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Will Plumber's Goop destroy a USB? Answered

I'm thinking of using it for custom USB case. Like a lego/eraser case and all that. I have it from some other things, and was wondering if it contacted the USB's electronic stuff  will anything bad happen?

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Clear resin?

Well, I've finally gotten around to wanting to make some sorta steamycyberpunk device. I'd like to at least partially encase it in some sort of clear resin, to look like glass. Does anybody know of any resin/glue/goop that I could use?

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If shoo goo/goop soaks all the way through layers of cloth, when it dries is it hard?

This is for a project need to make sure it works before buying the materials

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LED/PCB mods. I adapt cheap led lights. Will gooping the pcb to weatherproof it shorten life? Answered

I'm an old electrician obsessed with LEDs and selling them to my old customers. I build custom landscape fixtures and have been purchasing cheap led lights and bastardizing them for parts. I've had several that moisture got to the pcb and it died of various causes. I've been gooping the supply wire solder points among other things to increase durability. If I goop the entire back of the board the smd is on, will it cook itself?  Any other ideas to increase durability without shortening life expectancy drastically will be greatly appreciated. Zappenfusen 

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I have a leak between a PVC pipe and a fitting, whats a good glue to seal it with. Answered

I tried plumbers goop but it only get a few shots before the seal breaks. The leak is between a modified bushing in which I grinded the lip off and a 11/2 in pipe. Its for a piston valve air gun.

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best material for molding polystyrene

I'm melting Styrofoam w/ acetone and wanting to put the goop in a gear mold; however I'm not sure what material I should be using for the mold.  I was originally going to do it in ABS plastic, but wasn't sure if the polystyrene would glue itself to the mold as the acetone evaporates.  So I was thinking of aluminum or possibly stainless steel.  Your thoughts?

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I am looking for any advise on how to apply crystals to all surfaces,especially soft sandals.

I have glued crystals to my sandals 4 times now and the crystals fall off when the glue cures. I have used gem -tac,amazing goop,527, and fabri-tac. I bought e6000 tonight hoping for a miracle. Any advice would be appreciated.

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What is this green globby goo in my driveway? Answered

What is this stuff?? I noticed this green slime in my driveway one day. It's sorta gel-like, has some air bubbles, and is centered around greenery. I can sorta pick it up with a stick and it jiggles and doesn't really come apart. It reminds me of seaweed kinda. It was mainly located in the center of my driveway where we have weed growth. The appearance happened to coincide with a long bought of rain (nearly several weeks). I also noticed some in areas of our lawn and near the edges of our gardens. This is in Northeastern Vermont, photo taken this summer, '09. PS--I apologize if this is too picture heavy. Please let me know if it is. I just like sharing all the neat photos of this strange substance that looks like Slimer from Ghostbusters!

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My Brother Ink-Jet Printer should be able to print on transfer paper but it won't? Answered

I have a brother ink jet printer and im trying to print on crayola transfer paper and i did everything right problem is the ink from the printer is on but a whole wackload of ink goop comes out on it my printer has no transfer paper setting but i tested it on transparencies and thin and neither worked. there's no problem with my settings im pretty sure PLZ HELP, :D

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searching for a pump that can handle pudding

I dug through a few forums, trying to decide which this was best suited for. I settled on tech since its a physical computing project. I'm looking for a resource for a water pump that can handle something like pudding. the initial thought was use an air pump and a bag or maybe have the bag be squeezed closed but i need it to cycle through.  Like a water fountain of pudding! The pudding spurts out, then there is also an intake which is recycling the goop. Does anyone have a resource on pumps which could handle something so thick?  (and since its a small scale project, cheaply and small!)

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White mold on algae?

Recently (as in for a few weeks), my bowl of algae has developed white goop floating in it. It looks like flour, and sticks together like flour. I (intelligently, I believe) have not tasted it, but it or something else in the algae smells terrible (well, worse than how terrible algae already smells, lol). I'm worried because Im donating samples of this algae to my middle school to use for experimentation, but a few, um, white things got in the samples. I really want to know what this stuff is. If anyone wants pictures, I'll upload some,. but basically it looks like flour and floats on top of the algae.

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What is your favourite canker sore (mouth ulcer) home remedy?

There is no medical proven procedure to HEAL canker sores - only goop that makes them numb (yay this-or-that-ocaine) I hate having a numb mouth because then I end up biting the sore and making it last LONGER. So far I've found warm salt water rinse (antiseptic, painful); drink tea (antioxidants do something); gently chew on a used tea bag (makes pain go away a bit); good dental hygene, brown sugar directly applied... any other tricks work for anyone?

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Mc MADSAT

Make And Do Show And Tell.greensteam brought the Offline Mechanical Steampunkers' Blog which got a lot of use and went through all it's paper.I brought the Toaster which attracted quite a bit of interest, the Clock and a couple of other things. I also brought bread and butter for the toaster, but there was some concern about setting off the smoke-alarms so I ate that on the 6 hour trip home...For the making:A group of crocheters, which I didn't get around to trying.Making rubbery-goop from PVA seemed popular with the kidsKeyrings and such were being made from low temperature thermoplastic.Various items were being made from old keyboards, including wallets and bracelets, and there was keyboard-dismantling to go with it.The soldering group were building light-modulated audio devices (and fitting them to mint-tins) - this seemed to be a popular choice with people waiting at times.A rather nice looking 3D model maker was brought, but due to a technical problem it wasn't able to dispense hot plastic on the day (shame).There was some good steampunk stuff on display, some of it being of high quality and for sale.A group of cake-makers brought some fantastic looking cakes / pieces of sugar-art.Also some cardboard sculptures, things made from old umbrellas, crochet items, various other bits & pieces.(And one exhibitor didn't turn up)MAKE contributed some magazines, so I picked one of them up.Thanks to greensteam for inviting me, here are some of the better photos that I took and a video compilation. The video is ~5 min, so I've saved at 340Kbps to keep it a reasonable size but it's still 11.9MB. There was a lot of background noise & chatter on all the footage, and with the exception of the light-modulated audio device nothing much of interest to listen to. That's why I dubbed a music track on it.L

