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Maker Pro Q&A: Stuck on Sugru

Maker Pro Q&A: Stuck on Sugru

Sugru is a “moldable glue” that has found a place in many Maker toolboxes. Inventor Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh talks about finding her product’s niche.

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Sugru Blows Typical Water Pistols Out Of The Water

Sugru Blows Typical Water Pistols Out Of The Water

See the most ridiculously over the top DIY squirt gun possible.

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Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: Where Sugru Comes From

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: Where Sugru Comes From

Sugru, the self-setting rubber that can be used to hack, mod or fix almost anything, can be found in many a maker’s toolbox. Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, who invented it, is well-known to makers in the UK and further afield. The story she tells of Sugru’s development over the last 10 years is an inspiring one of struggle and perseverance. So when she offered me a tour of their factory in Hackney, I jumped at the chance to find out more about how it’s made, and where it came from.

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Daniel Charney and James Carrigan, founders of Fixperts

Fixperts: Fixing is a way of Thinking

At the root of making is fixing. Identifying a problem, a need, or something that could be done better, and then making something to fix it. Sometimes the problem is, this robot needs more lasers, or, cupcakes would be way more fun if you could actually sit inside them and drive around. But often it’s just something that doesn’t work quite right for you or someone around you. James Carrigan and Daniel Charney are behind a new project called Fixperts, that aims to connect up fixers, film-makers and people with a problem to solve.

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Sugru and Lego

Sugru and Lego

This promo video by sugru really shows some fun stuff you can do with your favorite bricks and some sugru putty. My favorites are the non-standard brick configurations that you can make. No matter how many Lego (or some other building set) you get, there are always more configurations that you wished existed.

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