Hey DIY automaters!

MicroBot Push wonders are multiplied with Sugru’s magic, allowing it to reach any kind of button – beating gravity and slippery surfaces all at once – or to undertake improved mechanical movements.

Here are 5 creative tricks to make your home smarter and automated by combining MicroBot Push and Sugru. What we used was just a pack of Sugru applied on the fixing plate of MicroBot Push.

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1. AUTOMATE YOUR TV ON/OFF BUTTON

With this trick you can decide to remotely turn on your TV and automate it for instance to turn on the TV when you arrive at home or when your favorite TV show starts.

We applied Sugru on the fixing tape and the fixing tape on the side of the TV.
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2. AUTOMATE YOUR BLINDERS

Our blinders remote is very small and a slippery surface that makes attaching anything and especially a MicroBot very hard. Above all, the MicroBot needs to be fixed very well so that the pressure from the robotic finger will not push the MicroBot off the remote control.

Once again, Sugru saves the day! Thanks to its super glue power, it fixes the MicroBot on a tiny space, strongly enough so that it will not move during use.


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And if we add Amazon Echo and IFTTT to the mix, the blinders can now be triggered by voice control!

3. MAKE A CONNECTED HEATER OUT OF YOUR OLD ONE

For the holidays, you might leave your house for few days and turn off the heater for some time. But what a terrible thing to come back in a cold house! With MicroBot Push you can trigger the heater remotely while you’re on the road so that you come back in a warm and welcoming house!

Simply apply the Sugru on the fixing tape and the whole thing below the heater’s power button.

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4. REMOTELY TURN ON YOUR INACCESSIBLE PROJECTOR

If you don’t have a remote control (or that you lost it), it can always be a hassle to reach certain appliances that are far from your hands reach (or even from a broom’s reach). But it’s no problem for our pair of Push and Sugru, that now allow you to turn on the projector remotely and why not automatically when you enter the room or that your favorite soccer game starts!

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5. CLEVERLY CONNECT YOUR TOGGLE SWITCH

Toggle switches are tricky to connect with a MicroBot Push because of its very specific shape different from the usual flat buttons. With some creativity and of course some Sugru, you can combine two rings of mouldable glue that will connect the mechanical finger and lever together, so that the movement of the finger is directly transmitted to the lever. We applied adhesive tape  on the MicroBot’s side to fix it on its flank, above the toggle switch.

This application shows how flexible Sugru can be when applying on the surface and how strong it gets after only few hours!

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We applied adhesive tape on the MicroBot’s side to fix it on its flank, above the toggle switch

 

 

Of course, with two clever and flexible products like Sugru and MicroBot, your imagination is your only limit! So don’t wait to put your hands on both of them and make the smartest DIY projects at home!

 

You will find 3 packs of Sugru in each Starter Kit of MicroBot Push, that you can buy either on Naran’s website or on Amazon.com (also available in Amazon CA and UK). Starter Kit includes 3 MicroBot Push and Prota S, the smart hub that connects your MicroBots and smart devices altogether and allow you to do way more complex tricks with Push.

Have fun!

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