DIY Hacks & How To’s: Developing Fingerprints With Super Glue

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Fingerprinting is an important element of crime scene investigation. You may have heard that Super Glue (cyanoacrylate) can be used to develop finger prints. But you might not be aware that this technique can easily be performed at home with everyday materials. So in this project, I am going to teach you how to develop fingerprints with the Super Glue fuming method.

Here’s the full project on MAKE and Instructables.

See the full series here.


My name is Jason Poel Smith. I have an undergraduate degree in Engineering that is 50% Mechanical Engineering and 50% Electrical Engineering. I have worked in a variety of industries from hydraulic aerial lifts to aircraft tooling. I currently spend most of my time chasing around my new baby. In my spare time I make the how-to series "DIY Hacks and How Tos."

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