We live in a disposable era. If you can't fix a broken item with a wrap of duct tape, there's a very strong likelihood that its next destination is the trashcan. However, that probably leads to a trigger-finger death sentence for many household items that could be saved with just a bit more ingenuity. — Read the rest
I always travel with a pack of Sugru, because it is great for repairing things like broken zippers, frayed cables, and cracked plastic parts. It's like silly putty that dries into hard rubber. Amazon has the black-colored Sugru on sale today. — Read the rest
Sugru's R&D department blew off a little steam by making a Sugru-reinforced gatling water-pistol that fires multicolored streams of dyed water.
Jane from Sugru sends us an adorable stop-motion video showing ways to use the air-drying polymer to cut down on noisy annoyances: "Life is noisy. If a banging door, clattering plates or a squeaky bike have become the soundtrack to your life – don't ignore it, fix it (…but watch this video first!)"
In this video, an extremely calm Irish man explains how to attain custom-fit earbuds by wedging a small sausage of Sugru (an air-drying polymer clay) beneath your cheap off-the-shelf earbuds' silicone sleeve, fitting them to your ears to get the right fit, removing them, and leaving them to dry. — Read the rest
Jane from Sugru writes, "We've just announced Sugru's first ever kit – Make Things Magnetic.
Magnets are f***ing awesome! and Sugru's new best friend – sorry LEGO, it's not you, it's us. Once you attach something you love with Sugru and these magnets – you'll never want to go back. — Read the rest
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.
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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.
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
[Video Link] This is a cute commercial for Sugru, the delightful moldable repair compound that I use to fix suitcase zippers, dishwasher rollers, headphone strain reliefs, and many other things around the house that break.
[Video Link] Jane ní Dhulchaointigh is the inventor of Sugru, a moldable plastic repair material. I've been using Sugru ever since I discovered it a few years ago. Here's a video Jane made about fathers who have come up with neat ways to use Sugru. — Read the rest
I love Sugru, the polymer clay that sticks anything to anything and dries to a durable, dishwasher-safe finish. In this little Sugru ad, they demonstrate how using Sugru to stick single Lego bricks to various surfaces turns anything into a mount for anything else. — Read the rest
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
Wired UK has a nice profile of Jane ní Dhulchaointigh, the inventor behind Sugru, a polymer clay that dries to a dishwasher-safe plastic that you can use to fix pretty much anything. I've used it to fix cracked cups, suspend fossils from my walls, and repair cracked picture frames. — Read the rest
Sugru is a soft modelling clay that dries in 30 minutes at room-temp to a waterproof, heat/cold-resistant, dishwasher safe, flexible semi-solid. It's self-adhesive and bonds with many metals, glass, ceramic, plastics, etc. It can be used to make or fix or remake things from shoes to spectacles to plumbing-pipe. — Read the rest
John Park used a 3D printer, some Sugru moldable glue, and a variety of Adafruit electronics components to build this nifty robot companion based on Pathfinder from the game Apex Legends. I also entered Sugru's drawing for a free 3D printer.
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
I bought this string of 100 LEDs with a solar charger a couple of years ago to put on our front gate. I set it to blink and it was a nice way for people to find our house at night. — Read the rest
Comply foam tips really improve my IEMs!
I've been traveling a lot, again. The B&O H5's I've been enjoying came with some Comply foam tips to try, and I'm hooked. These memory foam tips really make a difference!
I tried the included Comply foam tips when I couldn't get a good fit in my right ear with the rubbery ones B&O offered. — Read the rest
I stumbled across this video for Plastimake, which is a moldable, resuable plastic that can be formed into just about anything, and now I want nothing more than to try it out. (It's a bit like Sugru repair putty, but while that dries into a rubbery material, Plastimake cools into hard, basically unbreakable plastic.) — Read the rest