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Pumpkin Carving

Get ready for Halloween by planning out the perfect jack-o-lantern. Whether you've never carved a pumpkin before or are looking for something more advanced, we have 10 great Instructables that will help you out.Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Neat and Easy Pumpkin Carving Step by Step Instructable by kmd08 Learn the basics of hollowing out a pumpkin and transferring a design to cut out. Make a spooky Darth Vader Pumpkin! by Markp.com Bring the Force to your front porch with this Star Wars jack-o-lantern. Bas Relief Light Sculpture by stripmind Use different depths on the pumpkin to get a really unique effect! Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin Carving! by mcraghead Use the pumpkin as a raw material and you can make your own bones and ribcage to make a complete skeleton! More work, but worth it for the look. dry ice pumpkin for Halloween by dave spencer Carve out a face with a puckered mouth and put in some dry ice to create a fog-spewing creature! Laser Pumpkin by novalasers Ditch the candles and upgrade to a full on laser show. Combine with a fog machine to get the full effect. Super Mario Bros. LED Mushroom Halloween Pumpkin! by Joe426 Lasers a bit too much? Then toss in some color-changing LEDs and bring a retro image to life. Animated Jack-O-Lantern by J_Hodgie HIf the regular jack-o-lantern is a little too static, you can make it move and really surprise those trick-or-treaters. Mac-O-Lanterns by Fusebox Old technology is spoooooky. Those old drives must be harboring some evil thoughts so why not make them look evil as well? Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by canida Remember all that goop you scooped out of the pumpkin? Save it! Roast the seeds for an excellent fall snack.

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Squishy Silicone (shore hardness 30-10) with 4 ingredients

I owe my findings to the maker of "Oomoo" and community of hobbyists; thank you everybody! I needed squishy silicone, and the random knowledge I found here helped me with the puzzle pieces. The pink rectangle that you see in the pictures has the consistency of a gummy bear (shore hardness ~10). Grab: GE Silicone 1 caulk (or equivalent) Caulk Gun Odorless Mineral Spirits Baby Oil (Mineral oil) Acrylic Paint Sandwich zip baggies (medium large will help you) Cutting tool Mold negative (I use play doh because I only need basic shapes) Try to avoid glass... Don't use glass. A way to measure Tablespoons ADVISORY- your silicone (should) smell of vinegar and your mineral spirits will be potent of fumes.. and flammable. Use ventilation and protect your eyes. Your only saving grace is the baby oil scent. Okay. Grab the (new) silicone caulk and cut the whole pointy tip off of the tube, making a flush cylinder. Load that bad boy in the gun. Open a plastic baggie, and fill it with: 2 tbsp Mineral Spirits 1 tbsp Baby Oil (Mineral oil) Then shoot one full shot of silicone directly into the oily puddle of liquid. Close the baggie, leaving a little air. Find a way to mix it. I lay the bag on a smooth table and repeatedly iron the baggie with my pinky. You have 20+ minutes pot time, so be thorough. You should now have a clear 'spit' like liquid that runs, similar the two liquids you just mixed. Open the bag. Add: 1 drop acrylic/oil paint Close it, and repeat the mixing until your color is even throughout the liquid. Turn your baggie sideways and cut a small triangle from one of the bottom corners. Carefully tilt the bag like an icing baster and pour the silicone into your mold negative. This method is clean and offers control. You can squeeze ALL of your mix into the pour, as well as combat air bubbles. Don't touch it for 3 hours. Better yet, leave it for three days. It takes this long for the shrinkage to happen. You can avoid shrinkage if you use xylene instead of mineral spirits, but it is not available to me. The color will become opaque in this time as well. You now have very squishy silicone. I have tried many other pours and I can't manage to get the cured squishy consistency without mixing a liquid to start. A goop is preferable to me because I can use it a caulk, still, allowing me to 'draw' silicone positives. To achieve a shore hardness of ~30 Repeat the steps above, but now use: 1 tbsp Mineral Spirits 1 tbsp Baby Oil (mineral spirits) This will have an initially 'goopier' mix, and you will have similar pot/cure time, but no shrinkage. It will be oily until you repeatedly dry it. The picture of four silicone squares illustrates my last advice. Each mix has only one drop of the same pink acrylic paint. You may want to experiment with how much color you want. Far Left: the gummy bear mix 2:1 softest Inner Left: the hardness 30 mix 1:1 Inner Right: FAILURE did not cure (1/2 tbsp baby oil, 1tbsp mineral spirits) Far Right: FAILURE did not cure (2 tbsp baby oil, 1 tbsp mineral spirits) toughest The two squares on the right could have been made with just silicone, mineral spirits and NO baby oil. Maybe, add ~3 drops of glycerin and I could have had the same hardness AND a thurough cure, but I want the squishy. Hopefully this helps.

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