Do you do this? I've read this elsewhere, but I'll go for a quick link: ISTP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I think I might be better at this than anything to do with craftmanship. I lost my first Nintendo this way. I have guitar and audio gear laying around that never gets any work done. Some I promised to fix for friends. It's also how I learned a lot about computers. I was fascinated with the first family computer, and every few weeks I'd do something to it late at night to tweak/explore some new configuration or OS for it.. and sometimes bring it to a broken state. What got me good though is trying to get it running again before my Dad woke up. Rinse, repeat.They are notorious for taking apart a device to see how it works before considering whether they can put it back together
Do you have any failed projects sitting around?