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Sugru - The Magical Rubbery Compound!

PostedCOLON Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:48 pm
by Almurray42
Hi Everyone!
Just a quick post as Phenoptix have now started selling Sugru, I had a couple of little packets and put them to good use!

If you don't already know what Sugru is, its simply a rubber compound that cures with air, it comes in various different colours and can do things from making custom handgrips, to stands, to fixing cracks, your imagination REALLY is the limit... Check out http://sugru.com/ to find out more, and see what sort of whacky things people have done with it!
I think very soon every good modder will keep a pack of this in their draw!

These are what I used my two packets for! ;

1: As arduino boards come with all the solder points bare on the bottom, they can be slightly sharp on surfaces making scratches or if placed on a metal surface most certainly will short out... SO... I whipped out the sugru and made some extra grippy feet along both sides of the board, its great! Helps to stop the USB cable pulling it off my desk too!

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2: With my second pack, I really did save a lot of future cock ups... I use a mini handheld soldering iron which is absolutely brilliant, but the slightest shudder will knock it over, causing the hot tip to melt through various things, one of which in the past was my brand new £50 keyboard :S ... Yah, I raged! Anyway so I formed a little stand around the bottom of my soldering Iron and now its really sturdy! Job done!

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Feel free to post what you've done with your sugru - Hack things Better! (Their Slogan :P )

Happy Modding!

Al

Re: Sugru - The Magical Rubbery Compound!

PostedCOLON Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:48 pm
by phenoptix
Great post Al, need to get the 'gru on the website, it's still only listed on eBay.

Re: Sugru - The Magical Rubbery Compound!

PostedCOLON Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:01 pm
by Almurray42
Thanks, Its great stuff! Will be gettig some more with my next order!

Re: Sugru - The Magical Rubbery Compound!

PostedCOLON Wed May 23, 2012 8:05 am
by bigal344
It is a magical stuff, used some of mine top stop my HDD dock from sliding around so much, but haven't com e up with any more uses yet. Although I'm sure that if i just sat down at my desk and thought about it...........

Re: Sugru - The Magical Rubbery Compound!

PostedCOLON Thu May 24, 2012 12:57 am
by Almurray42
The thing is with subdued is that you feel like you have to use it for something so in the end you will use it all up on pointless things, then when you have a lightbulb moment you have run out!

Re: Sugru - The Magical Rubbery Compound!

PostedCOLON Fri May 25, 2012 8:12 am
by bigal344
So what you're saying is, its always worth having some to hand.........wonder if Bear Grylls carries some around with him? :lol:

Re: Sugru - The Magical Rubbery Compound!

PostedCOLON Fri May 25, 2012 11:06 am
by Almurray42
bigal344 wroteColonSo what you're saying is, its always worth having some to hand.........wonder if Bear Grylls carries some around with him? :lol:

Exactly! I'll definitely be buying some more with my next large order! ..... That's an interesting one haha! Could be amusing watching him trying to open the packet without any scissors though! :lol:

Re: Sugru - The Magical Rubbery Compound!

PostedCOLON Fri May 25, 2012 12:33 pm
by bigal344
He'd fashion something from a twig and some stones to open it no doubt. I'm gonna get some different colors I think, need to order some more bits just as soon as I figure out which LEDs to use for my aquarium lighting project!
;)

Re: Sugru - The Magical Rubbery Compound!

PostedCOLON Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:09 am
by Giobaldi
I LOVE Sugru.....which reminds me, I must order some more