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Festival of Stuff 2015

13-7-15

Festival of Stuff 2015

Our Festival of Stuff may be over for this year but we have been reliving it through an epic amount of photos that were taken. Can you spot yourself in any of them? More

Glass and bees

22-6-15

Glass and bees

This week, glassblower and beekeeper John Cowley came over to advise on our lampworking masterclass setup. More

Festival of Stuff
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19-5-15

Festival of Stuff

The Festival of Stuff runs from 23rd June to the 27th June, consisting of four days of bookable masterclasses and culminating in an extravaganza of materials and making on Saturday 27th June. More

Light Touch Materials in the Lab
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06-5-15

Light Touch Materials in the Lab

Ever wondered how flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and piezoelectric polymers are made? These films provide a window into the research labs making state-of-the-art flexible and sensing light technologies. More

Light Public Open day

06-5-15

Light Public Open day

Last Saturday we held an extravaganza of materials and making around the theme of light. Visitors explored how reflective things reflect, made their very own electrical circuit, took a photograph without using a camera and much more. More

The Open Workshop Network

03-5-15

The Open Workshop Network

The Open Workshop Network (OWN) is an ongoing research project led by our PhD student, Liz Corbin, into the larger making community of London. More

Dangerous Diaries: Octagon Gallery

30-4-15

Dangerous Diaries: Octagon Gallery

The Institute of Making are collaborating with researchers, makers and materials enthusiasts from around UCL and beyond to put together the latest Octagon Gallery exhibition, looking at the risks and rewards involved in fabrication. More

Institute of Making: Second Year Report

16-4-15

Institute of Making: Second Year Report

This document summarises the majority of our activities, undertaken during our second year of operation at UCL. More

Member Profile: Wiktor Kidziak

10-4-15

Member Profile: Wiktor Kidziak

The first in a series of interviews with our members, Architecture student Wiktor Kidziak talks about what he's been making. More

LEGO2NANO 2015

31-3-15

LEGO2NANO 2015

Are you a UCL student interested in an open science? Would you like to work on an ongoing project to make low-cost scientific tools accessible to kids? LEGO2NANO 2015 is recruiting for participants for this year’s summer school. More

Next public Open day: Metal 7th March

30-1-15

Next public Open day: Metal 7th March

This March we will be celebrating metal in all its diversity. Come along and explore metals that have memory, a jet engine turbine blade made from a single crystal, and the wondrous material life of gold in the Materials Library. More

Making in progress

27-1-15

Making in progress

Our new members' project blog is a window into the world of the MakeSpace. More

Hidden Histories of Things - Mon 26th Jan

12-1-15

Hidden Histories of Things - Mon 26th Jan

Places available on the 'Hidden Histories of Things' research seminar, organised by the Open University's Commodity Histories project and the Institute of Making. Mon 26th Jan, 9.30am - 4.30pm. More

The Great Robot Egg Race

16-12-14

The Great Robot Egg Race

Back in October, during Robots Week, we launched The Great Robot Egg Race. The challenge was to build a moving robot that could pick up an egg and travel a short distance before putting it down in a frying pan, without smashing it! The robot needed to travel over a variety of different terrains/surfaces, straddle a cube, go under a limbo pole, negotiate a sideways slope and navigate a slalom course to finally deliver the fresh, un-smashed egg into the pan. More

Dates for your diaries
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08-12-14

Dates for your diaries

The nights are drawing in, it's getting colder and the Christmas festivities are underway. For those who came to the Festival of Stuff earlier this year here is a video to remind you of warmer times: youtube Below are some dates for your diaries of out next open days and next years Festival of Stuff. More