Sugru is the new self-setting rubber for fixing, modifying and making stuff.
Sugru can be formed and shaped by hand for up to 30 minutes once it has been removed from its packaging.
Sticks to almost anything
Sugru forms a strong bond to metal, ceramics, glass, wood and some plastics like perspex and ABS and rubbers like silicone and butyl rubber.
Air cures at room temperature
Sugru is like modelling clay when you take it from its pack. Once it's exposed to air, it cures to a tough flexible silicone overnight using the moisture in the air.
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Make a grip for the Olympus XZ-1 camera Choose your favourite colour
I received my first batch of sugru yesterday and woke up this morning with a mission. It was my 30th on the 1st of July and my wife treated me to a snazzy new camera; I spent ages deliberating on the right one and I ended up with an XZ-1 - the only downside to this camera is its lack of ergonomic grip.
There is an aftermarket grip available for this camera but it is black and expensive, and being a tart I wanted it in white to match the camera body! So (possibly breaking a few patent laws) I have tried to emulate it. At first I saw no hope of getting the shape right, but after a couple of minutes of getting used to the sugru, using a knife, berol felt tip body, fingers and soapy water I have ended up with a nigh on identical grip to the costly black one.
My wife isn't too happy that I'm tweaking my new toy already - but it's mine, and should be really comfortable! James.