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Polymorph (officially known as Polycaprolactone) is a biodegradable polyester that can be shaped and reshaped infinitely. It has a very low melting point of around 60°C - 62°C but when cool has physical properties of a ...

Polymorph Plastics

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Piezoelectric Crystals produce energy when mechanically stressed, distorted or twisted. The following instructions describe how to grow Rochelle Salt crystals, which can produce a comparatively large voltage upon compression ...

Piezoelectric Crystals

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The following instructions for a granular aerogel were developed with great support from Matthias Koebel, Shanyu Zhao and Jeong Eunho at the Building and Nanomaterials - Group, Laboratory for Building Science and Technology, ...

Aerogels

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This tutorial explains how to construct a DIY version of a photo-bioreactor which will use solar energy and artificial lighting with carbon dioxide to produce algae biomass. The aim of this is to create a model which ...

Algae Photo-Bioreactor

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Polyester resin is a thermosetting resin produced by a reaction between several organic acids and polyhydric alcohols. Industrially used for molding reinforced fiber and composite products, polyester resin was chosen ...

Thermochromic Plastics

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Elastomeric Escapisms - Tom Novakovic and Nicole Larkin This project was part of a Masters of Architecture design studio in Digital Architecture from the University of Sydney, Australia. After becoming interested in ...

Electroactive Polymer Fabrication

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This tutorial is based on an instructable on bioluminescent algae and was made possible through extended conversations with Maike Lorenz of the Culture Collection of Algae at Goettingen University. ...

Bioluminescent Algae

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This tutorial is loosely based on research into soft robotics at the Whitesides Research Group, Harvard University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. It was made possible through an exploratory workshop initiated ...

(Phosphoresecent) Soft Robots

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These instructions were developed with great support from the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) who have improved and developed DSSC since the early 1990s. ...

Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

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The fabrication process was adapted from the Columbia University course Modern Display Science and Technology, which was developed by researchers at the Columbia Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics (CLUE). CLUE uses ...

Electroluminescent Displays

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This tutorial was made possible through the extensive research into EAP technology at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) and their kind support in sharing materials, tools, facilities ...

Electroactive Polymers

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This tutorial is based on instructions that can be found at Green Plastics as well as the book Green Plastics: An Introduction to the New Science of Biodegradable Plastics by E. S. Stevens, which provides in depth ...

Bioplastics