adamwolf wrote: If this is too commercial or inappropriate for this board or for Twin Cities Maker itself, please let me know. I don't want to step on any toes.
jtbarclay wrote:Good morning Adam,
Suggestions for immediate changes:
1. A 1 page simplified black and white build instructions folded and included in the bag, with a note to check the site for changes.
2. An option, say +$.50, to include a piece of double sided foam tape.
3. Some indication on the instructions about whether or not the mysterious 3 legged blue thing is polarized or not.
4. Tip, a small rubber band is great for holding the led segments and the socket in place while the first few legs are soldered.
Suggestions for board rev. 1:
1. DOUBLE the size of the solder pads, especially if this kit is meant to be family and solder newbie friendly. Even I messed up when I unsoldered one leg of the led segment to get it flatter against the board. The hole was covered in solder and my usual method of clearing it by swiping my iron over it a few times took off the pad, and then the front pad. I forgot to take a picture, but I had to use a jumper wire to connect leg 1 to the transistor. Take a look at some of lady ada's board files, IIRC her solder pads are nicely sized.
Looks great, I can't wait to play with it for a while, I'll let you know if I notice anything else.
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