Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Sugru: So, what to do with it?

Some time ago I decided that I'll need to look and test this relatively new material called Sugru. In simplified terms, it's yet another kind of moldable plastic. I would say it is kinda like self curing silicone, freshly out from the bag it's soft to handle and sticks well to various materials. During some hours at the room temperate, it will dry and Sugru become rubbery like material. There are no resellers at this part of the world so I ordered my first 12 minipacks directly from manufacturer.

Packing is functional, and in a way these aluminium bags do look kinda stylishly futuristic and flashy. Outermost was the normal brown envelope (with address label), inside it a single bigger aluminium bag with ziplock. Inside this bag were twelve 5gram packages of Sugru (assorted colours) and short instruction and inspiration booklet for helping one to get started.

I really like their slogan "hacking things better", it tells a lot about the attitude this startup company works. Their website has plenty of user posted pictures and stories how this new material has helped these people. 

For myself, I have not yet decided what to build/hack with this first, but I allready have some ideas so I'm quite sure I'll be able to use all these packs while the material is fresh. Even though the Surgru is well packed to those individually sealed aluminium foil packs, it will stay fresh only about six months. So, expect to see something more interesting coming with Sugru on it.

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