Want to try your hand at building an Etherkit CRX1? They’re now available over in NT7S’s Etherkit store!
Since it’s a kit using almost all surface mount components, assembling can seem a little daunting if all you’ve done so far is through-hole stuff. Jason offers up a good surface mount tutorial for beginners, and there are plenty of videos on YouTube to watch that will show you how to do surface mount work. It’s easier than it seems, but does require a little more care and attention to detail. Many people I’ve talked to seem to end up preferring it to through-hole stuff after a while.
I’m enjoying building mine so far. Don’t know if it works yet, but hopefully I haven’t done anything to mess it up.