Soldering Helping Hands With Fan

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Introduction: Soldering Helping Hands With Fan

About: I am always making electronic stuff. I like to do Arduino projects best. more projects coming soon!

Soldering is actually dangerous, not just that you can burn yourself but the smoke that comes from the tin is harmful.

It can cause irritation to eyes, headaches, nosebleeds, dermatitis, acne, sore troth, occupational asthma and irritation to upper respiratory tracts & lungs.

I found out a way to do safer soldering whit an pc fan i had from an old computer, the fan sucks the smoke away from you so that it dosent hit your face.

Step 1: Parts

* Helping hand tool magnifying glass

* PC fan

* 9v battery

* 9v battery connector

* Small switch

* Nut and screw

* soldering iron

Step 2: Mount the Fan

use the megnifying glass mount on the fan and screw it tight on the helping hands

Step 3: Soldering

tape the 9v battery to the foot (tape the battery whit the - side on the left like in the photo).

solder the + wires on the switch and the - on the battery connector to the - on the wire that goes to the fan.

tip: use shrink tubes,

Step 4: Finish

make it look nice and glue the switch on the battery connector and take some electrical tape over it, don't tape the connector to the battery.

Thanks for watching!

If you have any questions or something just leave a coment :)

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    This is really handy and cool! I love it. You might want to change the title to "Soldering Helping Hands with Fan". Nice work!

    2 replies

    thanks a lot! The title is already as you suggested it to be, or is it?

    It is "Soldering Helping Hands whit Fan". I might be building this soon, so great job!

    Genius. I am ur age and I have bad coughs if i breathe in fumes. 10 foot sprint from my bench to fresh air relief!

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    start soldering on the roof or something ;) and thanks :)

    here is an link to a cheap fan :) http://www.ebay.com/itm/SN9F-12V-2-Pin-40mm-Computer-Cooler-Cooling-Fan-PC-Black-F-/131280759726?pt=AU_Components&hash=item1e90f16bae

    I built something similar (PC fan in box beside my helping hands) but ended up destroying it when my soldering iron accidentally ended up in the fan

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    haha mine is a little bitt melted because of the same accident ;)

    Now I just use a fan from the dollar store like this: http://www.satzuma.com/images/preview/state1-desk-fan.jpg

    Have you had any problems with the increased air movement cooling the solder when you're trying to work with it?

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    I dot really understand what your question is but I haven had any problems whit this project.