Sugru Pill Bottle Hack

Introduction: Sugru Pill Bottle Hack

About: Mechanical Engineering Student.

I have a family member with arthritis who has a hard time opening their pill bottles. This hack uses Sugru to help them open the bottles much easier.

If you or your family member gets the same pills every month, you can toss the new one out and use the hacked one instead.

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Step 1: Items Needed

What you need for this Hack:
2 Five Gram Sugru Sachets
Pill Bottle with its cap cleaned

What you might want :
Water on your fingers to keep them from sticking to the Sugru

Step 2: Prepare Sugru

To prepare the Sugru:
Wash your hands
Open the sachets
Roll it in your fingers

Step 3: Apply Sugru to Bottle Cap

Start rolling the Sugru into a snake form and start wrapping it around the bottle cap.
Try to get it as far into the crevices as possible to help it hold during use.
Vary the thickness of the Sugru to give additional grip.

Sugru needs to Cure for 24 hours before use.
It is also water proof and dishwasher safe once it cures.

Step 4: Finished Hack

Once its done curing you are good to go.
This Hack doesn't need to be applied to only pill bottles, it can also be used for soda bottles, and other types of hard to open bottles.

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    6 Discussions


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I saw it first when i was on life hacker. It was quite a surprise to randomly see something i made on there.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    You can also get your pharmacy to issue all prescriptions in the non-childproof containers... The ones where you just have to snap the lid off like existed back in the younger days of many of us old farts...


    9 years ago on Introduction

    hi Surfer24, this is great, we love it. How is it holding up? James


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    No complaints yet.

    I had originally made two, so i could test one of them to see how it performs. When I was done testing actual use, I used it kind of roughly to see how much of a beating it would take, and it broke when I didn't push down the cap before turning.

    So as long as you are pushing the cap down all the way before twisting it, it should holding strong.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I think if you were to cover the top too, it'd make a significant difference in the durability.