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Offline gnubag

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[IC] SUGRU
« on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 00:38:23 »
Is anybody interested in masses of SUGRU?

for people who have no idea what SUGRU is

i thought about the case stabilizing mod for the poker. Also it could be used to improve custom/home made cases like the wood case. Making grippy feet for cases. Maybe even keycaps?!

are there more uses for keyboards?

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« Last Edit: Thu, 21 February 2013, 20:16:52 by gnubag »

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 08:00:29 »
Obviously the only real use for it is novelty caps, just like every other material.

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 08:17:36 »
Does Sugru offer GB/mass quantity pricing? If so, I'd be in. I love the stuff. Very very handy around the house.

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 10:38:44 »
I would love some sugru! Definitely count me in for a set if this goes through

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 11:35:57 »
I will buy some packs

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 11:52:12 »
Does Sugru offer GB/mass quantity pricing? If so, I'd be in. I love the stuff. Very very handy around the house.
i have heard about organizations which bought tons of surgu, but I will email surgu later today to see if they can give us a good price.

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 12:29:15 »
Looks super cool. I'd be in for some if we got GB prices

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[IC] SUGRU
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 13:04:33 »
Interested. I was gonna buy other colors.

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 13:52:38 »
holy **** this is the first I've heard and it looks awesome!!  Might have to invest in some regardless of if this goes through, looks crazy useful!

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 13:57:24 »
Sounds really fun/awesome.  I'd love to do some 30 minute sculpting on top of blank keycaps.  :p
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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 13:58:50 »
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 14:18:26 »
So i made a poll to see how many people are intrested.
I will send this poll to sugru, tomorrow or on friday, depending on how many responses we get, to see if they can give us a group buy pricing.

Link to the poll
« Last Edit: Thu, 21 February 2013, 20:17:03 by gnubag »

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 14:19:49 »
Interested.  I've wanted to try this stuff for a while...
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 22:38:17 »
i thought about the case stabilizing mod for the poker

this sounds like a great idea, may be good for feet on the ergo dox too

only thing that worries me is this seems to have a short 6 month shelf life

i think i'm gonna buy the small $10 kit and see how this stuff is
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 19 February 2013, 22:44:35 »
I would love a bunch of this if we can get GB prices! I've actually been looking for something to use in a project other than hot glue, and this looks like a perfect medium!
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 20 February 2013, 01:42:27 »
Sounds really fun/awesome.  I'd love to do some 30 minute sculpting on top of blank keycaps.  :p
You mean this? :p


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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 13:07:05 »
so it looks like there is not that much interest...
well see what happens at the end of the day, after that somebody can close this thread.

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 13:33:16 »
Well the point of a GB is to benefit from large purchasing power.  You haven't shown any benefit yet.
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 13:34:58 »
Well the point of a GB is to benefit from large purchasing power.  You haven't shown any benefit yet.

Yup need to contact them and see what they say, then can drive the numbers.

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 14:33:37 »
well i wanted to submit the form (with 5 responses up until now) to sugru first so they would take this a bit more serious. if only 5 people buy products, there is no reason for sugru to sell them to us at a lower price and that is the goal, to get a better price.
also this is a interest check, not a group buy, so if i don't get a reasonable amount of responses, there is no point to make it to a group buy.

or am i missing the point?
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 15:08:50 »
It's been two days lol

But maybe it's better to contact them first to see what numbers this potential GB will need to hit in order to get better pricing? Any information on price and application of it is good too.
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 15:59:05 »
Yeah, hard to drum up interest when there is no indication that there's any savings.
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 16:17:36 »
Also you can make your own version of Sugru at home cheaply. I found this reddit post pretty useful --> here.

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 16:22:51 »
anyway i will email them later today with the spreadsheet.
let's see what they say.

since the spreadsheet is constantly updating, make sure that you fill out the form.
« Last Edit: Thu, 21 February 2013, 16:29:32 by gnubag »

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 21 February 2013, 21:28:48 »
I just send them a e-mail for pricing.

make sure you fill out the form to show your interest.

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 23 February 2013, 12:13:43 »
sugru doesn't seem particularly amazing. standard rtv silicone is moldable and will cure at room temperature, although most formulations are more viscous than modeling clay to start with, they are also a lot cheaper. there is also a commonly available low-temperature thermoplastic that, combined with a little bit of rtv silicone, has similar properties (vibration dampening not being one of them though). the trade name that i know of for this is instamorph, also there are others i can't remember as well.

