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Giant Periodic Table

The Periodic Table of Life

was designed and built at

The University of Warwick

By Rod Wesson

Chief Electronics Technician

Higher Education Academy STEM Technician of the Year 2014

With help from:


Lizzie Bolitho

Lee Butcher

Ollie Carter

Baoping Chen

Marcus Grant

Cinzia Imberti

Frederik Lermyte

Russell Needham

Jason Noone

Jitka Pracharova

Rajan Randev

Peter Sadler

Tessa Sadler

Huayun Shi

Leah Wesson

Jack Wesson

Chris Wootton

Wenying Zhang

Zijin Zhang

  • Design began on the 22nd of November 2018, construction of the frame followed by the electronics, began on the 28th of May 2019, and finished at 8pm on Sunday 30 June 2019.
  • After overnight shipping to the Exhibition, it was erected between 7 and 9 am on Monday 1 July, the day the exhibition opened!
  • The Table contains 1062 hand-coloured, hand-wired, and hand-soldered LEDs.