Barb Noren makes soldering iron unicorns

Barb Noren, of the highly-recommended YouTube maker channel, Barb Makes Things, has a fun and easy new project video. In it, she turns a Rainbow Dash My Little Pony toy into Rainbow Flux, the soldering unicorn.

This is the 3rd soldering unicorn Barb has made. The first, Sparkles, the soldering unicorn at CRASH Space, has ended up being something of a mascot for that age-old hackerspace. Barb also made one at the request of her mom.

In this video, Barb does some severe trepantion on Rainbow Dash’s head to accept the soldering iron and she reduces an iron to fit inside the body of the toy. Everything looks really easy and workable for anybody with even one of the most fundamental soldering and rotary tooling abilities.

All fun and frivolity aside, I’m sort of fascinated by the idea of a soldering iron that can be fixed which you bring the work to. Not sure how beneficial this could be, however then, I never ever would’ve considered a soldering iron unicorn, either.

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