Thursday, December 9, 2010

Altoids Tin Portable Helping Hands (with Fume Extractor)

Here's the first gadget I would like to show you, it's a very useful helping tool : Portable helping hands with fume extractor.

Few months ago my cousin sent me few altoid tin cans, (because in Slovakia we don’t have Altoids) so I’ve decided to create something from them. First idea that came to my mind was that I should build a portable soldering station which would consist from few parts. First part was this project: portable helping hands. Creating them was quiet easy. After I made it I found out that they’re very useful because they have 4 alligator clips, fume extractor and also bright white LED. Here you can watch video of assembling it and some pictures. Later this week I will add a tutorial or you can check tutorial here:


  1. Portable fume extractor and helping hands in one. You sure think out side of the box.. or inside in this case. HA. Nice work.

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