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How To Make Your Own Sugru Substitute

How To Make Your Own Sugru Substitute
pic2 shows a 2"x2"x2" solid silicone cube that cured enough in two hours to be removed from its plastic box form. For years I have been looking for an inexpensive way to create a flexible skin covering for robots and electronic circuits. I have tried several kinds of casting urethane rubber and silicone rubber. They all have their difficulties and either set up to fast or too slow. They are too thin or they are too thick. They are also very expensive in small quantities. I and many others have tried using the inexpensive silicone caulk that is readily available from hardware stores. So I wanted to add a catalyst that would help the silicone to cure from the inside out rather than just from the outside in. As I understand it, 100% silicone caulk works by the moisture in the air initiating the polymerization of the silicone. I experimented with quite a few additives to try and introduce some moisture into the uncured silicone. So that's it.

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Modeling silicone - Sugru Product Details This modeling silicone named Sugru has the consistency of modeling clay when you take it from its pack. Check out this video to see the bond strength. 13 Things to Do With Power Tool Cases Most power tools come in heavy, protective blow molded plastic cases. Like this one: Woodnetter devildog1024 stirred up a whole mess of conversatin’ when he asked: “What do you do with your power tool cases? Featured Author: Lynne Bruning If you search for "Textile Enchantress" on Google, you will undoubtedly discover Lynne Bruning, a woman who single-handedly dominates the "Textile Enchantress" industry. Melding age-old techniques like weaving, sewing and needle felting with some of the most cutting-edge technological advancements in the field of eTextiles and adaptive technologies, Lynne has been working to advance traditional crafts into the modern era. Her work is imbued not only with technological cunning but a sense of fun and playfulness. And, of course, like any true Textile Enchantress, Lynne can rock a Day-Glo tutu with the best of 'em. You have posted quite a few Instructables now, which is your favorite?

Derek on Cast Iron - Cast Iron Recipes: campfire cooking Camp dutch oven cooking involves applying heat from two directions: the bottom and the top. This dual heating, when done properly, simulates the even heat of a real oven. I do all of my camp dutch oven cooking over a campfire (as opposed to using charcoal briquettes). To my mind, charcoal briquettes are just one more thing to buy, another thing to pack, and are loaded with additives like coal dust, sodium nitrate, borax, parrafin, and other petroleum products. If you search around for camp dutch oven recipes, you'll find that the vast majority of them use charcoal briquettes. But these days, a lot of home barbequers (myself included) are using hardwood lump charcoal instead of briquettes.

MAGIC Decal Transfer Tutorial Some of you may remember, a little while back I posted a tutorial for DIY waterslide decals. Among other things, I mentioned how awesome they are for creating custom embellishments without the need for any fancy-pants equipment. Yep, waterslide decal paper is a truly fab product, though as great as it is, there is one drawback – although it’s somewhat tough it’s not especially durable. So, whilst it’s perfect for ornamental purposes, it’s not ideal for more practical applications…until now that is! Magic decal coating paper is a product designed to be used in conjunction with standard decal paper to make the finished transfers super durable – yes, even dishwasher resistant! If you’re already familiar with magic decal coating paper then please excuse my tardy excitement, though for everyone else who is just getting to the party now too, feel free to start throwing the streamers!

MEGA PRUSA 3d printer professional 3d printer 3D printing highly appeals to technical people with an inventor’s spirit. There are many people out there who want to build their 3D Printer from scratch and get the satisfaction of watching their creation build awesome 3Dprints. Comprehensive SPECIAL KIT- to learn 3D printing and printer maintenance from the ground up. At iPrint Technologies we understand the need to build your printer yourself. After all, that’s how we got started! All of our printers can be purchased as a kit, saving you money while making the process of 3D printing a fun challenge. Using Silicone Caulk as a Mold Material - Hypertufa Forum I was reading the back posts and saw that some of you have been using silicone caulk for making molds. I have been working with a variety of silicones for some time and thought I'd post some information that might be helpful. There are three basic types of silicone.

Parallel and Series Circuit In a series circuit, the path of electrons from the negative (-) side to the positive (+) side goes through all the electrical components of the circuit. Another way to think of this is that if you open the circuit at one point, on either side of a component, there is no complete path for the electrons to follow from - to + for any of the components. A good example of this for those of you old enough to remember is the old style Christmas lights where if one light were to burn out, the whole series of lights would go out. Series circuits are used extensively in electronics but rarely by someone who is providing power to electrical components such as supplying power to a group of lights as in the case of low voltage LED lights sold by Berkeley Point. A simple schematic of a series circuit containing three electrical components (represented as light bulbs below - icky incandescent light bulbs at that), is illustrated below:

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Air dried porcelain with common household ingredients Anything that is quick, affordable and makes beautiful things is a craft winner for me . But…I often find myself uninspired for something new and different. I’ve found it in air dried porcelain (aka Porcelana Fria). What will someone make with 3 cups of white glue (PVA) 3 cups of cornstarch (Corn flour) one tablespoon of white vinegar one tablespoon of glycerin (health food or hobby shop), and 2 tablespoons of canola oil? The beautiful mouse and necklace pictured (compliments of Espirit ) is the answer!

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07/01/2012 - 08/01/2012 I played with shrink plastic in the toaster oven last night to make some fun typographic pendants. I used white shrink film sheets made by Grafix, purchased at a local craft store. (Rumor has it that Shrinky Dink brand plastic is a little better, especially if you plan to make larger items. It curls less. But Grafix worked just fine for this.) LEDs for Beginners So I wasn't completely honest - I have used LEDs once or twice before for simple applications, but I never really knew what I was doing, and since so many projects on instructables use LEDs, I thought I might as well teach myself and post about it too. I know that there are many projects already posted that contain information about how to wire LEDs for simple projects - LED Throwies, LED Beginner Project: Part 2 and 9v LED flashlight - teh best evarrr!, but I think that there could still be some use for a detailed step by step explanation about the basics of LEDs for anyone who could use it. The first step was to buy some supplies and figure out what I would need to experiment with. For this project I ended up going to Radioshack because its close and a lot of people have access to it - but be warned their prices are really high for this kind of stuff and there are all kinds of low cost places to buy LEDs online.

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