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The Science Tab allows the player to craft scientific Items and Structures. It is displayed as the Atom icon on the left-hand side of the screen.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of GiantsEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, the player can now craft Electrical Doodads, and Ice Flingomatics in the Science Tab.

Shipwrecked icon ShipwreckedEdit

In the Shipwrecked DLC, the player can now craft Ice Maker 3000s in the Science Tab.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve TogetherEdit

In Don't Starve Together, the player can now craft Cartographer's Desks in the Science Tab.

Craftable Items Edit

The following items can be crafted from the Science Tab:

Prototyping Edit

Generally, each Item or Structure must be "prototyped", or unlocked, at a particular crafting station. Once the item has been unlocked, it can be crafted anywhere, anytime (so long as the required materials are available). Tier 1 items can be unlocked at either a Science Machine or Alchemy Engine. Tier 2 items can only be unlocked at an Alchemy Engine.

Whenever an item is unlocked, the player's Sanity will be restored by 15 points. This is only when prototyping the item and not during subsequent construction of that item. With 93 craftable items in the game, as of the Strange New Powers update, that's 1,395 sanity to be gained; 600 of which is available via the Science Machine alone. Therefore, a very simple tactic for healing sanity is to hold off on prototyping new items until you need the sanity.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • In the early beta of Don't Starve, the game used a 'Research points' system instead of prototyping.
    • Before that, Gold Nuggets were used to directly buy recipes.
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