Just wanted to tell you, I put the shield together today and had the Arduino controlling a servo and DC motor, all within a few hours. I’ve never soldered a PCB before, and I followed your website for everything, including what to buy from Radio Shack 🙂 I don’t think I can fully express my thanks for your kit and your very complete instructions. It demystified a process that I found very intimidating – now I can’t imagine why I thought that. Really nice work -shoshana.
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