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Picture of Helping Hands for soldering
This instructable will show you how to build my version of the helping hands tool. 

Now I must admit that I did not think of this myself exactly.  There are a lot of Helping Hands ibles out there.  What I did was I took three ibles, and took what I liked out of them and put them all together.  

The three ibles that I am talking about are,
Improved GorillaPod Helping Hands Tool
Third Hand++
Illuminated Helping Hands

For the first link I liked how a GorillaPod was used for the arms,  The second I liked how there was three hands,  and the third I liked that there is a LED to light up what you are trying to solder.

Step 1: Parts and tools

Picture of Parts and tools
The parts and tools you will need are as follows.

Parts.
Block of wood (for the stand)
GorillaPod or a cheaper brand
3 alligator clips
2 bright white LEDs
Wire
100 ohm resistors
2.1mm power jack
USB to 2.1mm power plug
Epoxy and hot glue

Tools
Dremel
 
nice ible it would be really cool if you had a variable power supply that ran to the alligator clips