[hackerspaces] Um...ahhh...Condom Hacking...!

buzz davidbuzz at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 11:56:23 CET 2010

1 - It's common practice in the army/marine corps to use a condom prevent
egress of detritis and dirty water into the barrel of a gun that is
"designed to fire underwater" ( eg the HK416, or a Glock 17), because it's
the weakest point, and most likely to cause a jam.

2 - when building a vacuum pump for a school project, a student I knew used
a piece of plastic condom for the "flap valves"  ( the moving part of a
one-way valve  ) as he was unable to find any other suitable material that
met the criteria of highly-flexible, and lightweight, and that would create
a good seal against a smooth steel surface.  It was controvertial, but

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