If you're up for a stocking filler, (only 300 days to Christmas!), or just want to encourage a young (or old) inventor, this is one of our favourite products. Sugru is a product that's hard to explain. They call it 'mouldable glue'. Think blu-tack that sets to a silicone rubber. This means that if you can make something out of play-doh, you're qualified to use this, and what you create is not only flexible and impact-resistant, but also temperature resistant as well, as silicone rubber is the substance used to make the modern rubberised style of oven mitt. Create grips for cables, protective bumpers for phones, wheels for your next robot, and much more. From only £15 for a multi-colour 8-pack, it's cheap enough to buy a pack just to play with. https://sugru.com
What Are The Uses of UV Light?
Ultraviolet Light has many different uses and is often vital within hospital settings, lets take a look at some of the most popular uses
UV light has various uses, from detecting forged bank notes to hardening dental fillings. Here are just a few useful ways UV light can be used!
Many industries require water, air and or surfaces to be sterilised, and they often use UVC light applications to do this. The food industry uses UV lamps to disinfect surfaces during irradiation. Irradiation is a process which is used to prolong shelf life, preserve the nutritional value or food and to sterilise pathogens in food to reduce health hazards.
UV lamps are a safe and efficient way to treat water. This prevents the need of using harmful chemicals which would harm rivers and oceans. Germicidal lamps are also used in medical air conditioning systems to sterilise pathogens which cause illnesses.
UVB stimulates the production of vitamin D, which our bodies need, and an excess of this can result in tanning. UV lights are used in sun beds to give users a sun tan, however, too much exposure to USB can cause various skin cancers.
UV has the ability to inactivate bacteria and viruses. UVC can sterilise surfaces and is used to sterilise medical equipment.
Join the weekend Tech Club to make your own UV torch and investigate your handwashing techniques!
1-hour taster session: https://www.techcamp.org.uk/online-courses/tech-club-taster
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