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Old 28th May 2014, 08:48 PM   #1
Inigo71 is offline Inigo71  Spain
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Hi guys.
I want to introduce a new third-hand concept that is very useful for soldering. I explain all about it here (beware its work in progress!) and well soon be launching an indiegogo campaign to ask your support

Some video.

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I am very interested in your coments and observations,

Thanks in advance
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Old 28th May 2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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Is the magnet in the white case?
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Old 28th May 2014, 10:39 PM   #3
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Looks good. Are the crock clips on telescopic extensions? Would be real handy if they are.

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Old 29th May 2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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Hi guys.
The magnets are on the base, big strong neodymium magnets, and yes the arms are telescopic.
I am posting new images of our last prototype on the Facebook page.
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Old 29th May 2014, 09:41 AM   #5
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Nice design, nicely packaged.
Wish you success.
regards Andrew T.
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Old 16th June 2014, 08:10 PM   #6
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Dear friends:
We finally have our crowfounding campaign running at

Its been a lot of work making the prototypes and refining all the details, but now we have all shorted out.
But we need your help to make it possible, so please spread the word.
We have some items at a very reduced price for early adopters, so hurry up and pick up yours.
Thanks for all your support.
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Old 17th June 2014, 09:21 AM   #7
DF96 is offline DF96  England
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It looks just like a posh version of the 'Helping Hands' tool which has been available for decades. Essentially two croc clips on adjustable arms, plus a magnifying glass, all on a small heavy base.
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Old 17th June 2014, 09:31 AM   #8
Inigo71 is offline Inigo71  Spain
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It is not just posh, it is very compact, very fast to set, not unlocking all the nuts and very precise positioning. The user experience is much better with this one.
Hope you apreciate the difference.
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Old 17th June 2014, 01:01 PM   #9
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Default Very Clever, Very Well Done...

"I wish I'd thought of it....... first" .
I really like the packaging/ergonomics/total form factor, this is important nowadays.
I especially like the precision. and lack of hysteresis in the positioning.
If you can get the retail price down to less than $10 or so, you ought to sell millions in the big chain hardware stores

Thinking out of the box a little and you can create many other applications/markets, waaaay more than niche market "soldering third hand".

Design paintable square/rectangular/curved/multi level base plates with multiple sockets.
Design modules that plug onto the ends of the telescopic rods.....lamp/led lighting fixtures, information/price label holders, item display trays....etc, etc.....retail display, home decor.

Good luck with it, I wish you well.

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Old 20th June 2014, 07:43 PM   #10
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What is the weight of each base?

What is the weight of each base and magnet/ball combo?

I assume you are using ferrous surface
onto which you place the base/ball/holder combo in the video?

How do you keep base/ball/holder combo from tipping over
if you use it on a non-ferrous surface?
-- Sync
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