If you've ever wanted to have one of those clip-on bike mirrors, but didn't want to buy one that specifically mounted either the helmet, the visor, or your glasses, then this Instructable is for you. It's even better if you have the parts lying around like I do.
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
The mirror itself consists of:
- an alligator clip
- a piece of 14 gauge or 12 gauge solid copper wire
- a 1"x1" hobby mirror
- epoxy like JB Weld
Tool wise, you'll need:
- 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)