Gorillapod Helping Hands

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Gorillapod Helping Hands by EricYoung Sep 16, 2012

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Printable, removable attachments that turn your Gorillapod into a genuinely altruistic helping hands tool.

Helping Hand tools are usually used for soldering and can be useful in other situations as well.

I saw a brilliant Instructable showing how to permanently modify a Gorillapod into a helping hands tool, so I figured why not make a version that is detachable and won't ruin your Gorillapod?

Original Instructable here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Improved-GorillaPod-Helping-Hands-Tool/


The PDF drawing attachment has the complete Bill of Materials and pictorials showing how the parts all go together. Everything listed was available at my local ACE hardware store (with the exception of the Gorillapod and the weight).

You can use pretty much anything for the weighted base - just glue the base plate part to something heavy and you're set. I used an actual 2.5 pound weight because it was sitting unused in my back yard.

To install the threaded insert you use a heated soldering iron to press it down into the hole of the base plate - see my "how to install Threaded Inserts" thing here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:30576

I'm leaving this instruction section pretty barren because I think everything is pretty self-explanatory in the PDF drawing, but if there are any questions feel free to ask :)

The zip file is a pack-and-go of the entire Solidworks 2012 assembly, including the drawing and a pretty accurate working model of the Gorillapod.

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This is pretty sweet.... Making it.. and if I can get it to hold my chopsticks for me ... I'm set.

Awesome, good luck with the chopsticks.

I definitely need this. I hate it when shrimps fall down when I'm soldering some sushi.

Right !!?