Lately, hot glue has made its way into my projects. Some of my technical college classmates can remember me bringing in an Altoids can with LEDs and 5 sticks of hot glue melted on the inside. My PIC16F690 POV can was hot glued. Well, I had a USB disk drive stop working the other day so I tore it apart and tried to make sure it wasn’t dead. Well, after a little research I was able to revive it. Since the case was destroyed, I had to find something to put it in to protect it. I have found the solution. Hot glue! It’s an insulator, it applies easily, and it is durable. Above all, I think it looks totally cool being opaque and all.
I wasn’t sure if the heat would hurt the chips, so I ran to the freezer and placed it on ice after each application. I probably won’t lose this one. [9-6-2010 - I lost it!!! How ironic?!?!?!]