Robot builders know how hard it can be two solder together wires and other small items without burning yourself. For that, everyone needs a good set of helping hands. No, not your brother’s appendages! I’m talking about hands that come with alligator clips and don’t care how hot a component gets!
BadgerFly product’s deluxe model ($74.00) features four adjustable arms with alligator clips, a magnifying glass, and a very steady base made from 1/2″ thick aluminum. This helping hands system is so sturdy, you can even balance a 5 pound weight on the arms without tipping it over. A non-slip layer of cork on the bottom of the base will protect your workstation, too. The alligator clips that hold the connectors and wires firmly in place will also rotate 360 degrees. The arms themselves come in two lengths: the pair in the front are 5.5″ long, while those in the back are 9.5″.