"All it takes to assemble an electronic kit is a trained monkey."While the construction of this kit did in fact not take much brains, it would take a very nimble fingered monkey to do the SMD soldering.
|I couldn't have done it without a little help from my magnifying lamp|
The through-hole components were not a problem at all. I just misplaced two components and the solder is very hard to get out of the through-plated holes. So better double-check before soldering.
The instructions are nicely printed in colour and, easy to follow and include full schematics.
As an alternative, for just one extra euro, there is a version available that has all the SMD components in place already.
|Very neat measurement readout|
- Soldering iron 15W / conical tip
- Fine tweezers
- Desondering pump / braid (just in case)
- Solder 1,0mm or less
- Small soft wire cutters
- Magnifying lamp (if you're over 40)
Bottom line: Fun little project for just over 20 bucks. Not really worth the effort if you already have a scope.