Step 14: Comparison of Oogoo and Sugru
Pic22 shows a small coin cell flashlight I made on a circuit board and then covered with Sugru.
Pic 23 shows a Picaxe circuit I laminated on the bottom side with Sugru to protect the thin wires on the back and keep it from shorting.
I experimented around with several packets of Sugru to see what it would stick to and to see what it took to mold it to clean shapes.
Advantages of Oogoo:
1- Made from inexpensive and easily obtained materials.
2- Easy to work and mold into forms.
3- Will set up quickly at any thickness.
4- Can be mixed in any color.
5- translucent structures possible for lighting aplications.
6- slightly more flexible than Sugru.
Advantages of Sugru:
1- Much milder fumes, can be easily used indoors.
2- Cures to a harder rubber.
3- Gives more working time.
4- Already mixed.
5- Somewhat easier to smooth.
6- Carves easier than Oogoo.