Few days ago i've decided to create this cool Altoid Tin Portable Helping Hands. I'm soldering a lot so i need helping hands but most of the time i'm doing just small stuff like soldering an LED or something like that and i don't like original helping hands that much. So i've decided to create something small, portable and useful.
Step 1: Gather your parts and tools
1 - Altoids tin can
1 - 12V Fan,best would be 4cm because we need to put him inside the Altoids tin
carbon filter [you need to fit him on the Fan]
4 - Aligator clips
1 - SMD White LED
1 - 560 Ohm rezistor
Wires [i've used wires from FTP cable because they're good for bending]
1 - Switch
1 - Micro 2 position Switch
1 - Connector to 12V [i've used 3,5mm mono jack connector]
Step 2: Preparing Altoids Tin Can
Hole need to be big enough for wires.
Remember you need 6 holes, 4 for Aligator clips and two for Fan this two holes shall be bigger than the other 4.
Step 3: Preparing Helping Hands and Fume Extractor
Then prepare Fan i've added some washers then Carbon fiter and then Fan cover and youre done.