Institute of Making

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The Institute of Making is a cross-disciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from makers of molecules to makers of buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamonds, socks to cities. Learn more

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06-9-14

LEGO2NANO Beijing, 2014

LEGO2NANO Beijing, 2014

This week in Beijing China, 12 Institute of Making members and 12 students from Beijing Universities collaborate to build a low-cost open-source Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) using LEGO and hacked electronic equipment, enabling high-school students to explore materials in miniature. More

31-7-14

Luted Crucible Bronze Casting

Luted Crucible Bronze Casting

Last week we were shown the elemental delights of hot metal casting with artist Piers Watson, who taught us an ancient technique called "Luted Crucible Bronze Casting”. More

28-5-14

Festival of Stuff

Festival of Stuff

From the 17th to the 21st of June we our having our first Festival of Stuff! Throughout the week there will be bookable masterclasses, workshops and Materials Library discovery sessions, culminating in an extravaganza of materials and making that will be open to all. More

Materials Library

Aerogel

Aerogel

One of the lightest solids on earth


Aluminium Nitride Wafer

Aluminium Nitride Wafer

Cuts ice like butter


Bioglass Scaffold

Bioglass Scaffold

Provokes cells to turn into bone on contact


Rapid Prototype Nylon Chainmail

Rapid Prototype Nylon Chainmail

A technology to change the world

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Evening talk: The history of Robots, with Iain Duncan- eepurl.com/2WsCz

2 days ago

Institute of Making
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If you are London this weekend, this ring casting workshop looks good: cookingobjects.com

17 hours ago

Mark Miodownik
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