King Arthur carried Excalibur and Thor wields Mjölnir, but the Electrical Engineer? She will always have a pair of excellent tweezers at the ready such as these Rhino SW-11 Tweezers ! They are sharp, straight, and super luxurious.
These are our favorite pair of small-component-grabbing tweezers. They’re anti-static, anti-magnetic, anti-acid, and made of hard and frosted stainless steel (although the tips are so difficult to bend, we think perhaps they are made of Adamantium!)
These tweezers are super high precision meaning they’re fine and pointy to pick up any sized component. 0402 and 0201 can be handled. This particular model is ~139mm long with a ~10mm / ~0.4″ gap at the tips while open; this allows it to pick up most small and medium sized components, including chips and connectors, for placement and steadying during soldering!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.