After building my first PCB a while back and starting to attempt to use it, I decided that the smart thing to do would be to finish build #2, which is a Bus Pirate Demo Board. This demo board has a handful of chips that can be used to test a Bus Pirate (or in my case, a Bus Pirate Shield): 5 EEPROMs, a temperature sensor, a digital-analog converter, and a real-time clock.
My biggest hold-ups were ordering parts... I certainly have a bit to learn about SMD sizes, as I ordered some that were a bit small:
Finally, after a few extra parts orders, I finished it. I'm getting better at soldering SMD devices, although I should probably invest in a soldering station with adjustable temperature control and a better assortment of tips. My Radio Shack iron runs very hot.
This will make an appearance in a forthcoming blog post, particularly after I get more into using the Bus Pirate Arduino Shield.