Think of it as a 2017-era version of glue — only way more precise and easier to apply — and you won’t be far off.
The product was originally the work of Dr. Thomas Offermann, a German dentist-turned-inventor. According to Bondic’s superhero origin story, a patient one day asked if he could take home of the dental bonding material dentists use for filling minor cavities, as well as a UV light. This patient apparently used the material to attach wires to a microchip, which sparked the idea behind the current Kickstarter project.
After a few years of hard research and development and various versions, the next-gen BondicEVO is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter. In terms of form factor, it looks similar to a miniature glue gun, or a pocket squirt gun — complete with a high-quality finish. It includes a built-in LED light with more power than previous versions, a quick release cartridge system for easy refilling, and an ergonomic grip for convenient and steady applications.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t a replacement for either glue or a 3D printer, but some intriguing product that exists in the middle. Given its keychain-friendly portability, however, it would totally be a useful tool to have in the arsenal of any self-respecting maker — whether you are looking to carry out minor repairs, create unique art, insulate and secure wiring, or whatever else.
Prices start at $11, which includes a starter kit with a tube of BondicEVO formula, LED light, shaping tool, and decal. Shipping is set to take place in August.
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