This is an elegantly designed kit which builds up into a fun little gaming handheld. There are some free third-party games available with source code which adds to the examples and games already provided by the creator. This was my first time using surface-mount components and I relished the challenge of improving my soldering skills.
I love the way this is designed. The kit is easy to build. The material is very high quality and the final look is just fantastic. The existing demos are wonderful and there's a lot to learn from them, specially with graphic routines. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
I had to wait about an extra 10 days, but not because of the GAMBY Shield kit... rather my Arduino Uno took a lot longer to arrive here than anticipated! Being an amateur at soldering (this was my second time, actually!) This kit was perfect! It took me about 2 hours of carefully soldering, and following every instruction to a "T", but it worked on the first test and I am learning to program with it now!
I personally think the LEDs were a bit difficult to place on, though it is noted as optional! All I suggest: take it slow, and be patient. Those LEDs might be hard to get on, but it's definitely worth it when they light up your screen! I look forward to anything that David has to offer in the future, and HIGHLY recommend the GAMBY kit for anyone looking to create a fun little handheld!