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Sean sent us a link to a very cool project. It shows you how to cast these really nice flowerpots using Styrofoam packaging materials and plastic cups. The end results are really nice. [Thanks Sean]

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Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.



  1. sdfg says:

    Dissolved the foam in gasoline?!… That seems like a bad idea for a bunch of reasons. Just use your fingers, chisel, wire brush…. its just Styrofoam…..

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      I agree 100%. Even if it takes a long time, at least you lessen the risk of a trip to the hospital.

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