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I am a PC Onsite Technician and even though they can't see me when I am working, Dell, HP and Lenovo expect me to use an Anti-Static Mat and Wrist Strap when I am servicing computers. If something would happen and I wasn't using one, I could be liable for any unsuccessful repairs. I purchased one at Radio Shack for about $30 with the wrist strap, but you can find them for about half of that nowadays, and I don't consider that too much to spend to have peace of mind knowing that your equipment is safe. This seems like a good project, but quite a bit of work.