Yes, you read right. After 38 years of never touching a soldering iron, I ended up buying one this week and tried it out this weekend. I first tried to solder some wires back onto a Shockwave sound chip, with little to no success. Then I later looked up a tutorial on how to solder online. The next day, I got to solder wires back on to a switch of a Viewmaster projector. Had better success with that. I tried working with the Shockwave chip again, but I think I ruined it. So if anyone has an extra chip with the wires hanging out of it, please let me know. Doesn't need the lights or the speaker. I still got those. As for the soldering itself, I had a heck of a time figuring out how to do "tinning", don't know if I ever got it right. The stuff kept falling off the tip And the solder also never dripped where I wanted it to. There were times I needed a third hand to hold the wire down, hold the iron, and hold the tin wire, or whatever you call it. So anyone got any pointers out there?