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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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18-10-14

Next Public Open day: Carbon: 22nd November

Next Public Open day: Carbon: 22nd November

​This November, in partnership with the Crafts Council, the V&A and the RSA, we will be staging a London-wide extravaganza of materials and making, called Make:Shift:Do. As part of this, we will be hosting a public open day around the theme of Carbon and a selection of specialist masterclasses. This will be our last open day of 2014, so get it in your diaries now! More

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

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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