It's fun to see snapshots of the world through the eyes of your children. It isn't so fun to watch them run around and fumble with your camera or phone (don't drop it, don't drop it, pleeeeeeease don't drop it).
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Kids and electronics usually don't mix. I have more than one broken headphone jack and a missing iPod thanks to my siblings. With my family visiting this week, my younger sister will be looking for something controller-shaped to play with and promptly demolish. So I'm prepping my living room's game controllers for the reckoning with some Sugru, the silicone and rubber adhesive putty that lets you customise basically everything you own.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
We've shown you some awesome smartphone mounts you can buy, but if you'd rather DIY, you can have a strong, sturdy car mount for your phone with a few magnets and our old friend Sugru. Best of all, you can choose where your phone goes -- you don't have to lose a vent or block something else just to mount it.
Give a child a lump of clay and they will be busy for an hour. No one needs guidance when given a malleable medium with which you can express your ideas, and that's why Sugru just works -- you don't need to know anything about design to put it to use. You just follow your instincts.
The problem with double-sided adhesive Velcro is that it needs the two sides to align for a lasting hold. That doesn't happen when you have a curved surface and a flat one. To fix this, turn to Sugru.
Sugru is a DIY enthusiast's best friend, and the Sugru folks have shared yet another video full of clever uses: this time focusing on silencing annoying household noises.
Cable adaptors are great, but they're also so darn small and easy to lose. Here's a neat hack to keep them together: all you need is some Sugru, that magical material for DIY miracles.
Sometimes, when fumbling with your keys, you spend a lot of time staring at them to figure out which one you need. If you can identify them by touch, however, you don't have that problem. With a little Sugru, you can easily add those variant textures.
We've previously discussed using Sugru to heatproof your cookware. If you don't want colourful putty permanently attached to your pots and pans, you can use the same principle to make micro-potholders.
Multi-purpose, all-wonderful Sugru can hack just about anything. Add to that list your toothbrush, by easily mounting it to the inside of your cabinet.
Whether it's serving as an interactive cookbook or a wireless TV, a tablet is an awesome kitchen companion. However, resting it on the bench can expose it to spilled ingredients, and doesn't offer great viewing angles. Mounting it on the wall above your bench is a perfect solution, and all it takes is a little Sugru.