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Hi, For a stronger bottom layer you should be able to strengthen the paper layer with tape. Additionally you can replace paper with plastic labels from 2 liter bottles. You should fill the top mold so that the center boxes are underneath about 1/8th inch of rubber. It also help to have the bottom layer be thicker than the top layer. This helps prevent the bubbles you are describing. I did use the two liter bottles as a squeeze bulb. However, I needed to put my full weight on it in order to fully inflate the grabber. Here is another video I made that goes over the wrapping processes in more detail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOlQnLXZ4No&t=1sHope this helped
Unfortunately, there is no way to melt the the rubber after it has cured. You could try using tape to cover the fibers. High traction tape would be best but duck tape would probably work as well.
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It probably could, however it might be easier to use wire controlled tentacles for that project.
The rubber is not advertised as food safe so I would not use it to make a cup.
The rubber is not advertised as food safe so I would use it as a cup.
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Thank you! You probably could make the tentacle out of rubber tubes. However, I think you would need an air pump or compressor to inflate it.
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It is widely accepted to describe these soft devices as robotic even if they are manually powered.
I have not tried mixing the two so I unfortunately can not comment good it is. However, I would be interested in learning more. Do you remember where you saw it?
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