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January 27, 2014
Here’s my blog post on my build
Folks, I just finished building mine, and hope to have a blog post soon… but take their word for it, this is not a 1 hr project. I came in at about 3 hrs, and probably should have taken a break after hour 2.
The majority of this unit goes together like a dream. Didn’t even touch my vise or third hand. I was rocking until I hit the 5 pin connector that is made to marry up with the SparkPunk Sound Kit (which I have). Unfortunately this is a mess now because a) I didn’t use the approach they recommend on the sound kit side since it was built a few weeks back, and b) the sequencer board is very unwieldy once you get all the parts on. Very difficult to put into a vise. So what I have now is a bit of a Frankenstein connection just to get through a performance I am going to do with this (in three days!!).
I’d recommend a break after you put the sliders in, then come back at it with a fresh set of eyes.
As a matter of fact, that is what happened. It took me a while to get it out, even with the right tools. I’d recommend that they package this differently to avoid this. Still not sure where the missing resistor is. But I’ll let them know.
My kit was missing the 470 Ohm ¼ watt resistor and the nut for the battery pack. I have resistors on hand, so no huge deal I guess. And it would be silly to ship me one silly nut.
Here’s my write-up on this kit. Lots of fun. SparkPunk
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