Greg finished his KITT kit today. We are getting great feedback on these kits for the beginner’s soldering class. Thank you!
Feedback so far:
1) Pre-solder IC sockets so that students can handle the ICs while minimizing solder points. 2) LED placement: side by side and level looks amazing. Even though the circuit does not use any real fading there is a nice fade effect if they are side by side. 3) Leave room to bend LEDs at right-angle so that board can be placed flat in the hood of a toy car 4) Explain circuit as you go along: Solder 555 timer and then connect a single LED to it to demonstrate its function (blinky). Then solder decade counter, the first four diodes, and all six LEDs to show LEDs sweep one way. Then finish off the last four diodes to show sweep back and forth. 5) helpful to show circuit printed on board like in the Elenco kits and woudn’t mind if board were bigger than needed to reduce eye strain and beginner mistakes