Materials

The Materials Library is a collection of some of the most wondrous materials on earth, gathered from sheds, labs, grottoes and repositories around the world. It is a resource, laboratory, studio, and playground for the curious and material-minded to conduct hands-on research through truly interdisciplinary inquiry and innovation. The collection is accessible to Institute of Making members day to day, and to the public at Materials Library Discovery sessions. Sign up to our mailing list to find out when the next session will be held.

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Weathered Rain Gauge
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Welded Steel Bar
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Welsh Slate
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Welsh Slate
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Wood’s Metal
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Yellow Quantum Dots
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Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide Superconductor
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Zebrafish
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Zebrawood Spoon
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Zinc Spoon
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Zinc Tuning Fork
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