Open Source Helping Hands

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- a pair of alligator clips on semi stiff wire

- Is used to hold circuit boards or other electric parts when they arer be solderer or otherwise worked on

- Is as usefull as a spare set of hands and thus the name is born

Used For

- Electronics Soldering

- Electronics Assembly

- Electronics Prototyping/Troubleshooting

Industry Standards


Existing Open Source Designs


Basic Design


- A 3d printed or cnc milled base that holds the wires and the thing being worked on still

- Most likely a square or rectangle with a U shape wire support above it


- 2 Or more of these attach to the base

- Are semi stiff so that they stay in place once set


- Most likely alligator clamps, may want them to be noncunductive though...



See Also

- Open Source Soldering Station

Usefull Links

- Wikipedia Page on Helping Hands