During the last meeting at Kat's house there had been discussion about maybe doing a "build your own TV-B-Gone".
I'm happy to order some kits for this, they cost $20 each plus shipping (and since $20 adds up pretty quick I think I'm going to have to ask people to pay for the kits, though I'm happy to do a bulk order, and I'll try to source replacements for the common parts incase some don't survive the assembly and I can eat that cost).
Post here if you're interested, and once we get a rough idea I'll order some kits and see if I can order a few cheap-but-not-crap soldering irons (hint: if you bought it at radioshack for $10, it's both cheap, AND total crap.)
These kits are designed to be easy for the novice solderer. If you've never soldered before and you want to learn, this is a fun way. If you've tried before and think you can't, you probably used a shitty soldering iron and should try again.
These are all through-hole soldering, which is the "biggest" components there are and it doesn't generally require much finesse.