Back when I was 12 my dad (who is a fancy engineer) and I built a fuzzbox from a few things bought at "You Do It" Electronics (Needham, MA) and a wiring diagram. I think Mr. Craig Anderton may have been involved from a writing standpoint ... dunno.
Not long after, I got Craig's book "Electronic Projects ..." and did a few things. I did 'em okay.
Then, I forgot everything. And now I want to relearn. Specifically, I want to relearn:
* soldering skills (this is practice, IMHO)
* reading diagrams
* overall DIY project skills
I think I want to start by finding some sort of $50 kit on Amazon .... or do I?