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How to make a reading ring with Sugru

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Hi.  This instructable was created at Madrid's Makespace during Sugru's night workshop.

This device will help you hold a book while reading it with one hand while laying back. this can already be done but it is tiring to keep the position. With this device you can read in bed or on the beach more comfortable.
 
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Step 1:

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We need a package of Sugru and popsicle stick.

The first step is to eat popsicle and rescue the stick inside.

Then, cut the ends of the stick so that it measures about  9  cm

Step 2:

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Open Sugru package and set aside a fourth of the package for later. With the rest make a ring bigger than your thumb to make it easy to wear and remove.

Put the popsicle stick on top of the ring and cover the top  with the remaining Sugru.

Step 3:

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Thats all. Fast, easy and fun.
ratgirl138 months ago
I just made one out of Sculpey III clay. It turned out great. Am going to give it to my son for Christmas in a basket of all things for reading. Thanks for the great 'ible!!!
projectsugru10 months ago
Love this a lot, very smart. Do you think you read any faster now?
alohapussycat11 months ago
LOVE IT. You inspired me to load up TinkerCad and create a 3D printable version of this project. I uploaded it to Thingiverse if anyone wants to print one... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:144660
I gave you full credit for the idea and put a link to your Instructable in the description of my model. Thanks!!!
Zabala (author)  alohapussycat11 months ago
Thanks, I have to print one of these and try it!
flyingpuppy11 months ago
Market this!
Done: http://www.thumbthing.com/
Zabala (author)  Jamie Schildknecht11 months ago
well, I´m not the only one who thought about it! And also the design is better than mine…the only thing I can say that mine is more fun to made. Regards to everyone and thank you for the comments!
...so nice and useful!
...(and improvable in so many ways too!)
snixysnix11 months ago
Genius!!! I've already pinned it :)
mandolinible11 months ago
Smitten at the title, genius! Thank you (from all my fingers:) )
kretzlord11 months ago
so simple, so genius. making one now!
stubbsonic11 months ago
This is very clever. I'm thinking I'll make one of these for my wife. I think the next step would be to figure out how to make this double as a book mark. Perhaps the ring could slide to the top of the stick, then the stick could be the book mark with the ring setting outside the book. Also, it wouldn't necessarily need to be a ring. There could just be a rounded little "saddle" that the thumb could comfortably press on. A slightly longer stick opens the book up a little more. Add some magnets and it'll get more fancy.
Zabala (author)  stubbsonic11 months ago
Thanks, include bookmarks to the device is a good idea too. Someone in the Makespace also proposed to me and I was thinking about it.

Solution: stick, elastic band and 2 staple (draw). Maybe the second version. But in truth the smooth feel of sugru is very nice.

On the other hand the length of my stick is smaller (7.5cm) because I wanted that was not very big but I think the optimum is 9 cm. Either way it is very useful.
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stubbsonic Zabala11 months ago
If the stick was a piece of metal, and the ring had a small neodymium magnet on it, it could slide up to one side when not in use.

I showed it to my wife and she said, "You're going to make me one of those, right?" Yup.
parisusa11 months ago
Love it! My hand cramps up when I hold a book open! But I can't always carry my Nook everywhere! Thank you for this simple solution!
zap199811 months ago
Brilliant!
Kevanesoso11 months ago
Good Idea! Thanks for share!
周雄11 months ago
fun
andrea biffi11 months ago
great!