Holding Tool, Soldering Holder, Third Hands, Helping Hands

Easily make a third hand holding tool using 2 alligator clips, some ball and stick toy magnets, and 2 flat headed nails.

Attach each alligator clip to a flat headed nail by crimping, soldering, or both (soldering works best). Once soldered,  magnetically attach one of the stick magnets to the flat headed nail. Now build a little pyramid base using the ball and stick magnets. Finally, attach the alligator clip stick magnet to the ball at the top of the pyramid. Voila, holding tool.

These little magnets are super strong, so the holding tool works well. If you need a heavier base, just add balls and sticks to the base of the pyramid.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • CNC Contest

      CNC Contest
    • Make it Move

      Make it Move
    • Teacher Contest

      Teacher Contest

    5 Discussions

    0
    None
    Yonatan24

    4 years ago

    Nice, How much weight can it hold?

    0
    None

    I used ball and stick magnets from a GeoMag set.

    http://www.fatbraintoys.com/toys/brands/geomag/index.cfm?source=google&kwid=geomag&gclid=CPSwqqbMx6cCFQI8gwodyxC8Dw

    0
    None
    rimar2000

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Interesting.

    The second image is a bit confusing, can you enlarge it, and change the perspective?

    1 reply