4 - Parts incoming

Today (01.03.2013) I finally received the parts and pcbs. The boards look beautiful, I'm very impressed by the quality. Just take a look at these pictures:

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I started assembling the boards right away. Soldering the tiny parts is really not difficult with these boards - the stop mask works well and with some flux it is an easy task.

Unfortunately, I ordered some of the resistors in the wrong package - they are extremely small (under normal circumstances, you would think they're just grains of dust!). I really had trouble picking them with a pair of tweezers.

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I also forgot to order the DIL switches used for adress selection. My leds are a bit too large, too. I placed the next part order right away to correct these mistakes.