The main thing I'll need is a soldering station. Right now I'm making do with a generic big box pencil type 110V iron. Setting it across a coffee mug (or in it) when its on. It came with a cheesy stamped metal stand that I had to bend into place, but it was more trouble than it was worth. The coffee mug works better since I can put the handle on one side and the business end on the other, with the guard sitting in the center- much easier to pick up and set down and harder to knock out. I'm wondering if those butane irons are any good. Don't really know how they work, if they're instant on or anything. And from what videos I've seen of electronics being manufactured it seems they have little tiny tips that feed solder out when they push them onto the PCB.