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 23 February 2013, 12:52:15 »
you may be thinking of shapelock which i believe is similar to instamorph.

i like the sugru material for some things but it does have a shelf life so if the GB proceeds i encourage people to think carefully about how much they need and when; i recall something about the shelf life being extendable if it is kept in a fridge or freezer.

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 25 February 2013, 11:36:16 »
So, I just got a email back.

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Hi Daniel,

It sounds like you have a great little group there.  We can offer you a discount code of 25% to buy online.
We're just wondering how you would keep the code private so it doesn't go viral? :)

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So any suggestions on how to prevent the code from leaking?
I have asked for one-time-use codes which I could send out to you.

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 25 February 2013, 11:39:36 »
So, I just got a email back.

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Hi Daniel,

It sounds like you have a great little group there.  We can offer you a discount code of 25% to buy online.
We're just wondering how you would keep the code private so it doesn't go viral? :)

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So any suggestions on how to prevent the code from leaking?
I have asked for one-time-use codes which I could send out to you.

I guess if we can get one time use codes for everyone that filled out the form. That would be great!
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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 25 February 2013, 14:31:40 »
Would it be too annoying to do a group buy where one person orders in bulk using the discount (and them allowing one purchase) and gets everyone's orders?
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 25 February 2013, 15:01:55 »
Would it be too annoying to do a group buy where one person orders in bulk using the discount (and them allowing one purchase) and gets everyone's orders?
i wouldn't have a problem with that, but shipping outside conus and large orders would be massive.

let's just see if they can create one-time-use codes :)
« Last Edit: Mon, 25 February 2013, 15:05:00 by gnubag »

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 10:13:39 »
i got individual codes from sugru.
I will pm them out later today to all the people who have filled out the form.

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 10:18:02 »
awesome! OP delivers :D

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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 10:19:33 »
:D
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 11:36:09 »
Nice! Looking forward to giving this stuff a try...
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 12:32:27 »
ok, i send out the codes right now.

I have no idea when those codes will expire, so use them as soon as possible to get the 25% off.
(there actually is a date on the email..... LOL 03/31/13 (end of march) ) still use them as soon as possible, so maybe there will be more chances.
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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 12:47:39 »
Awesome! Time to brainstorm for application ideas so I know exactly how much I need... :)
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« Reply #37 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 13:00:44 »
By the way, if people were thinking of using it to create molds for keycaps be careful! Sugru adheres to ABS plastics
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« Reply #38 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 16:02:27 »
i got individual codes from sugru.
I will pm them out later today to all the people who have filled out the form.
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 18:20:10 »
Just got the code. Will be ordering soon!

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 20:49:51 »
thanks, very cool

last week i got the smallest packet (3 x 5g) and i just used a single packet to add custom finger molding/grip to my logitech joystick and add "better" feet to my hhkb, we shall see how these work tomorrow once its cured. i want to use it to add rubber stabilizers inside my poker case to keep it from flexing instead of foam like it is now and i'm thinking all sorts of things to do with it on my ergodox and phantom projects

i will say damn this stuff seems to love sticking to finger nails, had to scrub hard to get it off.
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 26 February 2013, 21:44:19 »
Got my code, thanks  :D
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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 01 March 2013, 05:23:37 »
I would want some of this

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 01:40:20 »
Just got mine yesterday! (2 packs of 8-count mini packs)  Thanks for lining up the discount. :)  I was thinking of buying and talked myself out of it, but then saw this. Now... to find some good uses.

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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 15 March 2013, 07:45:40 »
It sounds good!
I'm sure I could find some use for it.
It's usually hard to find something that you can glue/mould onto plastic and not stuff it up.

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Re: [IC] SUGRU
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 15 March 2013, 17:56:01 »
to all the people who ask me about codes:

i gave all away and even my own one.

maybe I will reopen this and send out another email to SUGRU.

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« Reply #46 on: Sat, 16 March 2013, 08:10:38 »
Just let me know if it does happen as I'll be happy to get some! :D

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« Reply #47 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 21:50:21 »
to all the people who ask me about codes:

i gave all away and even my own one.

maybe I will reopen this and send out another email to SUGRU.

I'd be keen for this - Sugru looks really useful and a 25% saving would be great.
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