|Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh. Source: sugru|
Ever felt like you need to customise an item that you use really often, just a little? Perhaps it is a protective bumper for your phone, to change the shape of an object so that it is just the right size for your hands, or to strengthen a wire exactly where it tends to break?
Sugru could be your answer. Some 300,000 people around the world have already bought some, and Forbes.com calls it ‘21st Century Duct Tape’. Conceptualised by Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh and refined by a team of product designers and material scientists, sugru is named for the Irish word for 'play'.
The makers of sugru suggest that you can protect iPhones with rubber bumpers, or customise the grips on equipment. A range of ideas for gadgets can be found on the sugru website, here.
*Time for an object of 3 to 5mm in thickness.