As we approach the release date for the My Time at Sandrock Early Access, familiarizing yourself with early-game machines will help you plan for what resources to collect. One machine you’ll make early on is a Grinder. This guide will provide information on making a Grinder in My Time at Sandrock Early Access.
How to Make a Grinder in My Time at Sandrock
Before you can assemble a Grinder in My Time at Sandrock, you’ll have to head to the Research Center and speak to the local scientist, Qi. It costs three Data Discs to research the Grinder and will take one in-game day to complete. You’ll receive mail from the Research Center containing the Grinder machine blueprint on the following day.
After obtaining the Grinder assembly blueprint in your mail, you’ll have to prepare some resources to make the machine. To make the Grinder, you need the following items and materials:
- Bearing x2 – Obtained from recycling Mechanical Scrap
- Bronze Bars x4 – Smelt in a furnace using x12 Copper Ore and x8 Tin Ore
- Bricks x6 – Smelt in a furnace using x24 Stone or recycle Stone Scrap
Since the Grinder is an early game machine you make in My Time at Sandrock, it is designed to require mostly basic materials. However, you’ll need at least one Recycler and one Furnace. You can also obtain each resource using the following methods:
- Stone: Found in Junk Piles and Gravel rocks surrounding your workshop. Gravel rocks appear as orange-brown rocks near cactus trees and large boulders. Use your Pickhammer to break the gravel rocks.
- Copper and Tin Ore: Found in the Eufaula Salvage Abandoned Ruins starting at level one.
- Mechanical Scrap: Found in the Eufaula Salvage scrap piles.
Once you obtain each resource, you’ll be ready to assemble the Grinder. Head to your Assembly Station and select the Grinder in the list of machines. Click Assemble to find a highlighted Grinder on the Assembly Station platform. Interact with it by pressing “E” to add each resource to the machine. After adding each part, interact with it again to add the Grinder to your inventory. From here, you can place it wherever you would like in your Workshop area, similar to the rest of your equipment.