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Discussion in 'Homebrew and Kit Projects' started by KQ9J, Jun 1, 2018.

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  1. KQ9J

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    Just thought I'd pass along this idea to those who like to build stuff.

    I had a couple of those el-cheapo little 3-digit Chinese voltmeters and some very small project boxes. I wanted to make little voltage displays that one could attach to a power supply, battery pack etc. I used an Xacto type blade to cut the openings in the boxes, but as carefully as I tried, I had an uneven opening that showed gaps between the project box and the meter.

    I found a product called Sugru Mouldable Glue. It comes in packets and is sort of like a putty. I cut off thin strips, pressed it in place around the meters, and smoothed it out with a wet finger. I think it turned out OK!

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  2. KP4SX

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    Nice work. I can imagine what my results might look like :(
     
  3. KD2NOM

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    Looks SteamPunk! I like it
     
  4. W7UUU

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    You could use it for nose jobs!!

    :D:D

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  5. N5AL

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    Great for achieving that Jimmy Durante style and flair!
    Jimmy_Durante.jpg

    Cool idea though. Does the glue harden when it dries, or does it remain a little bit flexible?
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018
  6. KQ9J

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    After 24-48 hours it is like rubber. Doesn't shrink or get hard. You could remove it if you really wanted to.
     
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  7. K0OKS

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    I’ve used it for strain relief on cables. Hard to make “professional” looking, though. Always has a MacGyver appearance to it.
     

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