Together, we've smashed another record!

Sugru is Crowdcube's most global campaign ever!

When the guys at Crowdcube called us earlier this week to tell us that our investors have come from substantially more countries than they’ve ever seen before, frankly, we weren’t surprised. Their previous record was 46, and we’ve now raced past that to currently sit at 64 different countries!

For any of you who know our story, you’ll know that Sugru-ers are everywhere. The day we launched, we shipped to people in 21 countries, and that number has been growing since then to more than 160 today. Our team reflects this international culture - with an amazing 24 nationalities represented, this team has a truly global outlook.

There are 1 million Sugru users today, and as that number grows and grows, we move closer to our target of becoming a household brand all over the world. Some day, Sugru will be spotted as a regular ‘must have’ in homes from Mumbai to Malaysia, from Sydney to San Francisco, from Tipperary to Tokyo.

To welcome you to our international family, we printed out our 24 flags and took a team photo in the park to celebrate!

So if you still have friends that are thinking of investing, or you’re thinking of increasing the size of your investment, there’s now just over a week left to become part of a truly international success story. sugru.com/invest #InvestAware

Have a great day everyone!

Jane.

Stick your bottle opener to your bike

The Summer is here! It’s the perfect time to get outdoors on your bike and head into nature with friends for a picnic.

Sun, food, drink and fun – someone is always going to ask, “do you have a bottle opener?” With this great idea, you won’t even have to remember to bring one – you’ll have it all along!


The great thing about this project is its versatility. Sugru is perfect for sticking any summer essential to your bike – your bottle opener, your tyre pump, a frame for your GPS or lights or phone using Sugru + magnets – so you’re always prepared for those spontaneous trips!

For this project, you’ll only need one single-use packet of Sugru and any wall-mounted bottle opener.

Step 1 – Open your single-use packet and divide the Sugru into 2.

Step 2 – Roll each piece into a ball. Press one piece of Sugru onto the top of the bottle opener and one onto the bottom.

Top Tip: If your wall-mounted bottle opener has bolt holes, use these for guidance.

Step 3 – Align the bottle opener with your bike frame and press firmly. Tidy the appearance of Sugru using your finger.

In 24 hours, you’ll have your very own portable bottle-opener. It’ll always be there when you need it!

We used a bike for this project, but you can stick your Summer essentials anywhere you need them, like attaching a bottle opener to a wall in your outdoor space or using magnets to keep your BBQ Grill essentials handy.


More ideas for making the most of summer

1. Add lights to your bike with Sugru + magnets

Add lights to your bike with magnets! When the sun starts to set on those warm evenings, you won't need to think about heading home because you'll always be prepared.

Any why stop at lights? You can add a mount for your GPS, your phone, even your tyre pump...


2. Keep your tyre pump on hand

The last thing you want to worry about on a sun-filled weekend ride is a flat tyre. Ensure you're always prepared by affixing your tyre pump to your bike using Sugru + magnets!


3. Keep your sunglasses close

Keep your sunglasses within easy reach and by adding cushioned arms and an adjustable cord.


4. Improve your bike's smartphone holder

Phones can do everything these days. They're your communication, your navigation and your camera. Ensure you've always got yours right where you need it when you're riding – on your handlebars! – and improve a standard mount with Sugru so it holds your phone better.


For more ideas and inspiration to make the most of your summer, head over here! Or check out Pinterest for loads of great cycling tips:

Follow Sugru's board Sugru + Cycling on Pinterest.

#DomesticNinja Tips – 51 to 60

We love clever little ideas that make it easier to deal with everyday problems around the house – you know those little tricks that we've gathered over the years, like how to get rid of wine stains, or an easy way to clean your microwave. It might be something you read on a blog, or a great tip from your mum!

This month Sugru has decided to celebrate all these little tips by sharing them everyday to empower us to gain mastery over everyday problems and help us to become true #DomesticNinja.

Tell us your favourite ideas and you could WIN a pack of Sugru, a copy of this awesome book (LifeHacks - Handy Hints to Make Life Easier by Dan Marshall) and one of our Fixer’s Manifestos. We'll share the best #DomesticNinja tips with our community and select an entry at random each week.

