I really like the idea and the very small ISP footprint specification; it is very useful for my SMT ATTiny designs. The assembly of the adapter is a bit challenging - I managed to build two that came out okay, but you really need to be patiend and align the pogo pins carefully.
Maybe a small secondary PCB with holes for aligning the pogo pins, at least as a soldering aid, would be useful.
I am just starting out with surface mounting parts -- And this went really smoothly. The only problem I had was orientation of LED's. Support was prompt & helpful. I will buy more if another need/project comes up.
As others have said, even though it is extremely difficult to solder all the pogo pins so they remain parallel and unbridged by solder, this is a fantastic little kit that is well worth its cost. My board designs are now much more compact. I am waiting for my first batch of boards with the compact ICSP pad layout to be delivered from the fab house, but have all confidence that it will perform as required. I have found that heatshrink tubing over the part of the "key" to which the pogo pins are soldered, not only help to avoid shorts when accessing the pads in tight areas and mechanically strengthen the joints, it also covers up my shoddy soldering!!
The 8 way LED indicator parts arrived VERY WELL packed downunder in just 16 days. Soldering the 0805 SMD LEDs was easy with a soldering iron and fine tip along with the obligatory magnifier light for us over 55s. Soldering the 1206 sized network resistors was considerably more challenging, despite being larger than the LEDs they each have four connections per side. Not for the faint hearted!
My first smoke test revealed two bridged connections on one resistor pack and three on the other. Some judicious soldering iron poking and 2mm solder braid fixed the issue.
An extra four LEDs (I ordered four boards) were provided which was a nice touch, though I'd have preferred a spare network resistor instead (not something I have any of, though I have plenty of the more common SMD LEDs and in fact used a green LED in the second row instead of amber to make life easier).
The completed board is a very nice addition for checking microcontroller pins, especially after hand soldering 100 pin SMD PICs to breakout boards! Good quality product.
Some time ago I chose to add extra LEDs, as I had destroyed a couple myself during the early stages of this little device. Interestingly none of the resistor networks died, no matter how much I abused them ;-)
This little flasher can fit into tiny places since it is only 18mm in diameter. But it has several flashing patterns pre-programmed in. And you can't beat the price. I wired it up to a x3 AAA battery holder and it instantly started working, with the pattern easily changed by shorting the two center holes. The documentation was in-depth but easy enough for a novice to understand. Recommended.