:O I soldered something! Thank you instructables!

Okay. This is stupid. But I did it!

I, me, Lithium Rain, soldered something - and it isn't teh failz.

It works.

It works.


I have attempted for three years to teach myself this skill, and failed badly every time. But I did it this time!

A whole new world is mine. All those instructables I looked at and sighed with resignation that I would never be able to do - I can try them. All the broken earphones - I can fix them. All the little things that would have been so much easier - I can do them!

And instructables is why. It sparked my initial interest and all the awesome projects and users motivated me to keep trying even when I was melting humongous blobs of solder into a big mess, and giving myself cancer from breathing the fumes, and burns from hot metal and solder, and a complex because I couldn't solder two dinky little wires together. Thanks, instructables!

Okay, so it's not that big an accomplishment. But it made my day!

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DJ Radio8 years ago
lol, I wonder where i can get a soldering iron?
Home Depot has pretty cheap ones. :)
Radioshack has cheap pencil-type ones, as well.
I wonder if theose coleman cold heat ones work....
. I've never tried one, but I hear they are not very good for electronics projects.
Or sears
I will check it out later.
bumpus DJ Radio8 years ago
Radio shack.
DJ Radio bumpus8 years ago
No soldering iron there.
What?!? What kind of crappy RadioShack did you go to? Oh wait...that's redundant, isn't it? Sigh....
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