Your Sugru pack will become your secret ally in gaining mastery of your home improvement projects as you will be able to use it to fix, hang, organise, seal, bond and replace almost anything, indoors and outdoors and become a true #DomesticNinja! Discover more here.

We will be giving away prizes for the best ideas we spot on social media — just remember to tag your post with #DomesticNinja!

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#DomesticNinja Tips – Week Six

Organise your BBQ Grill utensils with magnets and Sugru!

Hang copper vases anywhere – inside and out! – with Sugru.


Make your own DIY phone speaker with a toilet roll tube.

Save a drowned phone with rice.

Upcycle an old milk bottle and turn it into a watering can!

Make DIY lanterns using old tin cans.

Peel a mango quickly and easily with a glass.

Separate egg yolk the easy way using a bottle.


Repair scratched CDs with metal polish.

Sharpen scissors with aluminium foil.

Head on over to our Pinterest page to see how our mega-list is going. And don't forget to share your own ideas!

Follow Sugru's board #DomesticNinja Tips on Pinterest.

#DomesticNinja Tips – 41 to 50

We love clever little ideas that make it easier to deal with everyday problems around the house – you know those little tricks that we've gathered over the years, like how to get rid of wine stains, or an easy way to clean your microwave. It might be something you read on a blog, or a great tip from your mum!

This month Sugru has decided to celebrate all these little tips by sharing them everyday to empower us to gain mastery over everyday problems and help us to become true #DomesticNinja.


Tell us your favourite ideas and you could WIN a pack of Sugru, a copy of this awesome book (LifeHacks - Handy Hints to Make Life Easier by Dan Marshall) and one of our Fixer’s Manifestos. We'll share the best #DomesticNinja tips with our community and select an entry at random each week.

Your Sugru pack will become your secret ally in gaining mastery of your home improvement projects as you will be able to use it to fix, hang, organise, seal, bond and replace almost anything, indoors and outdoors and become a true #DomesticNinja! Discover more here.

We will be giving away prizes for the best ideas we spot on social media — just remember to tag your post with #DomesticNinja!

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#DomesticNinja Tips - Week Five

Polish silver with banana peel!

Or clean silver with foil and baking soda.


Keep your bathroom happy. Store your toothbrush with Sugru!

Why hold your tablet when something can do it for you? Create a DIY tablet stand from an old lamp and Sugru.


Add holes to your rubbish bin to prevent suction!

Remove a broken light bulb with a potato.

Feeling thirsty? Chill a bottle quickly with a wet paper towel.

Fold a t-shirt in under two seconds!


Create DIY seed starters using egg shells.

Or make a self-cleaning, self-sharpening garden tool holder!

Head on over to our Pinterest page to see how our mega-list is going. And don't forget to share your own ideas!

Follow Sugru's board #DomesticNinja Tips on Pinterest.

Designing an expressive digital instrument

This is awesome! We are huge fans of inclusive design; not only for the journey of overcoming obstacles but the accomplishment of creating something that opens doors for people.

Our friends at Bare Conductive have been working with designer and musician Vahakn Matossian to produce a flexible, expressive digital instrument using their touch board and electric paint that they successfully Kickstarted last year!

It's been created for people who have reduced physical mobility, as it utilises a breath sensor and the layout can be quickly adapted, which means that people with a range of mobility and strength will be able to play. People just like John, a London-based musician who struggles to play chords on traditional keyboards and string instruments.

Matossian worked alongside the British ParaOrchestra in the lead up to the London Olympic Games in 2012. It was there that he began designing devices tailored to individuals' physical constraints. He thought, that by integrating capacitive touch sensors as keys, he could perhaps create more accessible instruments.

Want to know more? Head on over to the Bare Conductive blog!

Sugru works closely with Fixperts to encourage inclusive design.

Check out this great Fixperts project that enables Tom to open his buttons with arthritic fingers, or this super improvement to Foridha's chair that helps her to control it better.

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