It's nearly all surface mount components so if you're not soldering every day this is the perfect test to keep your skills sharp. Avoid sneezes when you're handling the resistors - they are very small.
It's really cutely designed and the light dependant resistor is a nice touch to make it that bit more interesting.
I had a lot of fun working out how it does what it does. I'd not used a dual flip flop in this way so it's cool to pick up a new trick.
The USPS drop the kit off so I started putting it together right away. Pretty hard to solder something you can't see for me anyway at age 58. But it was going better than I thought until I dropped the 4.7uf 0805 Capacitor and it bounced of my desk and onto the carpet floor. I looked down at the floor for a minute and said to myself I'm not gonna even bother but I had a electrolytic 4.7uf Capacitor and stabbed it on and it doesn't mind it at all ,work's great except half the LED's don't work I think what happened is I kept repositioning them to many times and cooked them. So I ordered some more LED'S to finish the badge I even got red & blue LED's to alternate them it will be awesome maybe even one of a kind. Nice kit David.
I really like the design of this thing and it's just a fun little smd-practice and it does look very nice in the end. i think a schematic would've helped if you ran into any issues, but i just looked on your channel to find the schematic. all in all, amazing!
I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the development of the Binary Crap Clock Kit on YouTube, but I was really disappointed when I was too late to order the kit the first time around. Fortunately I was successful on the second round, and I have just finished soldering the Crap Clock and all is working brilliantly. I am really pleased with the Crap Clock, and I really enjoyed building it. Many thanks David for an excellent project and purchase.