This is designed as a solder-it-yourself kit. Kits are available on Tindie, or you can order the board off of OSHPark (purple only, of course! I Voted - English version or Yo Vote - Espanol ) and supply your own components (bill of materials in the files section below).
It can definitley be your first soldering project, though requires a little more care since the parts are close together. There are a lot of videos and tutorials on how to solder and equipment needed - follow any of them, nothing special is needed for this board. We do recommend using rosin core solder for the battery holder, because that part is a little harder to solder to. But no-clean will work. If you follow the build instructions below, in that order, no "helping hands" or vices or circuit board holders are required.
We'll update the Project Logs with a description of how the circuit works - the alternate blinking of red and blue LEDs is caused by a circuit called an astable multivibrator. It's all transistor-based, no processor or programming was involved.
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