The result is the Pocket-Sized, Clip-On, Rear-View Mirror -- and it's even triple-hyphenated! Using a stiff copper wire, it's adjustable to any position and it's quite lightweight: under 12 grams.
Step 1: What You'll Need
- an alligator clip
- a piece of 14 gauge or 12 gauge solid copper wire
- a 1"x1" hobby mirror
- epoxy like JB Weld
- needle-nosed pliers
- wire strippers
- a soldering iron and solder (optional)
- a knife (if you're extracting the wire from a scrap of Romex cable)
Step 2: Extract a piece of copper wire from scrap Romex
Starting with a piece no longer than about 12", cut a small part of the insulation at one end. Straighten the cable then use the needle-nosed pliers to grab the wire you want and pull it out.