sugru: The Ultimate Hacking Material

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File this one under great idea. Jane, a former product design student at Design RCA in London, decided she was sick of constantly having to buy new stuff, either to replace broken things or to find something that worked better. So, she enlisted the help of two scientists, Ian and Steve, and sugru was born. See how it works after the jump.

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sugru is a silicone based product that works much like modeling clay. However, it forms a strong bond to many materials, including aluminum, steel, ceramic and glass, and once cured, it is waterproof, flexible rather than rigid and dishwasher safe.

The sugru blog features recent hacks by sugru users that run the gamut from replacing microwave knobs to fixing broken buckle straps on hiking boots to covering unsightly screws to adding comfort grips to pens. The possibilities seem endless.

sugru is currently sold out due to an overwhelming demand when the product was first released in December. Once back in stock, Hack Packs are about $11.80 and are shipped internationally for free.

Thanks to designboom for featuring this fun new product.

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