I have found a step by step instruction on making a very basic circuit board based joystick for the Pi. I have never done soldering and making one looks like a fun project. The instructions say that if it is not done right it can damage the Pi.
If I do make a mistake on the wiring or soldering and hook it up to the Pi does anyone think there is a danger to the Pi itself?
I am still waiting for mine to arrive (at least another 3 weeks) so I am looking for projects in the interim. However the last thing I want to do is get the Pi try out my home made joy stick and find it is ruined.