The goal of this project is to build a simple tool to easily make holes in plastic and thin wood quickly, plug 'n play style. I have drills, but I don't like the idea of having to switch the bits all the time just to make a small hole for a screw. There's also the option of using a soldering iron, but that forces us to clean the tip later. There had to be a better, less messy way.
After trying all sorts of stuff like heating nails, using shower resistances and graphite leads from mechanical pencils, I had the idea to make this, which worked perfectly! The tool is very easy to build, in fact it's almost obvious and sometimes I wonder how hadn't I thought of this before.
Here's what you are going to need: