When my SnapOn ratcheting screwdriver starting to have clutch problems, I went looking for a replacement. After trying several, I came across the Rolgear Silent Ratchet Screwdriver. It ratchets, it’s silent, the bits store in the handle and don’t rattle. This is my new favorite full-sized screwdriver. Perfect for the desk/bench top. Worth the $25. https://amzn.to/2M8Svog
Small Calipers are a must when working on 3D projects (among other things). I have larger (6″+) metal ones, but wanted something that would be easier to toss on my desk for quick measurements. This General digital is small (3″) and non-metallic, so I can fiddle around electronics. MM, Inches, and Inches Fractions. Though, if you are doing 3D printing work, you only care about the mm. When working on custom projects, I use this dozens of times a day. About $14. https://amzn.to/2Ce0604
I also keep this little brass caliper, designed for jewelry work, in my shop coat pocket at all times. It’s handy for doing rough measurements. $9 https://amzn.to/2SP6wd0
Making custom joysticks with Arduino Leonardo (micro), X/Y stick, and a 3D printed case.
These plug into the XBOX Adaptive Controller.
It’s a close fit, but enough room to not be frustrating to assemble.
Find the 3D models here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3250017
Can be found here:
I noticed that the X knob needed just a bit of tightening. This, of course, required that most of the microscope be taken apart.
A nice find was that there’s a cutout in the lower casting. Almost exactly the correct size for an OLED display.
Back together again, with one of my “home sensor” tests (in this case, a laser Time of Flight sensor).