After selecting components I decided to tackle board layout. I will be using a small piece of perfboard. I sketched up a wiring schematic or three but quickly discovered that this strategy would not work well for laying out components on the board. I downloaded Eagle and taught myself just barely enough to generate a compact board layout which would help me figure out where components should go and which side of the board to put them. I couldn't quite find all of the right component footprints and the PCB traces are just general routing guidelines. I planned on deadbugging and air wiring some of the components anyway. This is one of my nearly final iterations.