Picture of Splat!: A Custom Sugru Webcam Mount
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It can safely be said that I am a bit of a cheapskate.  I am writing this on a seven year old laptop that I got for free in exchange for some computer repair.  The wireless router I use to connect it to the internet was found behind the DVD players at my local Goodwill ($2!).  When I use Skype to call my friend in Taiwan (free video phone calls!) I use the 6 dollar webcam I bought at the local computer reuse and recycling center.

Of course, being this cheap does have its downsides, like the fact that the webcam is pretty flimsy and the clip started to break.

So with sugru in hand I decided to make a better (and hopefully more visually appealing) webcam mount.  I've named it Splat! because it looks like a muppet sneezed on my computer.


Step 1: Gather materials

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You will need just two things, sugru and a webcam.  That's my shortest ingredients list ever!  I guess you could say you need a computer or a laptop too.

As to tools, you'll need a small phillips screwdriver, a small flat screwdriver, and a hobby knife.  When working with sugru it's also good to have a clean, smooth workspace.
MRedu3 years ago
This is the first i've heard of sugru. At first i thought you had used bubble gum when i saw the picture.
depotdevoid (author)  MRedu3 years ago
Nice. It does have a very smashed bubble gum kind of look to it!

Sugru's pretty cool stuff, and instructables has a lot of contests to win it, you might look in to entering one!
omg thatz nasty
Hi depotdevoid, I'm loving this. Loads of people are using wires to add strength to their sugru hacks and to make their hacks adjustable. Some stop frame animators are also using it for this reason. Have you tried it since ?...
depotdevoid (author)  projectsugru4 years ago
No, I haven't messed with sugru in a while, but a lot of people have told me that about the wires. Next time I do, I'll definitely give it a shot!
neoforce4 years ago
Really awesome method. Never will do the same =)
BrittLiv4 years ago
Hi, this is smart, I was planning on doing something similar, have you tried using sugru in combination with wires, so that it can be adjusted later?
depotdevoid (author)  BrittLiv4 years ago
Interesting concept, I hadn't thought of it. Are you going to publish something? I'd be very interested to see if it works!
I don't know yet, I burned my index finger so bad, that I can't do anything for at least a week (and I've got exams...). I hoped somebody else would have tried it, to at least know whether it is working.
depotdevoid (author)  BrittLiv4 years ago
Well, I was struck by inspiration last night and ended up using the last of my sugru for something else. Maybe you can get someone else to try it with yours? I'm still quite curious to know if it works!
Hi, don't worry I will try it as soon as I have a bit more time (maybe next weekend). Btw the snowman is really cute.
depotdevoid (author)  BrittLiv4 years ago
Thanks Britt, I'll tell India you liked it.
depotdevoid (author)  BrittLiv4 years ago
Well, I've got one packet of blue sugru left, I was going to use it to fix a hole in my camera, but maybe I'll try putting some wires in it!