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My youngest's aunt bought them a solder-your-own-game-console kit and I am terrified because my soldering skills are terrifying.

But I'm gonna pick up some soldering helping hands and a few other things I've been missing and we're gonna try to do this. 🤞


These are the helping hands I settled on, after reading a bunch of reviews and such. They have a few upgraded models like one that's a big slab of steel with repositionable arms that magnetize to the base, but I thought this one was a good choice.

Also spent part of the day rounding up whatever soldering supplies I had. Noticed the screw that holds the tip in on my old Radio Shack (RIP) soldering pencil was stripped, so if we have trouble, might need to buy new…

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