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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 17 2014, @03:07PM   Printer-friendly
from the Kilkenny-Flubber dept.

Open4D writes:

"The Guardian has the story behind the creation of Sugru, which it calls 'the new wonder material.'

Its 'rise in popularity [was] initially among the tech and maker community,' but it's not something I've heard of through my usual channels of tech news, despite it being one of Time magazine's "50 Best Inventions of 2010".

According to Wikipedia, 'Sugru is malleable when removed from its airtight, moisture-proof packaging, retains its plasticity for thirty minutes, and is self-curing at room temperature after approximately 24 hours.' In other words, it's Blu-Tack that sets. You can see it in action on You Tube or see plenty of demo project photos on the Sugru website.

So, who else missed this? Would you now consider buying some to have available as an alternative to superglue or duct tape? And who has enountered it? Modern miracle or over-priced rehash?'

 
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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by wjwlsn on Monday March 17 2014, @03:43PM

    by wjwlsn (171) on Monday March 17 2014, @03:43PM (#17662) Homepage Journal

    ^^ Great reply.

    Right now, about the only real use I can see for pre-packaged Sugru-type stuff is in "emergencies" when you're away from home... take some with you if you're going camping, keep a package in the car, etc. Even then, maybe hot glue would be sufficient in many cases; there are plenty of battery-powered hot glue guns on the market, or you could power one from a utility socket in your car, or even just heat up a glue stick with a lighter or a match.

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