Sugru is a cool air-setting (technically, curing) rubber-like silicone that comes in various colours. It is readily mixed and you can make any shade.
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Step 1: Drop-proof Your Phone
Once cured the rubber lumps make an effective drop-proofing.
Step 2: Anti-vibration Feet
To level it nicely, wait until it is starting to cure and is 'touch dry' - no longer sticky to touch - then set the item down so the feet get automatically levelled.
Step 3: Sculpture
Once mixed, treat it like any putty or play dough. We rolled two sausage arms, & used a lockpick to draw eyes and a mouth. Sugru is sticky enough that it was simply pressed together to bond, & the result is a tough toddler proof toy (so far!)
Step 4: Hedgehog
Texture added with a lockpick (we'll come to that) after making the body shape by squishing a ball slightly. Eyes were added by squashing two tiny yellow blobs.
Step 5: Car Key Remote Improvement
It also rebuilt the aerial cover, & as sugru is non-metallic the range wasn't affected.
At £50 for a new remote, this was a handy hack.
Step 6: Comfy Lockpick Handles
The red shim knife got a little reinforcement, & some finger protection, in case the user slips!
(If you're interested, we run a "Locks and Security night" as the second Wednesday open evening every month - try and stump us with a novel lock, or come learn to pick a lock! )
Step 7: Other Hacks
Here's another Sugru hack, a slightly more in-depth affair:
and next up is our awesome RC car fights! (because using sugru to stick knives to toy cars is a thing now.)