Concrete – A Makers’ Material

Time/Date: Jan 20, 1:30 PM – 3:30PM

Room: Room 20

Instructor: Amitabh


Concrete is the single most widely used material in the world. And yet there are very few examples of DIY projects utilizing it. This course will teach you to make everything from electronics enclosures and stands to light and magnetic sculptures out of concrete. We will learn the different types of commonly available cement, go into a bit of materials science, and then go right into making. We’ll make magnetic sculptures, embed lights and touch sensors in concrete and even make concrete foam! All the while discussing real-world experience, problems, and solutions while making with concrete.


You don’t have to bring anything but your hands and mind to this class. We’ll have demos for most of the casting techniques and everyone will be able to do at least one casting during the class. Be ready to get your hands dirty!

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