Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

glue guns
Glue guns

Rather than use a cyanoacrylate or superglue, I use hot glue to keep the connections in place.  I used to have a negative perception of using hot glue because it seemed amateur and trashy. After having dismantled many Furbies and Talking Elmos, I see it frequently makes it in the final product.  I’ve since reconsidered, and now, I like hot glue because it is convenient and can be removed later if there is a need to check a connection or replace a part.

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Inside Furby and Elmo

 

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Elmer’s Glue-All (All-Purpose) and School Glue

Diffusing and attaching the lights to a project:  Hot glue is the default, commonly and conveniently comes in both clear and milky white!  I also use Elmer’s All Purpose Glue because it comes in white and dries mostly clear, seals surfaces, allows most paints, glitters, powders, and such to be added for effect.

Making

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RGB Torches

 

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DIY Fountain

 

 

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