EXTRA HANDS FOR SOLDERING - OCTOPUS

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Intro: EXTRA HANDS FOR SOLDERING - OCTOPUS

A extra hands (helping hand), also known as a third hand, is a type of extremely adjustable hands to hold materials near each other so that the user can work on them.

Step 1: MATERIALS USED

  • Piece of wooden block
  • Wood sticks with square cross-section (10x10mm)
  • Alligator clips - 4 pairs
  • Flexible and stiff wire of preferable gauge
  • 0.5 W LED - 2 nos
  • SPST switch
  • 9 V battery with snap
  • Wires, Screws and other consumables.
  • Tools - Fixtures, Cross-cut saw, Drill, Angle Grinder, pliers, Cutters, Screw Drivers.

Step 2: Mark & Cut a Slot With Cross-cut SAW

  • Use a wood marker or Mica cutter to make impression in wood.
  • Then use Cross-cut saw to make a slot just enough for 4 wires to pass.

Step 3: Insert Wires and Secure Them With Tacker-gun

Step 4: Connect the Alligator Clips to the Free Ends

Step 5: Solder Lead Dispenser

Mark and Cut three pieces as shown in the pictures

Step 6: Drill N Screw

Make hole and then Screw as shown

Step 7: Slide the Spool in and Screw It to the Wooden Block

Step 8: Winding Over the Syringe

Step 9: Screw and Chop Off Its Excess Using Angle Grinder With Cut-off Disc

Step 10: 0.5W LED's in Series

Step 11: Finishing - Light

Step 12: That's All!! Work With Caution!

Step 13: Optional - De-soldering Wick Holder

Step 14: Optional - Guide for Solder Wire Feed

Step 15: Optional - Holding Fixtures

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    geekrex

    3 years ago

    looks good but soon the build will need replacement bcz these wire can take the load. i had made this same design years ago . but good project

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    chrisjlionelgeekrex

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    (I don't even know the gauge of the wire)I just went to a hardware store and paid 5 rupees for 1 meter of wire. I suggest gas welding filler rod which will be far more better than this.

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    geekrexchrisjlionel

    Reply 3 years ago

    i hope to see a new better version later .one suggestion use flux cored solder rather than the syringe . will make it look good.

    Glad to see your interpretation! This is very well done! A much more permanent solution than mine, that's for sure. I think I'll follow your lead this time, and try to recreate this to my needs.

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    Ninjarooster

    3 years ago

    I've needed one of these doing even the simplest of soldering jobs. I'll certainly make one (when I get around to it of course. XD)

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    Royell

    3 years ago

    Wonderful!
    Such an orderly, effective build, made from mostly reused materials.
    I love the rugged, utilitarian look!

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    Gemini1999

    3 years ago

    Looks awesome but my only question is the purpose of the syringe?

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