Show and Tell 2/13 Trevor Wakeman

For the first show and tell I attempted to make a silicon tentacle from the tutorial on Instructables.

I bought similar materials seen here,

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The idea was to use the pens as molds for the silicon tubes, and then to attach all three together and inflate two at once to create a curling motion. Unfortunately the silicon I purchased was different than we used in class and did not set as I expected. I read the silicon would set in 24 hours, but after 72 the mold was still fluid. I’m not sure if I didn’t use enough activator or if this silicon requires deaeration, which I do not have the tools to do.

For the next show and tell I would like to make a muscle that can extend.

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