Make Your Camera Kid Proof

Make Your Camera Kid Proof

Vivian Kim
Aug 23, 2011

If you're a parent, you've probably been reluctant to leave valuable tech in the slippery hands of your kids. Maybe they want a digital camera of their very own and all you can do is worry about them dropping it. This is where Sugru silicone rubber comes to the rescue—using this rubbery clay-like material for protection, you can easily make your kid's tech drop proof.

This tutorial over at instructables shows how one can use silicone rubber to protect their camera and have it survive the physical wear and tear a child might put it through. Sugru rubber is a sticky clay you can mold around your camera, which can then be set permanently at room temperature. Sugru acts as a shock absorber, giving your camera some bounce so that it can be tossed around without being damaged.

In this tutorial, walls were carefully placed along the camera so that it'd be protected at any angle. Creating this project is fairly easy but uses a lot of Sugru packets. Sugru comes in 12, 5 gram packets. It costs $18 and comes in 4 colors. For this type of project, you'd need about 2 to 3 packets to be safe. Although this tutorial is specific to a camera, you could easily use this for any other tech you might want to pass down to your child.

(Images: instructables)

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