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Picture of Helping Hands from Notebook Cooler Pad
This is my first instructable. And this instructable will show you how to build my version of the helping hands tool for soldering.

There are a lot of Helping Hands instructables out there. But for my version is just using notebook cooler pad that I'm not used anymore. It's quite easy to build and there is a LED to light up what you are trying to solder.

Ok, lets get started !!
 
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Step 1: Parts and tools

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Here is all you will need:
- Cooler Pad for notebook
- Some wire that can bend into shape
- Jumper wire
- 4 alligator clips
- 1 LED white
- Resistor 330 Ohm
- PCB Matrix (Stripboard are recommended)
- 9 V battery
- 9 V battery holder with switch
- Shrink tubing
- Male header extended (optional)
- Blackhousing / female 1x1 header (optional)

Tools:
- Soldering iron
- Solder
- Hot glue
- Mini drill
- Pliers

Step 2: How to make an arm

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Step 1
Strip the end of the wire

Step 2
Bend the striped wire in the middle and back onto it self

Step 3
Put the wire in the slot of the alligator clips, and bend it around the striped end.

Step 4
Solder it in place for added strength and put on some shrink tubing (Optional).

Step 5
Make 4 of these.

Step 3: Make the base with Cooler Pad

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Step 1
disassemble the fan, to easier our work on the base.

Step 2
Make a hole with dremel (mini drill) for each side.

Step 3
Attach all wires to the hole.

Step 4
use the hot glue to attach the wire and make it stable.
tealk2 years ago
thanks for idea, really good instructable, i will make something like this but i will use cpu fan shield for base
faziefazie (author)  tealk2 years ago
You are welcome, I'm glad you liked it. Be sure to post pictures of it when you are done :)
http://www.instructables.com/id/3rd-hand-helper-for-only-1/
here is mine, thank you again
ZaneEricB2 years ago
if this doesnt make good sense, then i dont know what does.

Fume extraction + helping hands in one neat package...

well played sir, well played
faziefazie (author)  ZaneEricB2 years ago
Thanks :)
endrytama2 years ago
wow, impressive inovasi tokcer gan.. terus berkarya !! (^_^)9
faziefazie (author)  endrytama2 years ago
Terima kasih :)
endrytama2 years ago
wow, impressive inovasi tokcer gan.. terus berkarya !! (^_^)9
jadi12 years ago
Woooww
Keep up the good work ji!

Itu gak dipasang regulator ji?
Kalo gak salah fan untuk laptop kan dari usb, nah usb output'a 5V
Tp paji pake baterai 9V, mungkin baiknya ditambah regulator LM7805
biar output ke fan sama LED jd 5V hhehehe ^^V
faziefazie (author)  jadi12 years ago
hehehe makasih kak saran nya, tadinya emang mau dipasang regulator kak, tapi pas aku cek tegangan ke Fan nya dia mampu sampe 12V, jadi sebenernya untuk fan kaya gitu masih bisa dikasih tegangan lebih dari 5V, kecepatannya juga lebih kenceng pas dikasih 9V. Kalo pake power dari USB emang kencengnya ya seadanya tegangan 5V hehehe..