Apr 09

Broken glasses and a new use for Instamorph

Hey all,

While getting dressed this morning one of the stems on my glasses snapped in half.  You’d think I would have a spare set somewhere, but nope.  No spare.  I am really happy this didn’t happen while on my honeymoon!  I could not find any tape, and I wasn’t sure what to do, when it hit me!  Instamorph!

I was able to see well enough to throw a tupperware container full of water into the microwave for two minutes, dump in some Instamorph, and then mold it around the two parts of the stem.  This is actually working really well until I can get new frames tomorrow.




Feb 08

Friday Post: Warm Bodies and Instamorph

Hey All,

Happy Friday!  I am going to spend most of tomorrow in bed.  I’m beat.  Grad School is great, but exhausting.  Working full time, school, and hobbies (plus my upcoming wedding) is insane.  And yet, I LOVE every second of it.

Warm Bodies

Tonight I had a well deserved date night with the fiancee.  We went and saw the movie Warm Bodies.  It’s a Zom-Rom-Com, like Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead.  I highly recommend it.


I forget where I saw this product initially, but once I started reading up on it, I had to have it.  Instamorph is mold-able  reusable, quick setting plastic.  The product comes as plastic pellets which you pour into just below boiling water.  When the plastic becomes clear, you can take it out and mold it into any shape you want.  As it cools, it hardens and turns white.


Kristene made that in about 5 minutes.  I’m going to use it to make standoffs for my Raspberry Pi within the DeskCade.

Have a great weekend!