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Silas writes “I got tired of my old 3’rd hand scratching up my circut boards, and that it only had 2 crocodile clips. I then went to the equal of the “dollar store,” and bought 2 3’rd hands. This is the end result a really nice 3’rd hand!”Link.


  • Soldering arms (DIY 3rd hand) – Link.
  • Third Hand – Link.
  • 3 degrees of freedom positioner for soldering / gluing … – Link.
  • MAKE’s Mostly Under $100 Gift Guide 2005! – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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