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Paste Pills

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Tiny thin-walled capsules the size of flattened peas filled with super/crazy glue sold in a child-proof-lidded jar or stuck to a card with Post-it adhesive (for vertical gluing). Put a paste pill in place, press the pieces together, presto - no drips or dribbles.
FarmerJohn, Jun 23 2004

Zots Dots http://www.thermowe...cpd-zots_craft.html
This may serve the same function [robinism, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Glue Dots http://www.gluedotsuk.co.uk/range.htm
This may serve the same function [robinism, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Would the casing interfere with the adhesion once smashed?   

       I do like this notion.
bristolz, Jun 23 2004

       I think maybe flat capsules (like little plastic lentils - perfect for kids!) would be easier to pack, less likely to break accidently and give you more direction over where the paste squirts out. And if your pasting paper, they wouldn't crease the paper (I'm figuring that the strength required for the pills would probably be just enough to crease the paper. Cos I'm a bit of a pessimist) [EDIT - Just read that you said *flattened* peas. Ignore most of the above. I haven't deleted it because I like the lentils.] Kinda like Blu-tac, but far better for sticking things close together, which I like a lot more. Also - if you want to put multiple pills on one object, prick them with a pin and stick them temporarily to the object before putting it in place. Then there are pills with two compartments for holding the two chemicals used to make those extra strong epoxies I know almost nothing about.   

       I like this idea a lot. I could have used a pack of these the other day. The only problem is the unpredictability of popping capsules and the placement required if you need to glue something right to the edges. Still, [+] and I'd buy them.
inc_b, Jun 24 2004

       3M will be calling you shortly. I wish you 'Good Luck' in getting through their partnering process with any skin left on you. :)
ConsulFlaminicus, Jun 24 2004

       set 'em in blister packs...   

       great idea!
po, Jun 24 2004

       Used as described, there are many problems with this glue:

1) You can't tell how many pills have dried out, until you begin gluing.
2) The glue smashes out on edges, so the pill body prevents glue contact in areas. Other coverage issues.
3) Many objects cannot be glued this way - you need to coat both parts in advance of assembly.
4) Glued items will be lumpy (paper, cloth, etc.).
5) Accidentally drop the jar, or case of jars, and glue pills break.
6) This will be primarily used in pranks (on chairs, down pants, etc.). Which is why I voted for it. +

I'd suggest that you smash & mix Glue Pills before assembling the project. Make spherical capsules that completely dissolve in the process. Most people will prefer to mash the pills this way first, but it's only a matter of procedure. The idea is pretty cool.
Amos Kito, Jun 24 2004

       A two part adhesive stored in a dual chamber capsule would take care of the drying out in the bottle problem. And perhaps some chemical byproduct of the reaction could disolve the remains of the capsule.
the_art, Jun 24 2004

       No, no, no. This is wrong in bad places. (As described by Amos_Kito.) Even if you're just dealing with normal glue, squirtage is a problem; this would magnify that by adding extra force needed to break the pellet. If you're using thin liquid epoxy glue, it would get even worse.
jutta, Jun 24 2004

       What you're actually trying to create is a pressure-activated glue. Those do exist, I believe.
DrCurry, Jun 24 2004

       The pressure activated glues works similar to this process. There are tiny (pin tip size) capsules (bubbles) of glue that, when pressed, in conjunction with thousands of others, disperse the still-liquid-glue inside the bubble and create a layer of stickyness. This is how some decals/stickers work. Shelf life of about a year until glue bubbles dry out completely
macncheesy, Jun 24 2004


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