The Big Daddy Helping Hands use a big ole pair of vise-grips and some machined hinged metal, along with a handy piece of lumber, to create a set of helping hands that go farther than those little dinky alligator clips. Link (via Make)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.