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First off, Happy New Year everyone! We are very excited for all the possibilities that 2011 holds and we are looking forward to seeing some awesome new products and projects roll out in the next year. Good luck over the next few months as we all struggle to date things "2011" instead of "2010." And don't forget that Free Day is next week!
So if you're intimidated by the idea of creating your own PCB, perhaps the above video will help. Yep - that's a clip of 6-year old Charlie Mac soldering a board that functions as an electronic coin flip. First of all, the fact a 6-year old is soldering that well is impressive, but what makes it even more amazing is the fact that young Charlie designed the board himself. His dad then shipped the order off to SparkFun's sister-site BatchPCB. The result is what you see above - really cool! Great work Charlie (and nice teaching Dad)!