How-To:  Make a piece of translucent concrete

This tutorial by Instructables user nepheron shows you how to embed ordered optical fibers in cast cement to produce a small lump of concrete that will transmit light. It’s based on Litracon, a commercial architectural material that, I believe, invented the concept. I’ve been considering a very similar “cast your own translucent cinder-block” type tutorial for the Make: Projects series for some time.

12 thoughts on “How-To: Make a piece of translucent concrete

  1. Transulent concrete when developed can be utilized as a safety and
    security measure in archetical designing for 21st century construction Industry

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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