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Tools for Custom Embedded Electromechanical Devices

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Il Mio Problema

After very successfully replacing my 2005 HP iPod Photo battery with an iFixit kit, I just picked up a few items that will help on some of the miniature work that I'm into right now.

My eyes aren't getting any younger so the Head Magnifier, Helping Hands and Inspection scope will keep the details in sight.

The two Gerstner Toolboxes are going to free up some bench space and keep the small stuff organized.

The Flush Wire Cutter is the best there is and will make quick work out of small places.

The images show my 38" diameter digital clock that uses Atomic Clock reference reception of WWVB.

La Mia Riparazione

My lighted hands digital clock will need everything from my tool order and more.

The clock uses two Microchip 8-bit controllers - One to advance the current Atomic Time, set time zone and adjust lamp brightness while positioning the two proportional servos to the correct hand positions. This chip also outputs a pulse-train of current time into a second controller chip that acts as a smart port expander that drives the twelve purple hour LEDs which pattern against the current time from a table of time & actions in its memory.

Some of my tools date back to the late 70's so a tool upgrade was sorely needed.

Il Mio Consiglio

As modern devices get smaller and smaller, the right tools are just what the doctor ordered.

Immagine Digital Caliper
Digital Caliper


Immagine Probe and Pick Set
Probe and Pick Set


Immagine File Set
File Set


Immagine Anti-Static Wrist Strap
Anti-Static Wrist Strap


Immagine Helping Hands
Helping Hands


Immagine Oak Gerstner Toolbox
Oak Gerstner Toolbox


Immagine Finger Stalls
Finger Stalls


Immagine Inspection Scope
Inspection Scope


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