If you’re looking for a quick way to align and hold pogopins in a single line, try out a “DB” connector (ex. 9/15/25 — aka, old atari joystick style). The female connector hold the pins perfectly and is easy to solder to.
Only works for a single line (row or column) of pins, so not helpful for my 2×3 needs, but may help others.
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