This is the latest version of our popular through-hole Simon Says Kit. We\'ve made some changes to the board that should make it easier than ever for the beginner to build! All components are through-hole, making this kit a great place to start when you\'re learning to solder. When building this kit, you\'ll have a chance to solder a 28-pin microprocessor, LEDs, battery clips and more.
After you have successfully assembled the kit, you will have a greater knowledge of through-hole soldering and the tools, techniques, and terminology required to populate your own PCB prototype. You will have a development platform with 5 outputs (LEDs and buzzer), 5 inputs (buttons), and serial for debugging. And, of course, you\'ll have your very own Simon game!
Checkout the assembly instructions - we\'re pretty proud of them. The kit even includes batteries! Assembly time varies, but for a true beginner with no soldering experience, the kit can take 20-40 minutes to assemble. A soldering iron and wire cutters are the bare minimum tools required. We scoured the earth and found a really fantastic beginner\'s [soldering iron](http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9507) for $10, [solder](http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9162) for $2, and [wire cutters](http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8794) for $2. We also have a [Learn to Solder](https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11202) version of the kit which includes all the tools you\'ll need!