08 June 2017
Many DIYers I encounter online are a little sceptical, or perhaps afraid, of surface-mount work. It can be challenging, especially on boards designed for automated assembly. But there’s no reason to be afraid – and with a board design for human hands, it’s often a lot faster than through-hole.
So to illustrate this point, and also to give you an idea of what building one of our tiles is like, I made a film of buildiing the 1U UtiLFO: it walks through what’s in the bag, what you’ll need, and then films the whole process, with narration to explain what’s going on. It’s about 15 minutes:
It also is proof that even if you’ve got shaky, clumsy hands, you can build these kits!