Hi all, it seems that everyone loves to share their sugru with friends and people in need so I thought that it would be cool to reward your generosity with some sugru in return :)
So, in order to win some sugru, post pictures of what your friends have used your sugru for and I will send out a pack of sugru and an awesome Hack Things Better T-shirt to the most heartd examples posted in this thread :)
To get things started, this is a hack created with sugru I gave a friend in need
So get posting those awesome hacks :)
birkenstocks made comfier
I shared some of my favourite white sugru, and got the joy of creating a fan in the process!
My mum wasn't sure how to really use sugru, so I gave her a lesson this weekend. After looking at the amazing gallery of other hacks and repairs on the website, she suddenly got inspired to make her birkenstocks more comfy, by putting some round the toe piece. She has had them for years, but they have always been just a tiny bit uncomfortable.
Problem solved - sugru shared :) !!!
i received this picture some while ago, a couple of friends have spread the sugruness around the office :)
Apple earphones way better !!
I saw my friend being really disappointed as he had to buy new apple earphones again because the rubber band around the earphones broke and detached themselves again. He listens to music every day and that's why I thought of Sugru and told him, he came over to my house, chose blue sugru and I helped him apply it. Now he is so happy as it won't break off again, it is waterproof and he doesn't have to spend any money again anymore on earphones as they are now more durable than ever before.
He also loved the fact that they are unique and very stylish now. :)
He was so pleased with the results, he bought a pack when he got home.
Thanks to Sugru, another problem solved added to my list :D
Also, I think I will do like James and put some surgru in my bag, so that I can help other people straight away. :)
I was told to put this story here even though I don't have a waterproof camera to get pictures of it. Hopefully, I'll have one in about three weeks so I can get pictures of it when we go swimming.
My buddy wanted a battery powered light attached to the bottom of his boat so he could see (and miss) the large rocks right next to his poorly designed dock. He didn't want to drill into anything on the bottom so my only option was some sort of glue. I didn't have any marine glue but I did remember I had some sugru in my car. It worked perfectly. It's not a conventional mounting but that's what I'm best at. It's behind some strange set of flaps or something on the bottom so the water shoulnd't tear it off while he's moving.
wowsers, this is a winner !!!! are you your buddys go to guy to solve problems like these ?...
what size T-shirt do you want ?
The contest is still open so kepp posting your hacks :)
Customized Cell Phone Holster
Paulus couldn't find a holster for his phone that would clip onto his belt. He found a clipless one he really liked, cannibalized the clip off the old phone holster that he didn't like, and put them together with Sugru.
Now he's really happy!
hey Janet, how long ago did your friend do this ? I am very curious to know how it's holding up....
About a week ago.
I'll let you know if/when it falls off. I was a little skeptical, but he was itching to try some Sugru after all my excitement about it.
So far, so good.
Paulus is really rough on things and he's put this to heavy use every day in the University of Aiizona Architecture Materials Labs (hacker types may want to look and drool: http://qtvr.arizona.edu/vr_cala.html ; if that's too promotional it's OK to delete this James, and I'll repost without the link).
The clip has a perforated metal circle that the Sugru can stick to, but I'm really impressed that the Sugru is holding fast to the holster.
Extending a laundry drain hose which was just 2" too short
Our washing machine lives on the porch, and we run a hose from the bathroom sink out through a window to supply water, and another hose back to the bathtub drain to empty it. We inherited the hose setup from my brother, and while it's sort of worked, the hose was just a bit too short and would often jump out of the drain, putting laundry soap all over the tub and leaving it dangerously slippery, even after rinsing well. So when I found myself with about half a packet of leftover Sugru from another repair yesterday (stained with a bit of pigment powder to match some wood on a competition pistol grip) I remembered this up-until-then neglected repair. Quickly digging through my parts boxes I found a 3/4" length of copper tube left from a bit of plumbing work, pressed that into the end of the hose, found a 2" length of rubber tubing close enough to the same size and pressed that onto the remaining 3/8" of copper pipe. Looked good, but of course sooner or later it would fall apart... so on with the Sugru! A bit of kneading to get it thoroughly bonded to both surfaces, a bit of water-lubricated smoothing, and presto, a permanent hose extension. Much better than tossing the hose and buying a new one just for an extra couple of inches. Might even save a life, preventing the slippery tub problem from now on.
Fixing pottery and a paper towel holder - my mom the hacker
When my mom's rather new paper towel holder broke, she remembered my praises of Sugru and came to ask me for some. Her first hack and it was really a good one (and still going):
You can see, the left arm of the towel holder has been fixed after breaking off. And just today, as I had snapped that foto and tried to put the paper towel roll back, the other arm broke off. So this time I recorded the fixing process here.
And pottery can be fixed with Sugru, too. Nothing else could hold the left foot of her cute market lady (her best work ever in my opinion) for long.
Sugru did the job. And with the glaze it doesn't even show unless you get in really close.
And my sister is also one of the recipients of one or two Sugru packets when she comes for a visit. Here's one of her hacks. The Strapholder of her camera broke. Sugru makes a nice new one.
An this lid is now in use again (and my sisters happy cause big ones like that are expensive).
Aren't we a hacking family :-).