A few months ago I had the luck of winning a free PCB from Dangerous Prototypes via twitter. I finally got around to building it. Below are some pictures of the build. Please no comments on my soldering skills – I’m still a novice at SMD components. This is the second kit I’ve done with SMD components, and the other was only a handful of SMDs and mostly through-hole.
There is one part missing – I didn’t install the connector for the test leads. I forgot to buy it when I bought the rest of the components (and it wasn’t actually the only thing I forgot).
This was a fun build, but it did underscore my need for a new soldering iron for SMD items and a new tip for my general purpose soldering iron (which is really too hot for SMD, but so far I haven’t burned anything up).
Now all I need to do is figure out how to use this thing!