Well, I started watching the ask and engineer episode, then my friend David Showed up. Our task for the evening was to assemble a couple of minty boost kits. David’s like me, a college EE grad who hasn’t been soldering in years since going into software. At this point, mission accomplished. The thing that was key for him was the step by step tutorial. Me too for that fact. He really liked the fact that at every step you explain what the individual components are for. That feeds the inner ex EE in each of us. We’ll be assembling Monochron kits tomorrow. I think you’ve gained another customer – William
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