Where Sugru comes from – factory tour

Andrew Sleigh of MAKE profiled inventor Jane ni Dhulchaointigh (I call her "Jane") about one of my favorite things, Sugru. I just used some of this versatile air-cure rubber to reinforce the corners of my iPad.

Sugru, the self-setting rubber that can be used to hack, mod or fix almost anything, can be found in many a maker’s toolbox.

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3D printing with Sugru

The Hy-Rel 3D is a 3D printer with four extruder heads that prints with play-doh, Sugru, plasticine, and other pasty substances. Here's a demo of the printer running four different colors of Sugru — a great, fast-drying, dishwasher safe fix-everything putty — to print out a (fairly low-rez) semi-sphere. — Read the rest

Camera ruggedized with Sugru

This camera was colorfully ruggedized with a moldable silicone rubber called Sugru. I've used it to mend suitcase zippers, two pairs of headphones, a dishwasher, and other broken things around the house. The downside of Sugru is that it cures inside its foil pouch after a couple of months. — Read the rest

How to disable the annoying Bixby button on Samsung phones with a gold plug

A lot of people can't stand the dedicated Bixby button on Samsung phones because it is easy to accidentally press. And on the Galaxy Note 9, you can't turn off Bixby. So Jerry from Jerry Rig Everything offers a warranty voiding solution — remove the button and fill the cavity with solid 14k gold, kind of like the way a dentist would fill a tooth cavity with gold. — Read the rest