguely resembles the Companion Cube, or any of the Weighted Storage Cubes, from the Portal video game series.

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