Cellphone disassembly alternative for idle hands?
October 23, 2010 4:23 PM Subscribe
What small mechanical thing can I repeatedly disassemble and re-assemble to keep my hands busy?
posted by ChrisHartley to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (27 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoy disassembling and assembling things, fitting pieces together, snapping bits in place, etc. Although I don't much care for guns I do enjoy the mechanics of assembling and disassembling them. Right now when I'm in a meeting or similarly occupied I tend to break my cell phone down and then reassemble it. Knitting probably fulfills a similar function for other people. Can anybody suggest a pocket sized or less mechanical thing, perhaps made of metal, that can be disassembled and reassembled in 5 minutes or so? I typically carry a Leatherman & bit kit so some tools can be required. Bonus points for sliding bits, penalty for lots of small springs that fly everywhere. Cost is a factor.